UCAN News - Feb 12

Indian News

Bishops pray for seven Christians jailed in Odisha
 
Cardinal Baselios Cleemis led the “Prayer for Kandhamal’s Seven Innocents” composed by journalist Anto Akkara"Read more...

 

Indian govt admits rise in religion-based hate crime
 
Pro-Hindu ruling party accused of fanning the flames of violence against religious minorities. Read more...
 

Catholic schools in India's Manipur targeted by insurgents
 
Local govt vows to beef up security if needed, threats seen as extortion. Read more...
 

Move to restore Kashmir shrine may pave road to peace
 
Lobbyist wants to restore temple revered by Hindus and Muslims to kickstart India-Pakistan talks. Read more...
 

World News

Violence erupts after former Bangladesh PM Zia is jailed
 
One person dies in clashes as opposition party describes court verdict as 'an expression of a political vendetta'. Read more...
 

No love lost in Pakistan for Valentine's Day
 
TV and radio broadcasters ordered to ignore Christian festival as it has no connection with the country's culture. Read more...
 

Features

Cardinal Zen's opposition to China deal gains online support
 
Young Hong Kongers back the prelate's disapproval of the Vatican's dealings with the Chinese Communist Party. Read more...
 

'Little paper with a big cause' marks 70th year
 
'Mindanao Cross' has become a rich repository of religious, cultural and political events in the region. Read more...
 

Opinion & Analysis

Philippines' Duterte eyes federalist track to one-man rule
 
Activists label proposed changes to the constitution as 'a recipe for civil war' as strongman digs his heels. Read more...