The Changing Face of Asian Mission
Exploring some mission areas in Asia, where Western missionaries once worked, to see how the local people have come of age to pastor their own people.
What was once a flood of Western missionaries to Asia has now dwindled to a trickle, and Churches that once provided pastors for Asian Catholics now look to Asia to alleviate their own clergy shortages.
Tribal priests persist with German mission in central India
Church initiatives helped the indigenous tribes for 150 years but are now under attack from Hindu nationalists
Korean missionaries build up lives in Malaysia's Borneo
Priests from South Korea started the mission after Western missionaries were restricted in the Muslim-majority country
Local Jesuits lead mission in poverty-stricken Hazaribagh
Indigenous priests are shepherding the early Australian Jesuits' legacy, maintaining a focus on education
Pakistani priests on a fearless mission in Balochistan
Threats from Islamic militancy and cultural challenges are pastoral encounters for Punjabi priests in Quetta
Local priests relish mission in Indonesia's Bethlehem
In the past 123 years, a village parish has produced dozens of priests and nuns to serve the Catholic Church
Filipino Jesuits keep up mission on island of living dead
Some 8,000 local priests take care of the pastoral needs of 70 million Catholics in the Philippines
Vietnamese priests keep in step with foreign missioners
After the communists expelled all foreign missionaries in 1975, the Vietnam Church developed strong local roots
Kachin Catholics make their mark on Myanmar's strife-torn frontier
Challenging violence, poverty and lack of education, Kachin Catholics have emerged from the shadows of foreign missioners
On a mission to overcome adversities in Kalimantan
Work to improve the lives of ethnic Dayak people on Borneo island is now led by local Indonesian missionaries
Native clergy embrace legacy of Bangladesh's foreign missioners
After foreign priests laid the foundations for Catholicism, homegrown missioners are keeping up the good work
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