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Cambodia confirms first community Covid-19 outbreak

Details: Cambodia has confirmed a cluster of 14 new Covid-19 cases, the biggest outbreak since the disease was initially reported about nine months ago, resulting in the closure of a major shopping mall and a large hotel, with at least 3,300 people potentially involved.

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Filipino child admonishes Duterte for foul language

Details: Philippines Filipino child admonishes Duterte for foul language Nine-year-old tells president using profanities is not the way to earn respect

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Filipino boy kills himself over online learning

Details: Philippines Filipino boy kills himself over online learning Student became stressed over financial burden on parents to pay for electronic gadgets to enable him to study

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Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly

Details: John’s Gospel has both the story of the institution of the Eucharist but he has a deeper and richer narrative to support it and the first part of the Gospel reading for today’s Mass.

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Details: Karen refugees mobilize on Thai border to fight Myanmar army April 5, 2021, Carol Isoux, Mae Sot According to the Karen National Union, more than 1,000 'political victims' are …

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Religious Congregations of Philippines, Manila Archdiocese

Details: Join Our Prayers for India. As India continues to struggle with worsening Covid-19 crisis and severe medical shortages, local Church leaders are urging to hold a day of prayer and fast on May 7 in solidarity with the country fighting against the spreading pandemic.

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Bishop of Kalookan Diocese Pablo Virgilio Siongco David

Details: San Roque Cathedral Compound, 10th Ave. cor A. Mabini St., Calookan City, Philippines Phone: (02)287-0380; 287-3693 Fax :288-9035; 288-9116 Email: [email protected] Pope Francis on September 14, 2015, Auxiliary Bishop Pablo Virgilio David Siongco of San Fernando the new Bishop of Kalookan in the Philippines. The diocese was vacant since January 25, 2013 after the resignation of its first

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Auxiliary Bishop of Zamboanga Archdiocese Moises M. Cuevas

Details: Centro Pastoral, P.O. Box 1, Puerto del Sol, Gov. Camins Ave., 7000 Zamboanga City, Philippines Phone: (062)992-7667 Fax :993-2668 Bishop Moises M. Cuevas was born on November 25, 1973, in Batangas city, in the archdiocese of Lipa. He pursued his priestly studies at the Pastor Bonus Seminary in Zamboanga City and at the Regional Major Seminary in Davao City.

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Homilies: Good Friday April 2, 2021

Details: Today is also a day of commitment to be a sign of God's love. God felt it worthwhile for Jesus to die in order that I might know love. My life is worth giving in the day-to-day as well as, if necessary, in death so that others may know that love.

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Ugandan archbishop found dead in his room on

Details: Catholic bishops in Uganda are mourning Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala, who was found dead in his room April 3.. His death shocked the East African nation, where the archbishop had come to be known as a defender of the rights of the poor and the downtrodden.

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Other Officials of Bombay Archdiocese

Details: Browse through the largest database of Updated Catholic Diocese and Archdiocese. List of Asian Catholic directory of Churches, Diocese, Archdiocese, Bishops and Archbishops with ucanews directory.

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Pakistan's digital divide 'causing more inequality'

Details: Samson Buta, editor of Agahi, the official weekly newspaper of the Archdiocese of Karachi, said the government must ensure unrestricted internet access to low-income families, former tribal districts and insurgency-hit Balochistan province. “It is our main source of information during the time of a deadly plague. People want to stay updated about the developing situation,” Buta said.

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Bishop of Legazpi Diocese Joel Zamudio Baylon UCA News

Details: Bishop's House, 61 Sikatuna Street, Albay District, P.O. Box 182, Legazpi City 4500, Philippines Phone: +63 52 481-2178 Fax :+63 52 481-2532 Email: [email protected] Bishop Joel Zamudio Baylon, D.D. was born on Jan 29, 1954, in Milaor, Camarines Sur. He was …

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Cambodia locks down provincial borders as Covid-19 spikes

Details: However, the remaining 90 were all involved with what is known locally as the February 20 Community Event, blamed on two Chinese women who broke quarantine, leading to the current outbreak of the UK variant of the contagion.

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Catholic Podcast, Daily Reflections, Interviews

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Mannar Diocese Diocese of Mannar Sri Lanka Ucanews

Details: The diocese stretches over a land area of 3,952.1 square kilometers. "Mannar" means "deer river" or "silt river." Mannar has an ancient port known as Manthai or Mathoddam, meaning "mango garden."

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The Philippines' throwaway street children

Details: Philippines The Philippines' throwaway street children As many as 250,000 youngsters are treated like garbage by being discarded and abused in cities and towns

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Sex assault claims against US theologian not credible

Details: When the claims first surfaced earlier this year, Gaillardetz denied the accusations and voluntarily stepped away from his teaching and administrative duties at Boston College while the investigation was conducted.. The accusations by Laura Grimes, a theologian in Detroit, came in two YouTube videos, one posted Jan. 23 and the other Feb. 24.

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All work and little pay for outsourced Hong

Details: Complaints were addressed only after the matter received media attention. Yet again unfairness in outsourcing arrangements, which have become increasingly common during recent decades, was highlighted.. According to government statistics, the above-mentioned departments and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department entered into contracts covering a total of more than 53,000 …

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Catholic agencies step in to help minors at US

Details: As the United States took in almost 19,000 migrant children, labeled "unaccompanied minors," in March, faith-based organizations such as Catholic Charities throughout the country have been doing their part to help.. In Texas, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Antonio set up over 2,000 cots for their guests at the Freeman Coliseum to "welcome and care for unaccompanied migrant

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Philippine hospitals declare full capacity of Covid-19

Details: An elderly resident receives an AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 in Manila on March 30 after the government imposed a stricter lockdown as hospitals in the capital struggle to cope with a surge in coronavirus infections.

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Catholic Dioceses in Brunei Archdioceses in Brunei UCA

Details: Brunei is an Islamic country where the Sharia law regulates life. Evangelization is strictly forbidden in the country. Besides, contact with Christians in other countries, import of the Bible and public displays of celebrations like Christmas are banned in the country by the royal decree.

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Calicut Diocese India Diocese of Calicut India Ucanews

Details: Calicut or Kozhikode is situated on the southwestern coast of India. The diocesan territory of 12, 505 square kilometers is bounded on the north by Kannur, on the east by Wayanad, on the south by Malappuram and on the west by the Arabian Sea.

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Dam threatens indigenous people's rights, says Filipino

Details: A Philippine bishop has warned that a multibillion-dollar dam project will bring destruction to thousands of indigenous people. Bishop Bernardino Cortez of Infanta said the fight against Kaliwa Dam is a “matter of survival” among those who cannot defend themselves because of …

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Pandemic paves way for labor malpractice in Philippines

Details: Philippines Pandemic paves way for labor malpractice in Philippines Struggling companies are using Covid-19 fallout as an excuse not to give laid-off employees their entitlements

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Karen refugees mobilize on Thai border to fight Myanmar

Details: Karen National Liberation Army soldiers take part in a parade for the 70th anniversary of the Karen revolution in January 2019 at a remote base on the Thai-Myanmar border.

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Brave Myanmar nuns refuse to be silenced by military power

Details: Myanmar Brave Myanmar nuns refuse to be silenced by military power As a Kachin nun earns global plaudits for her courage, more sisters are standing with the people against oppression

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Catholic group finds wage theft in US construction

Details: A report released April 14 by the Catholic Labor Network reveals that wage theft is rampant in the construction industry in the District of Columbia in the United States.

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Christianity thrives in Nepal amid trials and

Details: Christian social worker Chinimaya Blon ran an orphanage for poor and abandoned children in Dhankuta district of eastern Nepal for five years from 2011-16 until it was shut down following the government’s refusal to renew its license.

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Malaysian police investigate anti-Christian threats

Details: The ruling was greeted with uproar by Muslim hardliners who have been engaged in a protracted legal tussle to ensure that only Muslims could refer to God by that name, which has traditionally been associated with Islamic usage.

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Why are 'meek' Asians attacked in the US

Details: The US military deserves its due share of blame for molding the conception of Asian women as hypersexualized. During the wars in the Philippines in the 19th century and in Korea and Vietnam in the 20th century, US military men found Asian women at their beck and call as they turned to the flesh trade after the war wreaked havoc on their nations.

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Philippine diocese condemns red-tagging of bishop

Details: Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque defended Badoy, saying it was freedom of expression. Last year the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP) denounced red-tagging as it could endanger missionaries in the Philippines.

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Outspoken American scholar forced to leave Thailand

Details: Academic freedom, already under attack in Thailand, has come under further strain with what appears to be an attempt to force a prominent and outspoken American scholar to leave the country.. Immigration officials last week decided to terminate the visa and work permit of David Streckfuss, an independent scholar who has lived in Thailand for 35 years and is based in the …

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Lectors, acolytes: Formal installation means more than

Details: More than 40 years ago, then-Archbishop William Borders of Baltimore issued a pastoral letter signaling his intention to ask that the "official ministries" of lector and acolyte be opened to women.. Of course, in parishes and dioceses around the world, women already were reading the Scriptures at Mass, and some women and girls were altar servers and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist.

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Bishop of Mannar Diocese Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando

Details: Bishop's House, Pattim, 41000 Mannar, Sri Lanka Phone: (023)2222.710 Fax :2222.709 Email: [email protected] Bishop Fidelis Lionel Emmanuel Fernando was born on May 20, 1948 in Jaffna. His parents are of Vembar (Tuticorin diocese) origin and he hails from a big family, four of whom are religious-two priests and two nuns.

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Pandemic fuels child labor increase in the

Details: The economic crisis in the Philippines brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has fueled a rise in child labor, according to a government report.

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Bangladesh's Chittagong Archdiocese gets new

Details: Archbishop Howlader is the second metropolitan archbishop and sixth bishop of Chittagong, one of the country’s oldest Catholic strongholds. He was the auxiliary bishop of Chittagong from 2009 to 2015.

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Polish cardinal accused of failing to report sexual abuse

Details: A Polish cardinal and former secretary to St. John Paul II could face jail time after a Polish state commission accused him of ignoring sexual abuse by Catholic clergy.. Poland's State Commission on Pedophilia said it would initiate procedures against bishops "for not notifying law enforcement authorities, despite their knowledge that minors were being harmed by their subordinates."

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The track to enlightenment: Mahatma Gandhi and Mother

Details: Gandhi had relocated to South Africa from Bombay in 1893. On June 7, 1893, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (the real name of Mahatma Gandhi), then a young barrister, was on his way from Durban to Pretoria by train.

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Pakistan Church condemns 'Jesus Plus' movement

Details: Neno referred to Jesus Plus TV International that started in Warispura, a Christian suburb of Punjab's Faisalabad city, in 2003. Its YouTube channel, which offers healing and prayer services, has about 200 subscribers.. Similar channels and ministries have recently appeared in the Islamic republic, where Catholic leaders often complain of persecution and discrimination against religious

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Reflections with Fr. Michael Kelly

Details: Easter time, especially Holy Saturday, is the preferred (of course, not exclusive) date to baptise and welcome new members of the Church

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Oppression of minorities hinders harmony in

Details: The case of Sarker might be tragic, but it is a common reality in Muslim-majority Bangladesh where land disputes are a major cause of discrimination against minorities that can also lead to victims fleeing their homes and some settling in other countries.

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Mexican bishop backtracks on running for political office

Details: The conference also quoted canon law, which does not allow prelates to participate in politics. "There is no evidence that Bishop Cepeda has requested or received the permission prescribed by canon law," the statement said.. It also stated Bishop Cepeda "is subject to Mexican law, and it is up to state institutions to provide validity and approval to his candidacy."

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Holy Land Franciscans offer virtual Way of the Cross

Details: The Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land launched a virtual Way of the Cross project for pilgrims during Lent because the Holy Land is not accessible for a second year in a row due to the Covid-19 pandemic.. When the Franciscans realized that pilgrimages would not be possible again this year, the Custody wanted to provide a way for the faithful to be able to join in a Way of the Cross that

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Vietnamese Catholics given Divine Mercy guidance

Details: “God of love gives us the grace of resurrection and his love and peace, which are beyond our wishes,” Archbishop Nang said. The 67-year-old prelate urged the faithful to practice Divine Mercy by forgiving one another as God pardons them and by helping patients, people with physical disabilities and those who live in poverty and miserable conditions as much as they can.

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China's last apostolic pro-nuncio dies in Australia

Details: Australian Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy, who was the last apostolic pro-nuncio to China, died on April 10. The former president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity was also pro-nuncio to Bangladesh and worked in the Indian …

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Wayward monks exploit deference of Thai Buddhists

Details: Buddhist monks in Thailand enjoy a halo of sanctity, as they do in the country’s predominantly Buddhist neighbors. The reason is that they are believed to be following in the Buddha’s footsteps with their ascetic lifestyles on their way to Enlightenment.

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Indonesia moves to reopen schools amid Covid-19 risk

Details: Indonesia moved to reopen schools on Jan. 4 despite not having yet contained Covid-19 cases that are still growing significantly every day. The Ministry of Education and Culture said it will allow schools to reopen but left it up to local authorities whether to do so after taking into account several conditions, including the readiness of schools to implement health protocols.

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