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Nuns and archbishop hit as India’s Covid-19 cases spiral

BHOPHAL (UCAN): Archbishop Bernard Moras, the retired of ordinary of Bangalore, and 12 nuns working…

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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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Church in Kerala allows cremation of Covid-19 victims

THRISSUR (UCAN): Breaking a centuries-old tradition, the Eastern-rite Syro-Malabar Church allowed cremation of Catholics who…

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Catholic charity feeds a multitude in time of lockdown in India

‘Humanity is one—if we don’t support each other in a disaster, we don’t belong to it’  Father George Kannamthanam This Read more

India’s hasty Covid-19 lockdown made crisis worse
Migrant workers from Bihar take a truck to cross the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border at Ghazipur on May 16 to return to their homes. Photo: UCAN/Bijay Kumar Minj

NEW DEHLI (UCAN): “I think the government could not anticipate the present scenario. The decision on lockdown was very quick, Read more

Church in Kerala offers hospitals in fight against Covid-19
Cardinal Alencherry. Photo: CNS/Long Island Catholic

INDIA (UCAN): Church officials in Kerala, India, the area worst-hit by the Covid-19 coronavirus, offered their vast network of healthcare Read more

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

Syro-Malabar Church gets basilica in Rome

KOCHI (UCAN): The Vatican handed over the historically significant Santa Anastasia Minor Basilica in Rome to India’s Syro-Malabar Church as Read more

Anti-Christian policy should end bishops says

NEW DELHI (UCAN): The synod of India’s eastern rite Syro-Malabar Church has appealed to the Kerala state government to end Read more

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Migrant workers from Bihar take a truck to cross the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border at Ghazipur on May 16 to return to their homes. Photo: UCAN/Bijay Kumar Minj
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India’s hasty Covid-19 lockdown made crisis worse

NEW DEHLI (UCAN): “I think the government could not anticipate the present scenario. The decision…

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India’s Covid-19 fight hampered by industrial accidents

MUMBAI (UCAN): India’s fight against Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) hit a major hurdle following three industrial accidents, including a major gas Read more

Catholic charity feeds a multitude in time of lockdown in India

‘Humanity is one—if we don’t support each other in a disaster, we don’t belong to it’  Father George Kannamthanam This Read more

India exemplifies problems facing Southeast Asia as Covid-19 spreads
Mass is celebrated in an empty church broadcast live during the Covid-19 pandemic in Mumbai, India, on March 21. Photo: CNS/Reuters

South and Southeast Asia have a combined population of over two billion people and India could be an example of Read more

India passes law to protect ‘corona warriors’
Archbishop Mallavarapu of Visakhapatnam. Photo: Visakhapatnam Archiocese

NEW DELHI (UCAN): On April 22, the federal government of India passed an amendment to the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, Read more

Philippine’s jeepney drivers beg to resume work
A jeepney plies the roads of Metro Manila in better days. Photo: Yannes Kiefer on Unsplash

MANILA (UCAN): “We are very disappointed that we cannot resume operations despite the fact that we are very much ready Read more

Philippine police shoot and kill quarantine violator in Manila
An armed Philippine police officer patrolling in front of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Manila in 2016. Photo: CNS/EPA

MANILA (UCAN): Retired Phlippine Army corporal, Winston Ragos who was killed by a policeman near a quarantine checkpoint in Quezon Read more

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Rain and floods compound Covid-19 problems in Assam

GUWAHATI  (UCAN): “We are facing an unprecedented situation after floodwater entered the houses of people…

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Church in Kerala allows cremation of Covid-19 victims

THRISSUR (UCAN): Breaking a centuries-old tradition, the Eastern-rite Syro-Malabar Church allowed cremation of Catholics who have died from of the Read more

India’s hasty Covid-19 lockdown made crisis worse
Migrant workers from Bihar take a truck to cross the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border at Ghazipur on May 16 to return to their homes. Photo: UCAN/Bijay Kumar Minj

NEW DEHLI (UCAN): “I think the government could not anticipate the present scenario. The decision on lockdown was very quick, Read more

Anger as migrants workers sprayed with chemicals
Migrant workers wait to cross the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border on May 16. Photo: UCAN/Bijay Kumar Minj

NEW DEHLI (UCAN): Church leaders, activists and political parties in India’s capital, New Dehli, expressed shock at reports of migrant Read more

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Migrant workers wait to cross the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border on May 16. Photo: UCAN/Bijay Kumar Minj
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Anger as migrants workers sprayed with chemicals

NEW DEHLI (UCAN): Church leaders, activists and political parties in India’s capital, New Dehli, expressed…

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Terminated workers need help says sister
Sister Demetillo.

HONG KONG (SE): Sister Corazon Demetillo, director of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre for Filipinos, called on employers to offer support Read more

A place to rest first and talk later
Criselda Guetang shares about her stress during the pandemic.

HONG KONG (SE): “But for the pandemic, it would not have ended up like this. But I believe my employer Read more

Pioneer of Filipino groups returns to God
Gloria Molo

G loria Molo, a supportive member of Simbayanan-KAMMPI since it was set up in 1999, passed away in the Philippines on Read more

Southeast Asia’s migrant workers face Covid-19 tragedy
Migrant workers in India walk along a road to return to their villages during a nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of Covid-19 on March 26. Photo: CNS photo/Reuters

Michael Sainsbury In Singapore, the surprise recent spike in Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infections and then deaths has fixed the global Read more

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