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Katharina Reny Lestari

Katharina Reny Lestari

Reny entertains a unique sense for news, which helps her see the extraordinary in ordinary situations of Church life. With 20 years of journalistic experience, each week, Reny comes out with unique stories. Her knowledge of the local language and lived experiences are added advantages to UCA News.

Luke Hunt

Luke Hunt

Luke Hunt, a journalist of more than three decades of experience, is an expert on East Asia's socio-political issues. A columnist, author, and academic, he covers Cambodia and beyond for UCA News.

Cristian Martini Grimaldi

Cristian Martini Grimaldi

Based in Tokyo, Cristian writes about Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries. He worked for L'Osservatore Romano, the daily newspaper of Vatican state, for over a decade. He regularly contributes to major Italian newspapers and radio.

Quintus Colombage

Quintus Colombage

Colombage has been a journalist with UCA News for close to two decades, reporting social-political issues from Sri Lanka. Colombage is a researcher and holds a Masters in Mass Communication. He contributes reports, pictures and video features. URL: http://www.fmmsrilanka.lk/office/ https://lk.linkedin.com/school/university-of-kelaniya-sri-lanka/?trk=public_profile_school_result-card_full-click

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly is a Jesuit with 40 years’ experience in writing and reporting, editing and publishing, TV and broadcast radio production in Asia and Australia. For 10 years he led the church’s media organization in Asia - www.ucanews.com - and is now the English language publisher of the respected Jesuit periodical, La Civilta Cattolica.

Zahid Hussain Khan

Zahid Hussain Khan

Zahid Hussain Khan is a Karachi-based Pakistani journalist who covers stories on human rights, persecution of minorities and religious extremism. His media career has spanned more than 15 years, including stints in Geo News, Samaa TV, The News International and OpenSource Center.

Gianni Criveller

Gianni Criveller

Father Gianni Criveller of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions is dean of studies and a teacher at PIME International Missionary School of Theology in Milan, Italy. He taught in Greater China for 27 years and is a lecturer in mission theology and the history of Christianity in China at the Holy Spirit Seminary College of Philosophy and Theology in Hong Kong.

Shay Cullen

Shay Cullen

Father Shay Cullen is an Irish missionary priest of the Missionary Society of St. Columban working in the Philippines since 1969. In 1974, he founded the Preda Foundation, an active charitable organization dedicated to protecting the rights of women and children and campaigning for freedom from sex slavery and human trafficking.

Ben Joseph

Ben Joseph

Ben Joseph, a journalist of more than two decades of experience, began his profession in Mumbai. He later moved to New Delhi, Sultanate of Oman, and southern Indian cities like Chennai and Hyderabad. Ben worked with leading publications like the New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, Business Standard, Times of India and Muscat Daily. He writes about Asian politics and human rights issues.

William J Grimm

William J Grimm

William Grimm, a native of New York City, is a missioner and priest who since 1973 has served in Japan, Hong Kong and Cambodia. A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, he is the publisher of UCA News. Based in Tokyo, he regularly contributes columns. He is also the presenter of the popular Sunday homilies telecast through UCA News each week. A collection of those homilies has been published as Dialogue of One.

Justin Wejak

Justin Wejak

Justin Wejak is an ethnographer; he studied philosophy in Indonesia, theology and anthropology in Australia. For his PhD at the University of Melbourne he undertook an autoethnographic analysis of cultures of fear amongst Eastern Indonesian Catholics. By exploring the feelings of fear triggered by an Indonesian propaganda text connected with the killings of communists in Indonesia in 1965-66, he argued that Eastern Indonesian Catholic experiences of fear are simultaneously secular, religious and supernatural.

John Dayal

John Dayal

John Dayal (born 2 October 1948) is a journalist and human rights activist based in New Delhi. He is secretary-general of the All India Christian Council and a past president of the All India Catholic Union. He has been outspoken in opposition to the spread of hatred between religious communities.

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