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Syrian children to unite in prayer for an end to violence

Syrian children to unite in prayer for an end to violence

ALEPPO, Syria, Sep 27, 2016–Christian and Muslim children of Aleppo, Syria will gather together in prayer on October 6 to plead for an end to the violence and devastation in their city and country. Archbishop Boutros Marayati, the head of the Armenian Catholic archieparchy in Aleppo, told a mission society news agency that the initiative [...]

KOLKATA, Sep. 26, 2016–Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh and Muslim leaders joined Catholics at the tomb of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta on Sept. 23 hailing her dedication for the poor and praying for her intercession to emulate her work in their life. The interreligious prayer gathering at the tomb of Mother Teresa is one of a series of [...]

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sep. 26, 2016–The faithful of Sabah “must learn what is the position of the Church towards migrants and how to implement its social teachings, despite all the negative prejudices that are prevalent in our society towards foreigners “. Says Dominic Lim, director of the Commission for Human Development (Ahdc) of the Archdiocese of [...]

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Indonesia holds Asian Youth Day fund-raising concert

INDONESIA, Sep. 22, 2016–Semarang Archdiocese in Central Java, which will host the 7th Asian Youth Day (AYD), has held a concert to raise funds ahead of next year’s event in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta. The concert was one of several events being organized to raise money for the weeklong gathering to be held from [...]

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ROME, Sep. 22, 2016–The Holy See has confirmed that underground Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin has become the Bishop of Wenzhou in China’s southeast Zhejiang province, following the death of Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang on Sept. 7. “In accordance with canon law, Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin, coadjutor of the same diocese, succeeds the deceased prelate,” said [...]

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SEOUL, Sep. 21, 2016–Private groups composed of Catholics and Buddhists “are bypassing the Korean border, through China, they send humanitarian aid to the North Korean population affected by devastating floods”. This was confirmed to  AsiaNews,  a Catholic source, anonymous, who works for the dialogue between the two Koreas. Because of military provocations by Pyongyang, Seoul [...]

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National Catholic university opens in Vietnam

HO CHI MINH, Sep 19, 2016–The first Catholic university that is expected to improve theological knowledge among Catholics in Vietnam has opened. The Catholic Institute of Vietnam, the first ever one since the country was reunified under communist rule in 1975, was inaugurated on Sept. 14 in Ho Chi Minh City. “The institute aims to [...]

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  DHAKA, Sep 19, 2016–Around 203 Catholics from 21 parishes attended the meeting with each parish submitting a report on the problems encountered in families.  They picked out challenges such as lack of dialogue between husband and wife, increasingly frequent cohabitation outside of marriage, alcoholism and drugs, and suggested practical ways to overcome them.   A [...]

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Bishop welcomes Indian court’s human rights concern

MUMBAI, Sep. 16, 2016–An Indian bishop has welcomed the Supreme Court’s stance on human rights violations by security forces in insurgency-hit areas in northeast India and the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. “We welcome the Supreme Court’s concern on the issue as it is our right to live in our country happily and peacefully,” [...]

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NEW DELHI, Sep. 14, 2016–The Church in India “is committed to strengthening family life, despite the many challenges it faces.” This was stated to AsiaNews p. Milton Gonsalves, executive secretary of the Commission for the Family of the Episcopal Conference of Latin Rite bishops (CCBI). Since 2014, the priest performs travel in all regions of [...]

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Prayer, charity and service: the work of the Sisters of Mother Teresa in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Sep. 13, 2016- The Missionaries of Charity of Singapore welcomed “with joy and humility” the canonization of Mother Teresa, declared a saint by Pope Francis on September 4 in Rome. This was stated by Sister Mary Carmel, religious superior in the city-state, adding: “We want to imitate his example of service to the poor [...]

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WENZHOU, Sep. 13, 2016–More than 5 thousand faithful attended the funeral of Mgr. Vincent Zhu Weifang of Wenzhou, who died on September 7 . The crowd of faithful brought bouquets of flowers, flags and rallying ornamental wreaths at the cemetery. The ceremony began with a prayer led by Fr. Hu Longjian, along with 43 ​​priests [...]

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BATTICALOA, Sep. 13, 2016–Hundreds of pilgrims gathered at the Shrine of Our Lady of Matara in southern Sri Lanka on Sept. 11 to celebrate the birthday of the Blessed Mother. Bishop Joseph Ponniah of Batticaloa, Bishop Raymond Wickramasinghe of Galle, Buddhist religious leaders, and members of parliament attended the church for the feast’s evening prayers. [...]

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NEW DELHI, Sep. 12, 2016–Kiran Puspa Kujur was disappointed. She looked again at the TV but the news report was clear: the Indian government had approved the Surrogacy Regulation Bill banning the commercial procedure in the country. Unable to have a baby after 10 years of marriage, her dream of becoming a mother was “crushed” [...]

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Death of Chinese bishop prompts questions over successor

CHINA, Sep. 9, 2016–Relations between the Vatican and China are likely to intensify with the death of Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang of Wenzhou on Sept. 7.  He was 89. Bishop Zhu, who spent decades in China’s notorious labor camps, was acknowledged by both the Vatican and China. However his automatic successor, Coadjutor Bishop Peter Shao [...]

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SEOUL, Sep. 8, 2016–Korean religious leaders and laity gathered for an interfaith gathering to pray for the environment at Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul on Sept.1. Seoul Archdiocese organized the Pan-Religious Prayer Service for Our Earth, which was attended by some 250 clerics and lay people of various faiths. Guests included Buddhists, other Christian denominations and [...]

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