UCA Asia News - Jun 26

Beijing will only tolerate religion in a very strict sense inside registered and heavily surveilled places of worship
Maryknoll priest 'married media professionalism to a passion for the Church in Asia'
As its lockdown eases, the government is relying on Japan's high level of social consciousness to achieve its goals
Francis calls on four churchmen to be heralds of the joy of forgiveness
Widespread criticism greets Swami Ramdev's claim that his medicine has a 100 percent success rate
10-member bloc accused of doing 'almost nothing for years' to help asylum seekers
Prison sentences are too light given the gravity of the crime, observers say
Redemptorist priest calls on the government to release 'these innocent people'
The bill empowers US president to seize assets of officials undermining Hong Kong's semi-autonomous status
As student protesters mark the 1932 Siamese Revolution, the government celebrates royalist counter-rebellion
Redemptorist Father Joe Maier found his calling in the slum district of Klong Toey
Rights groups warn shutdown will worsen healthcare situation and affect humanitarian aid
Xaverian missionaries have helped Dalits in Bangladesh to stand up against discrimination
Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization released an updated Directory for Catechesis
The updated Directory for Catechesis called for a fresh and focused tool that will 'enhance' evangelization
The allegations involved 2,982 clerics, including 2,623 priests, 46 deacons, 260 unknown persons and 53 others.
The bombings bring back memories of the Islamic State invasion of Ninevah province

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