UCAN Asia News - Jul 22

Bangladeshi sculptors withstand adversity and low pay to carve beautiful works of art
Catholic prelates defend pastoral letter criticizing anti-terrorism law
Delhi Minorities Commission report says homes, shops and vehicles of Muslims were selectively targeted
The demolition of 135-year-old Bui Chu Cathedral will be completed in August
Sister Ruth Lewis spent half a century caring for severely disabled children and elderly people
Coronavirus restrictions force St. Joseph's seminary to provide theological lectures via the internet
Reopening of borders a welcome development to many low-income people in neighboring countries
Santa Anastasia Minor Basilica will become the center of pastoral activities of migrant Syro-Malabar Catholics
Indonesian president bows to pressure from Church, environmental groups
Controversy surrounding the destruction of a Buddha statue in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa highlights growing religious intolerance
Muslim pilgrimage has been canceled several times due to wars, famines, diseases and political reasons
Indian bishops back new Vatican guidelines that call for even vague and anonymous claims to be investigated
Church explores challenges of food access and stigma faced by religious minorities
The blaze broke out in three places in the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul July 18
Pope Francis renewed his call for a global cease-fire
More than 3,000 have fled Rakhine recently as fighting intensifies between the military and the Arakan Army
Capacity limited to 20 percent because of coronavirus restrictions