The Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Hong Kong, in 2019. The liturgies of Holy Week and Easter cannot be postponed with the exception of the chrism Mass, according to the Vatican. Photo: Robi Gallardo
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Vatican decree issued for Holy Week liturgies with Covid-19 restrictions

VATICAN (CNS): “By the mandate of the supreme pontiff for the year 2020 only,” the…

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The Diamond Princess of the coast of Japan. Photo: Alpsdake/CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)
Posted in Features | Commentary

An unequal enemy

“All animals are equal,” George Orwell wrote in his 1945 classic, Animal Farm, and the…

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Workers making deliveries for a bank in Rome on March 10. Photo: CNS
Posted in China Europe Vatican

Chinese diocese donates masks to Italy and Vatican

HONG KONG (UCAN): The Diocese of Xi’an in China’s Shaanxi province, donated 24,000 disposable medical…

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Posted in Asia Region

Covid-19 coronavirus almost spares Myanmar

MANDALAY (UCAN): On March 23, Myanmar’s ministry of health and sports announced that an individual…

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Posted in The Philippines

Philippine officials prioritise themselves for Covid-19 testing

MANILA (UCAN): At least 34 senior Philippine government officials, along with their family members, skipped…

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