UCAN needs your support
You are why we do what we do - report, describe, comment, review. It is to bring to your eyes just what life is like for believers across Asia that we publish UCAN.
But as you know, the effort needs to be sustained if it is to have continuing effect.
UCAN publishes some 150 stories a week in four languages across six websites. We are grateful to benefactors in Europe and the US who support us. But those countries and the Church there are under increasing financial strain and their generosity no longer covers our costs.
We need financial help from our readers to sustain our efforts. Our reporters, editors, video producers and photographers all have families and we need to support them. They do excellent jobs, but they can't do their jobs for nothing.
Will you help us to sustain UCAN? Please click here to help.
Thanks in anticipation.
Fr. Michael Kelly SJ
Tagle sets date for New Evangelization summit
Bishops to share experiences of life in 'minority' environments
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle
- ucanews.com reporter, Manila
- August 14, 2013
The Archbishop of Manila has invited bishops in Asian countries where Catholics are a minority to join a conference to share their experiences of practicing their faith in difficult environments.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has set the date for the Conference on New Evangelization in the Philippines for October.
"We want to know from them how it is to be a Church in a country where the Christian presence is less than one percent," Tagle said.
The prelate said it would be good for Filipinos to hear stories from other countries to inspire them to become missionaries.
"We Filipinos should draw inspiration from their stories so that we will strive to be missionaries in places such as in Asia that have yet to hear the Good News," Tagle said.
Most of the workshops and sessions are to be conducted in English so that participants from overseas can also echo the seminars in their countries.
The Conference on New Evangelization is Manila Archdiocese's contribution to the celebration of the Year of Faith.
Dubbed a "Festival of Faith," the conference, which will be held from October 16 to 18 at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, will be attended by some 6,000 people.