A fisherman casts his net among treetops at the edge of the Belo Monte Dam reservoir, near Altamira, Brazil. But the once-rich fishing grounds yield far fewer fish than before an fishermen are constantly snagging their nets on submerged trees. Photo: CNS
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Caring for common home requires deep ecological conversion synod says

VATICAN (CNS): The “unprecedented” environmental and social crisis in the Amazon calls for “a deep…

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Posted in Hong Kong

Priestly ordination at Lantau abbey

HONG KONG (SE): Deacon William Young of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance,…

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Pope Francis has declared the third Sunday in Ordinary Time to be dedicated to the word of God. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catolico)
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Special Sunday dedicated to the word of God

VATICAN (CNS): Pope Francis declared motu proprio (on his own initiative) that the third Sunday…

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Father Yu baptises a child during one of his visits to China.
Posted in China International

Mourning an inadvertent missionary

MELBOURNE (SE): One of the last living links with the first Columban mission in the…

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Indigenous Dumagat people from Quezon and Rizal, together with the Stop Kaliwa Dam Network, protest against the mega-dam project. Photo: UCAN/supplied
Posted in The Philippines

Environment clearance for controversial Philippine dam project

MANILA (UCAN): The controversial China-funded Kaliwa Dam project in the northern Philippines which threatens to…

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