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UCAN News - Apr 17
Indian court restores Good Friday as public holiday
Ex-Portuguese territories blocked from trying to scale down importance of Christian red-letter day.
Court orders Indian state's govt to reopen church
Church in Uttar Pradesh was closed for seven months after officials recorded prayer service.
Goa Church expresses regret over priest's 'hate speech'
The state's Chief Electoral Officer has already ordered a probe, after the Goa BJP filed a complaint saying the sermon was a "hate speech".
SC seeks response on women's entry in mosques
In a series of posers, the court inquired about the prevailing practices on the entry of women in mosques abroad.
Underground priest in China arrested as Holy Week begins
Father Zhang is the third underground cleric from the same diocese to be taken by authorities in less than a month.
Apostolic vicar of Phnom Penh highlights significance of missionary work
Bishop Olivier Schmitthaeusler says upcoming Extraordinary Missionary Month is a booster shot for the Church in Cambodia.
Generosity comes to the rescue for ailing ex-prisoner in Vietnam
Sick activist had been unable to pay for his medical bills since being freed from jail in February.
Korean cardinal concerned about abortion ruling
Seoul's archbishop stresses sanctity of life after court rules that abortion ban is unconstitutional.
Rohingya children's school dreams hit stony ground
New order banning refugees from state schools in Cox's Bazar deprives them of an education, ramps up criminal risks.