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Rock Ronald Rozario

Rock Ronald Rozario

Rock began his journalistic career with UCA News in 2008. Based in Bangladesh capital Dhaka, has been covering social, religious, political, and human rights issues in Bangladesh and South Asia. Rock holds post-graduation in English and a diploma in journalism.

Robert Carl Mickens

Robert Carl Mickens

Robert is editor-in-chief of La Croix International, the English web edition of French daily La Croix. Since 1986, he has lived in Rome, where he studied theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University before working 11 years at Vatican Radio and then another decade as correspondent for The Tablet of London.

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

Saji Thomas

Saji Thomas

Saji Thomas is a freelance journalist based in the central Indian city of Bhopal. He writes about violations of social and religious issues. He has been a reporter for Indian dailies such as Times of India, Daily News & Analysis (DNA), Free Press, Central Chronicle and National Mail.

Michel Chambon

Michel Chambon

Michel Chambon is a French theologian and cultural anthropologist who studies Christianity in the Chinese world.

Siktus Harson

Siktus Harson

Siktus, based at Jakarta, leads the team of UCA News reporters in Indonesia and Timor Leste. A journalist of 20 years of experience, Siktus leads a group of four UCA News reporters to cover the events and trends that affect the Church in Indonesia.

William J Grimm

William J Grimm

William Grimm, a native of New York City, is a Maryknoll Missioner 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, Father Grimm regularly contributes columns. He is also the presenter of the popular Sunday homilies telecast through UCA News each week.

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.

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.

Christopher Joseph

Christopher Joseph

Christopher Joseph is a journalist based in India with more than 30 years of experience in news reporting and editing. He is currently the Editorial Coordinator at 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.

Benedict Rogers

Benedict Rogers

Benedict Rogers, a rights activist and journalist, is the East Asia team leader of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a rights organisation specialising in freedom of religion or belief. Based in London, Rogers writes about issues of religion and rights in Hong Kong and China, his area of specialisation.

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