The Union of Catholic Asian News (UCA News, UCAN)
is the leading independent Catholic media service from Asia.
A network of journalists and editors that spans East, South and Southeast Asia, UCA News
has for four decades aimed to provide the most accurate and up-to-date news reports, feature stories, commentaries, analysis, video stories and podcasts on the religious, social and political developments that relate or are of interest to the Catholic Church in Asia.
, based in Hong Kong, operates the flagship news portal--www.ucanews.com
--as well as several verticals including the online Directory of Catholic Dioceses in Asia.
The aim of our reporting, which comprises a convergent media approach that couples traditional journalistic practices with multimedia and social media, is to give shape and context to the political, social and religious trends that inform all faith communities in Asia, but in particular the Catholic community.
We interpret the Catholic Church to be the body of all Catholic believers, and therefore we focus on the challenges and joys, the hardships and triumphs of ordinary people who strive to put their faith into practice in their communities by helping those less fortunate than themselves.
In addition, we strive to give focus to important international developments and show how they affect the scope and mission of the Catholic Church in particular, and the people of all faith communities in general.
More and more, international media has turned its attention to the strengthening of economies and the new political alliances being formed in Asia.
Whether it is the burgeoning of democratic reform in Myanmar or the ongoing struggle to balance economic growth and prosperity with the protection of human rights in Cambodia and China, UCA News reporters do their best to report on these issues in a way that is accessible and relevant to the lives of engaged Catholics in Asia and abroad.
For this is also a principal goal of UCA News
reporting: to bring the lives and experiences of Asian Catholics to their brothers and sisters in the United States, Europe and elsewhere.
currently operates bureaus in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Your support is valuable for the Church's media mission in Asia. Contribute to help Asia's largest network of Catholic journalists and editors here: https://www.ucanews.com/donate