Father Escabusa, centre, following his ordination in Bohol together with Father Patrick Masschelein, right, and Father Joseph Liu Ah-lun, left. Photo courtesy of Father Joseph Liu
Posted in Hong Kong The Philippines

Ordained to the priesthood in Bohol for Hong Kong mission

HONG KONG (SE): Father Louland Escabusa of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary…

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The celebration to mark the opening of the Legal Year was celebrated by John Cardinal Tong Hon, apostolic administrator of the Hong Kong diocese (second from left), and Bishop Andrew Chan Au-ming of the Anglican Church (second from right).
Posted in Hong Kong

Prayers for rule of law as legal year opens

HONG KONG (SE): Christian legal practitioners gathered to mark the opening of the Legal Year…

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Catholic church in Youtong, in China's Hebei province. File photo: CNS/Reuters
Posted in China

Some in China ignore new religious regulations

CHINA (UCAN): “The CCP’s (Communist Party of China) purpose is very clear. It is to…

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Pope Francis greets an elderly woman as he meets with people of the Banado Norte neighbourhood in Asuncion, during his July 2015 visit to Paraguay. File photo: CNS
Posted in The Pope Vatican

Church must recognise the gifts of older Catholics pope says

VATICAN (CNS): Old age “is not a disease, it’s a privilege,” and Catholic dioceses and…

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Travellers at Manila International airport were stuck in long queues and many missed flights in the aftermath of the Taal volcano eruption. Organisational plans, if any, had not improved by the time a China travel ban was abruptly implemented on February 3.
Posted in Hong Kong The Philippines

Filipino’s returning to Hong Kong trapped by Duterte’s travel ban

HONG KONG (SE): After days of dithering, the government of Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, ordered…

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