The Covid-19 response team of the Diocese of Lashio, Myanmar, distributes food to needy people in Shan state on May 21. Photo: social communication office of the Diocese of Lashio
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Myanmar’s Covid-19 situation concerns United Nations

MANDALAY (UCAN): The United Nations (UN) says the Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) situation in Myanmar is…

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Cardinal Bo calls for peace and harmony on Martyrs’ Day
The Martyrs’ Mausoleum in Yangon. Photo: Phyo WP/Wikipedia CC BY-SA

MANDALAY (UCAN): In commemorating Myanmar’s Martyrs’ Day, Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon, called for building a nation with peace and Read more

Stop the fighting say Myanmar’s bishops
person standing on concrete building

MANDALAY (UCAN): “As we are all together in this, only by unity we can win this challenge. War-torn countries are Read more

United Nations adopts human rights resolution on Myanmar
Rohingya refugees play football at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: CNS/Reuters

MANDALAY (UCAN): The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council adopted the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar resolution during the current Read more

First Rohingya Covid-19 case confirmed

MANDALAY (UCAN): Myanmar has confirmed the first case of Covid- 19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection in its Rohingya Muslim community. The Read more

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The Martyrs’ Mausoleum in Yangon. Photo: Phyo WP/Wikipedia CC BY-SA
Posted in Asia Region

Cardinal Bo calls for peace and harmony on Martyrs’ Day

MANDALAY (UCAN): In commemorating Myanmar’s Martyrs’ Day, Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon, called for building…

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Stop the fighting say Myanmar’s bishops
person standing on concrete building

MANDALAY (UCAN): “As we are all together in this, only by unity we can win this challenge. War-torn countries are Read more

United Nations adopts human rights resolution on Myanmar
Rohingya refugees play football at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: CNS/Reuters

MANDALAY (UCAN): The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council adopted the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar resolution during the current Read more

Myanmar’s Covid-19 situation concerns United Nations
The Covid-19 response team of the Diocese of Lashio, Myanmar, distributes food to needy people in Shan state on May 21. Photo: social communication office of the Diocese of Lashio

MANDALAY (UCAN): The United Nations (UN) says the Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) situation in Myanmar is particularly concerning due to its Read more

First Rohingya Covid-19 case confirmed

MANDALAY (UCAN): Myanmar has confirmed the first case of Covid- 19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection in its Rohingya Muslim community. The Read more

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person standing on concrete building
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Stop the fighting say Myanmar’s bishops

MANDALAY (UCAN): “As we are all together in this, only by unity we can win…

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Rise in human trafficking amid Covid-19 pandemic
Chains wrapped around the wrists of a man illustrate trafficking and enslavement. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): As governments and world leaders struggle to contain the Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, they must also work harder Read more

Italy goes back to church post-lockdown
A book and hand sanitiser are at the entrance of San Polo church in Brescia, Italy, on July 9. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): Bishops will need to help their communities participate more in parish life and return to taking part in Read more

In the same storm but not all in same boat
People wearing face masks line up and wait to enter a pharmacy in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on July 21. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): Humana Communitas’ in the Age of Pandemic, a new, eight-page reflection the Pontifical Academy for Life, notes that Read more

Duterte’s SONA address less than inspiring

MANILA (SE): On July 27, Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) spending about Read more

Call for action as hunger rate rises
Red Cross volunteers working in a mobile kitchen in Rome's Portuense neighbourhood, preparing pasta for the homeless and the poor on April 3. Photo: CNS

VATICAN (CNS): Monsignor Fernando Chica Arellano, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) called Read more

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Rohingya refugees play football at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: CNS/Reuters
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United Nations adopts human rights resolution on Myanmar

MANDALAY (UCAN): The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council adopted the Human Rights Situation in…

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Holy See renews pope’s debt-relief appeal

GENEVA (SE): Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva, renewed Pope Francis’ call Read more

Pope joins UN in call for global ceasefire amid Covid-19 pandemic

VATICAN (SE): Antagonism and differences “must be overcome through dialogue and a constructive search for peace, ”Pope Francis said after Read more

Conditions ‘not right’ for Rohingya return to Myanmar

MANDALAY (UCAN): United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has said conditions are still not conducive for Rohingya Read more

Pope and United Nations chief record video with Christmas wishes
Pope Francis with UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, during a private audience at the Vatican on December 20, . Photo: CNS/pool via Reuters

VATICAN  (CNS): Following a 40-minute private meeting in the papal library on December 20, Pope Francis and, the secretary-general of Read more

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First Rohingya Covid-19 case confirmed

MANDALAY (UCAN): Myanmar has confirmed the first case of Covid- 19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection in…

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Covid-19 panic in Rohingya refugee camp
Rohingya refugees at the Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar. Photo: UCAN/Stephan Uttom

DHAKA (UCAN) Fear has gripped the Rohingya refugee community in a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh after an ethnic Rohingya Read more

Malaysia under fire for plan to cane Rohingya asylum seekers

KUALA LUMPUR (UCAN): Malaysia has drawn condemnation from rights advocates for the planned caning of numerous Rohingya asylum seekers. A Read more

Rohingya refugees threatened by pandemic Caritas warns
Rohingya refugees evacuated from a boat near the coast of Seunuddon beach in Aceh, Indonesia, on June 25. Photo: CNS/Antara Foto, Rahmad via Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): “One of the key measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic is social distancing. But if Read more

United Nations adopts human rights resolution on Myanmar
Rohingya refugees play football at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: CNS/Reuters

MANDALAY (UCAN): The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council adopted the Human Rights Situation in Myanmar resolution during the current Read more

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