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UCA Asia News - Oct 6

 

Vatican tries to reassure critics of deal with China on bishops

Pope Benedict XVI signed off on the 2018 provisional agreement, says Cardinal Parolin

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Protests in Bangladesh over priest accused of rape

Church and community leaders are accused of trying to protect a priest arrested over the rape of a minor girl

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Vietnamese pastor released four years after arrest

Pastor A Dao belongs to one of several unregistered churches in Vietnam

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Retired Dhaka archbishop thanks people for love, support

Cardinal D’Rozario concelebrates thanksgiving Sunday Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral Church

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Indonesian nun lightens load on poor single mothers

Franciscan Sister Maria Katharina teaches women the skills to support themselves and their children

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Sri Lankan cardinal questions release of Easter attack suspects

Cardinal Ranjith says the sudden release of Riyaj Bathiudeen, brother of former minister Rishad Bathiudeen, is highly suspicious

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Caritas India awarded for Covid-19 efforts

Church's social wing is recognized for going the extra mile in helping the poor and marginalized

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Rights groups target Indonesian military on its 75th birthday

Activists renew calls to rein in armed forces after number of recorded abuses increases last year

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South Koreans go online to celebrate Chuseok

Visiting ancestral graves is the most common tradition for Christians and non-Christians during the annual holiday

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New law urged to protect Cambodian female journalists

Women reporters complain of sexual harassment, online threats and being treated roughly by authorities

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The curse of child abuse in Thai schools

Revelation of what appears to have been systematic abuse at Sarasas schools has caused uproar in Thailand

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No one responsible for mosque demolition as Hindutva triumphs

The constitution has been robbed of its meaning as India's march toward Hindu majoritarianism accelerates

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Letter from Rome: A time for every matter under heaven

Despite Pope Francis' best efforts to renew the Church, perhaps now is just not the time for real reform

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Catholic law school launches Philippine rights crusade

Students at San Beda College initiate series of events to bring greater attention to increasing abuses

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Pope Francis’ new encyclical speaks for poor, ignored

Pope Francis invites "all people of goodwill" to reflect and dialogue about building universal brotherhood

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MULTIMEDIA

Indonesia's indigenous people lose homes

Indigenous communities say they have been excluded from a national mapping project

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Hmong children celebrate Vietnam festival

Cultural festival brings families some cheer despite cold weather and the coronavirus pandemic

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