UCAN Asia News - Feb 7

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Commentary

The Vatican-Chinese bishops kerfuffle
What is happening right now is no way unprecedented in recent Catholic history in China read more
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Features

East Timorese exiles trapped in poverty
After fleeing conflict in 1999, many people are struggling to survive or attain land rights in East Nusa Tenggara read more
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News

China-Vatican deal shocks Chinese Catholics
Underground church feels 'abandoned and betrayed' and warns that some faithful will leave the community read more
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News

Erupting volcano puts Philippine diocese under strain
Church is feeding tens of thousands displaced by ongoing Mount Mayon eruption, Legazpi prelate says read more
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News

Sri Lankans mourn Buddhist monk who dies after elephant attack
Venerable Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera worked hard to build interreligious harmony read more
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Philippine police chief Bible bashes church leaders
Ronald dela Rosa hits out at church criticism of police using Bibles, rosaries as props in raids on drug suspects read more
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News

Court rules against Indian Baptists banning Catholics
Village edict excluding other religions, denominatons unconstitutional, judge says read more
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News

Filipino bishop wants future Japanese saint for his diocese
Tells visiting prelates from Japan blessed Justo Takayama Ukon is a symbol of friendship between countries' Christians read more
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Commentary

A new year, a new Pakistan
July election marks a new era, and church leaders must step up to defend our rights read more
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News

Mindanao tribes oppose plan to develop ancestral lands
Indigenous leaders say govt move is a total sell-out of the Philippines' resources read more
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News

Priests, nuns told to seek out people in unjust situations
Philippine Religious told to renew values, behavior, and lifestyles on World Day for Consecrated Life. read more
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Bangladeshi disabled children's center marks 25 years
Church run facility in Rajshahi appeals for local donors as foreign funds dwindle read more
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Video

'Learning makes me happy'
Teenage Rohingya refugee attends an informal school for refugees in Kuala Lumpur Watch this video
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Gallery

Child Jesus honored with fluvial procession
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Commentary
Najib gets a run for his money in Malaysia
As voters turn against the PM, fears are growing that the general election will be damaged by fraud and dirty politics read more
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Features
Myanmar's Hindu refugees anxiously await repatriation
Rakhine massacre has created mistrust of Muslims but Rohingya leader says any fear is 'unfounded and unacceptable' read more
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News
Wider counter-terrorism role for Indonesian military opposed
Apart from conflict with police, human rights activists fear army would shoot terrorists on spot read more
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News
Civilians trapped as Myanmar military fights Kachin rebels
Church leaders are concerned that people may suffer food shortages as fighting intensifies read more
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Religious minorities unhappy with India's federal budget
Opposition parties, rights groups claim funding for minority development schemes has been sharply reduced read more
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Commentary
Letter from Rome
Some Catholics feel the pope has been less willing to listen to other points of view regarding certain issues read more