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Marawi Catholics have nowhere to hold Holy Week rituals

Marawi Catholics have nowhere to hold Holy Week rituals

ucanews.com     3+ day ago

There is nowhere to hold Holy Week rituals for Catholics in the city of Marawi in the southern Philippines, two years after a conflict that displaced close to half a million people...

Indian state wants federal probe into foreign funding of Christian charities

Indian state wants federal probe into foreign funding of Christian charities

ucanews.com     5+ day ago

Jharkhand state in eastern India has sought a federal investigation into 31 Christian charity organizations to check for the mishandling of overseas donations. The state governmen...

Myanmar nuns caring for the disabled

ucanews.com     5+ day ago

It was built in 1963 and it's run by the Sisters of Charity of Saints Bartolomea Capitanio and Vincenza Gerosa congregation. They provide a range of service. From physiotherapy to providing an educat...

Catholic bishop calls on Filipinos in Libya to return home As fighting around Tripoli intensifies, fears

Catholic bishop calls on Filipinos in Libya to return home As fighting around Tripoli intensifies, fears

ucanews.com     1+ week ago

The head of the Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People of the Philippine bishops' conference has appealed to Filipinos in Libya to return home as fears of renewed ci...

Radio Veritas praised by Viet Catholics - ucanews.com

Radio Veritas praised by Viet Catholics - ucanews.com

ucanews.com     1+ week ago

Even people in remote areas have access to Church programming, says a supporter during anniversary celebrations Catholics in northern Vietnam have recalled amid 50th anniversary c...

Caritas aims to ease Indias hunger pains - ucanews.com

Caritas aims to ease India's hunger pains - ucanews.com

ucanews.com     1+ week ago

The Catholic charity launched its nationwide campaign for this year's Lent, a seven-week period culminating in Easter Sunday on April 21, with the theme "Nutrition our right -- Uni...

Catholic bishop calls on Filipinos in Libya to return home

Catholic bishop calls on Filipinos in Libya to return home

ucanews.com     1+ week ago

The head of the Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People of the Philippine bishops' conference has appealed to Filipinos in Libya to return home as fears of renewed ci...

Syro-Malabar Catholics deserve to know the truth As Bishop Manathodath takes a confidential report to

Syro-Malabar Catholics deserve to know the truth As Bishop Manathodath takes a confidential report to

ucanews.com     1+ week ago

A senior bishop of the Eastern-rite Syro-Malabar Church is visiting the Vatican with a "confidential report," a month after its preparation entangled him in a criminal case. The c...

Former Bangladeshi lawmaker charged over death of prominent Catholic

Former Bangladeshi lawmaker charged over death of prominent Catholic

ucanews.com     1+ week ago

Abul Kalam Azad, a former ruling Awami League party MP from the Govindaganj constituency in Bangladesh's north, was charged with 12 others on April 9 with murder over the death of ...

Indian Catholics accuse bishop of selling church land

Indian Catholics accuse bishop of selling church land

ucanews.com     1+ week ago

A group of Catholics in a southern Indian diocese have accused their bishop and a priest of selling off prime church property, causing massive financial loss, but the bishop dismis...

Catholic woman fights patriarchal bias in Indonesian poll

Catholic woman fights patriarchal bias in Indonesian poll

ucanews.com     1+ week ago

Golkar Party candidate emboldened by her faith as she battles for better social welfare for women, children and immigrants Running as a Catholic woman in a patriarchal Muslim coun...

Water crisis spells misery for Bangladeshi villagers As climate change spreads saline water from the sea

Water crisis spells misery for Bangladeshi villagers As climate change spreads saline water from the sea

ucanews.com     1+ week ago

As climate change spreads saline water from the sea, coastal residents struggle to find the stuff of life "Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink" -- the verse from Samuel...

Young Indonesian Catholics told not to waste chance to vote

Young Indonesian Catholics told not to waste chance to vote

ucanews.com     1+ week ago

The Indonesian bishops' conference and other church organizations have called young Catholics not to spurn their chance to vote in upcoming presidential and legislative elections o...

Sri Lankan Catholics march against drug abuse- ucanews.com

Sri Lankan Catholics march against drug abuse- ucanews.com

ucanews.com     2+ week ago

Catholics including priests and nuns have joined religious and political leaders in Sri Lanka at a protest march and rally against drug abuse. The island nation has become a major...

Myanmar nuns give hope and healing to lepers- ucanews.com

Myanmar nuns give hope and healing to lepers- ucanews.com

ucanews.com     2+ week ago

A quiet Myanmar village welcomes people who have contracted leprosy regardless of race and religion. Naung Kan, just 8 kilometers away from Kengtung town in Shan State, has a lepe...

Pakistani farmers in the honey as Caritas means bee-siness

Pakistani farmers in the honey as Caritas means bee-siness

ucanews.com     2+ week ago

Yaqoob Masih is the first Christian beekeeper in his remote village in Pakistan's Punjab province. Born and raised among farmers, laborers and owners of small tuck shops, Masih wa...

Church charity steps in to aid disaster-hit Filipino farmers

Church charity steps in to aid disaster-hit Filipino farmers

ucanews.com     2+ week ago

It took some time for farmer Rosenda Apay, 59, to realize that she was finally tilling her own farm. It took more than 16 years of lobbying and asserting her rights to have land. ...

25 dead, scores injured in Bangladesh blaze- ucanews.com

25 dead, scores injured in Bangladesh blaze- ucanews.com

ucanews.com     3+ week ago

At least 25 people were killed and more than 100 injured after fire engulfed a commercial building in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on March 28. As many people are receiving hospital ...

Cushions make all the difference for women in Indian town

Cushions make all the difference for women in Indian town

ucanews.com     3+ week ago

Making cushions has created more life opportunities for a group of women living in a small town in India's Jammu and Kashmir state. Each day the women gather to make velvet cushio...

Catholic activist jailed after Hong Kong court rejects appeal

Catholic activist jailed after Hong Kong court rejects appeal

ucanews.com     3+ week ago

A prominent Catholic activist has been jailed after a Hong Kong court refused to hear her appeal against a conviction for causing public disorder during demonstrations against alle...

Caritas looks to free mentally ill in Indonesian diocese- ucanews.com

Caritas looks to free mentally ill in Indonesian diocese- ucanews.com

ucanews.com     3+ week ago

It was ten long years ago when Aleksius Dugis was shackled and locked in a tiny filthy hut by his family in East Manggarai district on the Indonesian island of Flores. His legs we...

Traffickers horrific crimes against Rohingya, Bangladeshis

Traffickers' 'horrific' crimes against Rohingya, Bangladeshis

ucanews.com     3+ week ago

A transnational human trafficking syndicate committed crimes against humanity in Malaysia and Thailand against tens of thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshi men, women and children...

Myanmar nuns protect young women from traffickers Good Shepherd sisters also offer vocational training at center

Myanmar nuns protect young women from traffickers Good Shepherd sisters also offer vocational training at center

ucanews.com     3+ week ago

Good Shepherd sisters also offer vocational training at center near Thai border for victims of domestic abuse In a remote village near the town of Tachileik on the Myanmar-Thai bo...

Layman brings life of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka- ucanews.com

Layman brings life of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka- ucanews.com

ucanews.com     3+ week ago

Journalist Saman Kapila Wijesuriya writes about the day-to-day activities and mission of Pope Francis on his news website Vathikana Sulaga (Vatican Winds). He began a blog in the ...

Nuns provide hope and healing to lepers in Myanmar

ucanews.com     3+ week ago

Nearly 100 long-term residents are looked after a Naung Kan leper colony in Myanmar's Shan State. There the Sisters of Charity nuns who provide them with food, shelter and medical support. Naung Kan ...

Catholic Churchs regional aid agency elects new leaders

Catholic Church's regional aid agency elects new leaders

ucanews.com     3+ week ago

Bangladeshi layman elected president of Caritas Asia while Filipino priest joins regional commission Caritas Asia, one of seven regional offices of the Catholic Church's humanitar...

China-backed militia forces nuns to leave Wa hills- ucanews.com

China-backed militia forces nuns to leave Wa hills- ucanews.com

ucanews.com     3+ week ago

Wa army's eviction of Sisters of Charity from northern Myanmar comes as Beijing steps up crackdown on Christianity On Nov. 2, All Souls' Day, Catholic nuns operating in Myanmar re...

Mindanao conflict moves Muslim to work with Christians- ucanews.com

Mindanao conflict moves Muslim to work with Christians- ucanews.com

ucanews.com     3+ week ago

Participation of locals in humanitarian responses has become integral in Church's work to help conflict-affected communities Her days at university exposed her to the religions an...

Rohingya dread relocation plan to Floating Island- ucanews.com

Rohingya dread relocation plan to 'Floating Island'- ucanews.com

ucanews.com     3+ week ago

Refugees say Bangladeshi island is prone to floods and scorching heat, fear move could hinder repatriation to Myanmar For several weeks, state officials in Bangladesh have been vi...

Catholic Church is an integral part of China

Catholic Church is an 'integral part of China'

ucanews.com     1+ mon ago

The Catholic Church in China is a fundamental part of Chinese history and can play a leading role in promoting the common good of all its citizens, says Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Va...

Philippine Catholic priests make death threats claim

Philippine Catholic priests make death threats claim

ucanews.com     1+ mon ago

Trio call on church leaders to make a stronger stand against killings and human rights abuses Three Filipino Catholic priests, known for being outspoken against a wave of drug-rel...

Bangladeshs flawed war on drugs not tackling root causes

Bangladesh's flawed war on drugs not tackling root causes

ucanews.com     1+ mon ago

Police killed 300 suspects and arrested 25,000 in 2018 but 'yaba' scourge still rampant amid high unemployment, alienation In early June of last year, 33-year-old Muhammad Tarek (...

Catholic women assaulted in Vietnam over land dispute

Catholic women assaulted in Vietnam over land dispute

ucanews.com     1+ mon ago

Evictees claim unlawful land grab after Church granted them the land in 1954, but govt says houses were built illegally At least two Catholic women were attacked by police in sout...

Catholic women assaulted in Vietnam over land dispute- ucanews.com

Catholic women assaulted in Vietnam over land dispute- ucanews.com

ucanews.com     1+ mon ago

Evictees claim unlawful land grab after Church granted them the land in 1954, but govt says houses were built illegally At least two Catholic women were attacked by police in sout...

New lifestyle transforms religious observance of Filipinos

New lifestyle transforms religious observance of Filipinos

ucanews.com     1+ mon ago

In the predominantly Catholic Philippines, tradition comes to life during the observance of the 40-day Lenten season that starts on Ash Wednesday. It is, however, unlike in the pa...

Philippine politicians told not to stain Ash Wednesday- ucanews.com

Philippine politicians told not to stain Ash Wednesday- ucanews.com

ucanews.com     1+ mon ago

A Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines official has warned candidates in upcoming national elections in May not to use Ash Wednesday rituals to advance their political a...

Vietnamese Catholics draw on abuse summit- ucanews.com

Vietnamese Catholics draw on abuse summit- ucanews.com

ucanews.com     1+ mon ago

Bishop supports role for governments and civil laws to combat clerical child sex abuse The head of Vietnam's bishops, who attended the recent Vatican child protection summit, has ...

Marriage in Malaysia lures Rohingya women- ucanews.com

Marriage in Malaysia lures Rohingya women- ucanews.com

ucanews.com     1+ mon ago

Criminal syndicates are exploiting women in Bangladesh refugee camps to entice them onto unsafe boats Tahmina Begum and her family had a relatively prosperous life at their home i...

Duterte warns against harming Catholic bishops, priests

Duterte warns against harming Catholic bishops, priests

ucanews.com     1+ mon ago

Whoever attacks or threatens members of the clergy will have to face his wrath, Philippine leader says After calling the country's Catholic bishops "useless fools" who should be "...

Air pollution: Dhaka's silent killer- ucanews.com

ucanews.com     1+ mon ago

About 10 years ago Muhammad Motin was a farmer in a remote village in northern Bangladesh. The plot of land Motin had was not large enough for him to support his family which included his three sons....

Catholic farmers angry over Indonesian geothermal plan

ucanews.com     1+ mon ago

February 21, 2019 Around 1,000 Catholic farmers on Flores Island in Indonesia s East Nusa Tenggara province have called on the government to halt a geothermal power plant project, sayin...

Catholic poll body to monitor Philippine election Election commission says churchs poll watchdog has

Catholic poll body to monitor Philippine election Election commission says church's poll watchdog has

ucanews.com     2+ mon ago

The Philippines' election body has given the green light for the Church's poll watchdog to monitor midterm elections scheduled to take place in May. The Commission on Elections to...


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