Praying while wear a face mask in a church in Manila on July 7. Photo: CNS/Reuters
Posted in The Philippines

Handling the mental impact of Covid-19

MANILA (UCAN): Camillian Father Dan Cancino, a psychologist, urged churchgoers to prioritise their mental health…

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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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Posted in Asia

Laos borders to stay closed

VIENTIANE (UCAN): The government of Laos will keep the country’s borders closed to foreign nationals…

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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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Working in the rice paddies. Photo: Ashraful Haque Akash/Unsplash
Posted in Asia Features | Commentary Human Rights Social Justice

Virus-hit Asian countries focus on food innovation

Joseph Benny The Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has forced Asian nations to take up new…

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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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Posted in Asia Region

Archbishop of Chittagong critically ill with Covid-19

CHITTAGONG (UCAN): Archbishop Moses Costa of the Archdiocese Chittagong of in Bangladesh, tested positive for…

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South Asia’s ticking Covid-19 time bomb
A crowded market in Karachi, Pakistan, on June 8. Photo: CNS/Reuters

Rock Ronald Rozario The Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic might have hit South Asia a little late, but the damage has Read more

Virus-hit Asian countries focus on food innovation
Working in the rice paddies. Photo: Ashraful Haque Akash/Unsplash

Joseph Benny The Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has forced Asian nations to take up new ways of producing, processing and 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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Posted in Region

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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