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As Catholics in Pakistan welcomed “Servant of God” status for a man who died a hero, the murders of clergy in Vietnam and Pakistan shocked minority Christians.
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Published: February 04, 2022 11:10 AM GMT

Updated: February 04, 2022 03:09 PM GMT

Myanmar is facing a humanitarian crisis as it prepares to mark the first anniversary of the military coup that ousted a civilian government. Meanwhile, rights abuses and radicalism threaten peace and stability across the region.
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Published: January 28, 2022 11:08 AM GMT

Updated: January 28, 2022 11:08 AM GMT

Election fever is heating up in Timor-Leste as a former Catholic priest stands for president. Justice and human rights remain major concerns for Christians and other vulnerable groups in Asia.
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Published: January 21, 2022 11:08 AM GMT

Updated: January 21, 2022 11:09 AM GMT

Catholics in Asian nations offer hope and support to communities in distress amid conflict, oppression and the pandemic.
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Published: January 14, 2022 11:32 AM GMT

Updated: January 14, 2022 03:39 PM GMT

Shock and anger abound over India’s pro-Hindu government targeting of humanitarian groups like Missionaries of Charity. In other Asian nations, people grapple with injustices, oppression and the pandemic.
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Published: January 07, 2022 11:15 AM GMT

Updated: November 16, 2022 10:57 AM GMT

Christmas spirit is slowly gripping Catholics in Asia despite challenges including natural calamities, the coronavirus and oppressive regimes. The New Year looms with new hope against adversities.
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Published: December 24, 2021 11:22 AM GMT

Updated: December 24, 2021 11:23 AM GMT

Catholic-run institutes bear the brunt amid an anti-Christian purge in India. In other Asian nations, people grapple with the impacts of natural and manmade calamities.
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Published: December 17, 2021 11:27 AM GMT

Updated: December 18, 2021 04:30 PM GMT

Politically troubled and divided Hong Kong has welcomed a new Catholic bishop who promises healing and bridge building. In other parts of Asia, people cling to hope for freedom, justice and unity in unfavorable environments.
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Published: December 10, 2021 11:09 AM GMT

Updated: December 10, 2021 03:35 PM GMT

Compensation brought some consolation for two sexually abused altar boys in Indonesia this week as Christians and other groups ramped up their battle against injustice and discrimination.
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Published: December 03, 2021 11:39 AM GMT

Updated: December 07, 2021 03:53 AM GMT

Catholics in strife-torn Myanmar continue to be targeted by the military junta. In other Asian nations, Catholics and others leap to support communities in distress and join forces to battle for rights and justice.
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Published: November 26, 2021 11:10 AM GMT

Updated: November 26, 2021 03:18 PM GMT

Timor-Leste paid tribute to independence heroes on the 30th anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre. In other parts of Asia, there were stories of triumphs and struggles against oppression and injustice.
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Published: November 19, 2021 11:05 AM GMT

Updated: November 19, 2021 03:04 PM GMT