One of China’s Dongfeng-41 intercontinental strategic nuclear missiles on during a National Day parade on 1 October 2019 . Photo: CNS/Reuters
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Call to work for nuclear disarmament from United States and Japanese bishops

CLEVELAND (CNS): The path to true peace requires the world to abolish nuclear weapons, Bishop…

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Dump nuclear power say Japan’s bishops
Smoke billows from the area of the No. 3 reactor of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Tomioka, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, in March 2011. Photo: CNS/Tokyo Electric Power Co. via Reuters

TOKYO (UCAN): Abolition of Nuclear Power: An Appeal from the Catholic Church in Japan, the English version of the book Read more

Bishop warns Duterte against nuclear power
Anti-nuclear power activists prepare for a cycle ride during an event in Manila to mark the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown disaster that occurred on 11 March 11 2011. Photo: UCAN/Jay Directo

MANILA  (UCAN): Bishop Gerardo Alminaza of San Carlos, the Philippines, called on the government to abandon any ideas of pursuing Read more

The immoral fallout of atomic energy
Cooling towers of a nuclear power plant: Photo: Johannes Plenio/Unsplash

Father William Grimm MM July 16 is the 75th anniversary of an event that blights the lives of every one Read more

World needs peacemakers not empty words pope says
Pope Francis observes a moment of silence during a meeting for peace at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Hiroshima, Japan, on November 24. Photo: CNS

"The world does not need empty words but convinced witnesses, peacemakers who are open to a dialogue that rejects exclusion Read more

United States and China spar over the Philippines
A hydrographical and chorographical chart of the Philippines, with inset detail, produced by cartographer, Jesuit Father Pedro Murillo Velarde; engraver, Nicolás de la Cruz Bagay, and artist, Francisco Suarez (1696-1753) and published in Manila in 1734. Public domain

The fisherfolk of Masinloc and Sta. Cruz, Zambales, have fished Scarborough Shoal for generations. However, over the past several years, Read more

Court dashes Trump’s plan to end youth migrant programme
DACA protesters hold signs outside the US Supreme Court in 2019. Photo: CNS/Reuters

WASHINGTON (CNS): On June 18, the United States (US) Supreme Court ruled against efforts by the administration of the president, Read more

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Parishioners from Mother of Christ Church, Sheung Shui, distribute daily necessities to the needy in March this year.
Posted in Hong Kong

Church leaders agree on the need to reach out

HONG KONG (SE): As the Vatican released The pastoral conversion of the Parish community in…

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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

My best childhood memories

The childhood memories I cherish most are the times I spent with my family. Time flies very fast and the 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

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Rodelia Villar
Posted in Hong Kong

Domestic worker nominated for Spirit of Hong Kong Award

HONG KONG (SE): Rodelia Pedro Villar, a regular contributor to the Sunday Examiner and a…

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Church leaders agree on the need to reach out
Parishioners from Mother of Christ Church, Sheung Shui, distribute daily necessities to the needy in March this year.

HONG KONG (SE): As the Vatican released The pastoral conversion of the Parish community in the service of the evangelising Read more

My best childhood memories

The childhood memories I cherish most are the times I spent with my family. Time flies very fast and the 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

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The head of a Marian statue stands among the ruins of Qianwang Catholic Church in Shandong province after it was demolished in August 2018. Photo: UCAN/supplied
Posted in China

Sinicisation seminar divides priests in Shandong provinces

HONG KONG (UCAN): Shandong’s Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA) and provincial Church Affairs Committee (CAC)…

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New rules could cripple China Church’s film and television work

HONG KONG (UCAN): China’s National Administration of Radio and Television banned filming 20 categories of content including material promoting fabricated Read more

China’s war on religion backfires in light of Wuhan coronavirus crisis
Hankou Railway Station is closed after the city was locked down following the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Wuhan, China. Photo: CNS/China Daily via Reutersa

by Michael Sainsbury China’s respiratory virus emergency (Novel coronavirus 2019-CoV) has quickly escalated into a full blown and so far Read more

China bans Christian funerals

WENZHOU (UCAN): Christian funerals have been banned in some areas of China as the government begins to enforce a set Read more

China’s official Church installs fifth underground bishop
After the public installation of Bishop Ma on July 9. Photo: UCAN/supplied

HONG KONG (UCAN): A fifth bishop of the unofficial Church in China, Bishop Paul Ma Cunguo of Shuozhou was officially 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

Missing Chinese bishop feared dead
Bishop Su. File photo: UCAN

HONG KONG (UCAN): Bishop James Su Zhimin of the unofficial Church in Baoding, Hebei province, who was last seen at Read more

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The Blood of Christ Chapel at the cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua, on July, after it was severely damaged in an arson attack. Photo: CNS/Reuters
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Attack on Managua cathedral denounced

MEXICO (CNS): The Nicaraguan Bishops’ Conference called an arson attack on the Cathedral of the…

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Remembering a priest, poet and revolutionary
Father Cardenal speaking during a celebration for his 90th birthday at the National Theatre Ruben Dario in Managua, Nicaragua, on 27 January 2015. File photo: CNS/Reuters

“I see the new day, an earth without terror, without the tyranny of a dynasty!” Father Ernesto Cardenal, who collaborated Read more

Producing face masks in Brazil and Kenya
Indigenous women at the Satere Mawe Association of Indigenous Women in Manaus, Brazil, on April 24. The women have also been sewing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: CNS/Reuters

SÃO PAULO (CNS): With Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) contagions climbing in several countries around the world, an Italian non-government organisation (NGO) Read more

Agency demands prisoner release to contain Covid-19

SÃO PAULO (CNS): The Prison Pastoral, an organisation linked to the Brazilian Bishops’ Conference, demanded the release of prisoners as Read more

São Paulo Archdiocese offers centre to house homeless with Covid-19

SÃO PAULO (CNS): The Archdiocese of São Paulo, Brazil, offered the city a community centre, House of Prayer, to lodge Read more

Argentine bishops speak out against abortion legislation
A giant baby sculpture is seen during a pro-life rally outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Lujan in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on International Women's Day, on March 8. Photo: CNS/Reuters

MEXICO CITY (CNS): The Argentine Bishops’ Conference expressed its opposition to the plans of the country’s president, Alberto Fernandez, to Read more

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