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Mass for Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Hong Kong, livestream, August 9, 9.30am (GMT +8)

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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

Bishop Bagaforo. Photo: Caritas Philippines
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Caritas Philippines chief questions Duterte’s priorities

MANILA (UCAN): Bishop Jose Bagaforo of Kidapawan, said that Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, failed to…

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Philippine doctors among worst hit Covid-19 casualties
A ward at the Philippine General Hospital dedicated to COVID-19 patients. Photo: Public domain

MANILA (UCAN): The Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) claimed the lives of at least 12 doctors in the Philippines, while at least Read more

Caritas Manila issues appeal for earthquake victims
People line up for food following the destruction of their homes after a series of strong earthquakes hit Mindanao. Photo: UCAN/courtesy of Kidapawan Diocese

MANILA (CNS): Caritas Manila appealed for donations to aid in its work in the wake of the magnitude earthquakes that Read more

No solution and no redemption in death penalty Duterte told
Rodrigo Duterte delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address to a socially-distanced gathering at the House of Representatives Complex in Quezon City on July 27. Photo: Presidential Communications Operations Office

MANILA (UCAN): In his State of the Nation Address on July 27, Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, tried to present the Read more

‘Sue us’ Duterte spokesperson told after criticising pastoral letter
Bishop Pabillo says clergy have a right to free speech. Photo: UCAN

MANILA (CNS): Bishop Broderick Pabillo, apostolic administrator of the archdiocese of Manila, defended a recent pastoral letter issued by the 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

Philippine police disturb Mass at Quiapo church to grab publicity material
Quiapo Church. Photo: Public domain

MANILA (UCAN): Video footage showed at least two policemen accosting churchgoers at at the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, Read more

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

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
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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