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Jan 25, 2021 - 03:43 pm .- A Filipino diocese demanded justice and decried the murder of a priest who was shot and killed by an unknown perpetrator on Sunday.
Jan 22, 2021 - 07:30 am .- The Catholic bishops of Hiroshima and Nagasaki welcomed the United Nations treaty banning nuclear weapons that came into force Friday, while expressing disappointment that Japan was not a signatory.
Jan 20, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- Investigators examining transfers from the Vatican to Australia have been unable to account for around $1.9 million sent between the two countries, local media reported on Wednesday.
Jan 18, 2021 - 05:30 am .- The Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson died unexpectedly on Sunday at the age of 70.
Jan 14, 2021 - 02:19 pm .- A Catholic priest in the Philippines is set to stand trial on sedition charges, stemming from his public objections to President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug policies. 
Jan 13, 2021 - 06:30 am .- Australia’s financial crime watchdog has said that it vastly overestimated Vatican transfers, local media reported on Wednesday.
Jan 10, 2021 - 03:22 am .- Inspired by Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Peace, a Vietnamese bishop is encouraging Catholics to establish an action plan to serve people in need during the Lunar New Year. 
Jan 6, 2021 - 05:19 pm .- Filippino churches and authorities will limit attendance for the Masses of the Black Nazarene - one of the country’s largest series of events, which usually gathers millions of people to Manila each year.
Jan 6, 2021 - 03:52 pm .- Police in Hong Kong arrested more than 50 people Wednesday for apparent violations of a China-imposed “national security law”— the latest in a series of crackdowns that have seen several prominent pro-democracy Catholics arrested and charged on the island.
Dec 31, 2020 - 03:25 pm .- According to the Catholic outlet AsiaNews, headquartered in Rome, Bishop Andrea Han Jingtao, 99, one of the most revered leaders of the underground Catholic Church in China, died yesterday evening, December 30th. Han Jingtao was the underground Bishop of Siping.
Dec 15, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- The Supreme Court of India agreed Monday to consider a petition that the requirement of annual confession in the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church violates its members' privacy rights.
Dec 15, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The International Criminal Court has declined to investigate the Chinese government for their detention of ethnic and religious minorities, but left the complaint open for the possibility of future action.
Dec 10, 2020 - 08:11 pm .- A bill seeking to ban so-called conversion therapy for sexual orientation or gender identity in the Australian state of Victoria dangerously oversteps the bounds of protecting people from coercive practices, the Archbishop of Melbourne said.
Dec 10, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has warned that the recent arrest of Jimmy Lai shows a rise in “political intimidation” against journalists in Hong Kong, part of a systematic erosion of basic freedoms, including religious freedom, by the Chinese government in recent months.
Dec 7, 2020 - 05:07 pm .- The bishops of Indonesia urged Catholics to participate in the upcoming local elections by voting for Catholics who honor the common good while fighting unjust practices.
Dec 7, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Australia is celebrating the 10th anniversary this year of the canonization of the country’s first and only saint, St. Mary MacKillop.
Dec 4, 2020 - 12:23 am .- On Thursday, the Catholic bishops of Australia and two other Catholic entities launched Australian Catholic Safeguarding Limited, a company charged with the safeguarding of children against sexual abuse by clergy.
Dec 3, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered an investigation into the forced conversion of women and girls from the country’s religious minorities, drawing praise from Christian aid groups.
Dec 2, 2020 - 01:05 pm .- Three Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including a Catholic university student, were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for participating in illegal protests.
Nov 26, 2020 - 10:01 am .- Following Pope Francis’ mention in passing of the Uyghurs as persecuted in a new book, the Chinese foreign ministry said the claim is groundless.

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