Pope Francis places a pallium on Cardinal Re on June 29. Photo: CNS
Posted in The Pope

Pray more complain less pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS): “It is pointless, even tedious, for Christians to waste their time complaining…

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Understanding the style of the pope

HAS THE VATICAN succumbed to the pressures from Beijing? Has China managed to buy its silence in these trying times Read more

Vatican releases guide on how leaders must handle abuse allegations
The dome of St. Peter's Basilica is pictured at the Vatican. Photo: CNS

VATICAN (CNS): The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering a step-by-step guide for how Read more

Pope saddened by Turkish ruling turning Hagia Sophia into mosque
Posing for a selfie in front of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul on July 11. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): “I think of Hagia Sophia, and I am very saddened,” Pope Francis said while commemorating the International Day Read more

Pope advances five sainthood causes

VATICAN (CNS): Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes five people. In a July 10 meeting with Giovanni Angelo Cardinal Becciu, Read more

Children at a Caritas community school in Sadiq Nagar on June 24. Photo: UCAN/supplied
Posted in Asia Region

Caritas Karachi helps students during Covid-19 lockdown

KARACHI (UCAN): Caritas Pakistan’s Karachi chapter distributed what it calls psychosocial packages among 25 students…

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Despite record Covid-19 spike Pakistan lifts lockdown
Imran Khan. File photo: UCAN/courtesy of PTI media

ISLAMABAD (UCAN): Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, announced an easing of Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-coV-2) restrictions from May 9 despite a Read more

Pakistan battles Covid-19 and prejudice
Bishop Indrias Rehmat of Faisalabad (second from right), with Father Abid Tanveer, vicar general of Faisalabad, and Aneel Mushtaq (left) at the installation of a hand-washing facility at the entrance to the Cathedral of Ss. Peter and Paul. Photo: UCAN/Aneel Mushtaq

LAHORE (UCAN): Pastor Irfan James was passing by a mosque in Shershah Colony in Lahore, when he announced the distribution Read more

Preacher apologises for Covid-19 remark blaming women
Tariq Jameel. Photo: UCAN/YouTube screen capture

KARACHI (UCAN): Pakistan’s widely followed Islamic preacher, Maulana (scholar) Tariq Jameel, tendered an apology over remarks he made on April Read more

Interfaith unity in Karachi against Covid-19

KARACHI (UCAN): “You can come and set up your camp at the cathedral compound. We will coordinate and work together Read more

The cover of the updated Directory for Catechesis. Photo: CNS/USCCB
Posted in Vatican

Catechesis is about a relationship not just information Vatican says

VATICAN (CNS): Teaching the faith is a work of evangelisation meant to lead people to…

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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

Can religion hold a dialogue with communism?
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HEBEI (UCAN): An agreement China and the Vatican signed in September 2018 is nearing the end of its two-year term. 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

Justice and dignity not the privilege of the rich
Women religious from around the world gathered in Rome in 2019 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Talitha Kum, an international network of religious women fighting human trafficking. Photo: CNS/courtesy International Union of Superiors General

VATICAN (CNS): “The principle of profit maximisation, isolated from all other considerations, leads to a model of exclusion that violently Read more

Parishes need conversion to be missionary says new Vatican Instruction
Mass at Rosary Church, Tsim Sha Tsui. File photo

HONG KONG (SE): The Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy released The pastoral conversion of the Parish community in the service Read more

Albert Lee believes better health literacy for students can help transfer related knowledge and skills to the whole community.
Posted in Hong Kong

Church is important in pandemic fight doctor says

HONG KONG (SE): The Church plays an important part in the fight against the Covid-19…

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Missionary stays put in Hong Kong despite Covid-19
Father Cuddigan.

HONG KONG (SE): An Irish missionary priest, Father Michael Cuddigan of the Society of St. Columban, says he would prefer Read more

Diocese of Hong Kong prayer for deliverance from coronavirus

Prayer for Deliverance from the Epidemic(Covid-19 Coronavirus Infection) O God, you are the source of all goodness. We come to Read more

The power of Hong Kong people comes from love

Social worker, Rivalino Chung. Rivalino Chung Wai-lung, a school social worker and a member of the Reclaiming Social Work Movement, Read more

Appeal from the Colloquium of Six Religious Leaders of Hong Kong regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus
high-raise buildings

Click to download PDF here With the speedy dispersion of coronavirus confirmed case in July, much disturbance has caused to Read more

Mass for Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Hong Kong, livestream, August 2, 9.30am (GMT +8)

Broadcast from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception https://youtu.be/beTL12xA_ck

As a new wave of infections hits the city …

I  felt sad when I heard that there was a community outbreak of Covid-19 in Hong Kong. In June, I Read more

Bishops and priests pose for a photograph after the public installation of Bishop Li of Fengxiang on June 22 in front of St. Joseph's Cathedral. Photo: UCAN/supplied
Posted in China

China installs another Vatican mandated bishop

HONG KONG (UCAN): In the second such significant incident in two weeks, China’s state-sanctioned Catholic…

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Third Catholic bishop installed in state ceremony
After the installation of Bishop Peter Lin Jiashan, on June 9. Photo: Ethnic and Religious Affairs Department of Fujian

HONG KONG (UCAN): Bishop Peter Lin Jiashan, the 83-year-old bishop of the unofficial community in Fuzhou, Fujian province, was installed Read more

Time for pope to review China deal?

by Michael Sainsbury With every passing week, there is a new story about the increasing repression of mainland China’s Catholics—as Read more

First bishop ordained since Sino-Vatican deal

HONG KONG (UCAN): Father Anthony Yao Shun of the Diocese of Jining, Inner Mongolia, was ordained at the Our Lady Read more