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Asia - Pacific News
Jul 19, 2019 - 10:44 am .- Catholic Relief Services is working with local partners to provide aid amid severe flooding and landslides in parts of India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, the group said Thursday.
Jul 12, 2019 - 06:22 pm .- The UN Human Rights Council has approved a resolution to launch an investigation into the violent war on drugs taking place in the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte.
Jul 10, 2019 - 01:19 pm .- The religious discrimination bill proposed by Australia's coalition government is being well received generally, though some conservative members of parliament have asked instead for a religious freedom bill.
Jul 9, 2019 - 12:05 am .- A mentally ill woman who identified herself as a Catholic is being held for blasphemy in Indonesia after an incident last week in which she brought a dog to a mosque and did not remove her shoes inside.
Jul 6, 2019 - 06:01 am .- Australia's coalition government has proposed the introduction of legislation that would make it unlawful to discriminate against people on the ground of their religious belief or activity.
Jul 3, 2019 - 06:09 pm .- As the Communist Party of China continues to tighten its grip on the regulation of religion and religious activity, a human rights group is reporting that officials are disrupting religious rites and ceremonies such as funerals and weddings that take place outside of church buildings.
Jun 25, 2019 - 12:03 am .- While Cardinal George Pell of Australia is appealing his sexual abuse conviction in court, he and his supporters are making arrangements for a “safe hideaway” for the cleric, should his conviction be overturned.
Jun 19, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- The four Latin rite ordinaries in Victoria have written a pastoral letter denouncing the state's “new, and deeply troubling chapter of health care,” as voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide became legal Wednesday.
Jun 17, 2019 - 04:17 pm .- Hundreds of thousands of protestors in Hong Kong are continuing to demonstrate against the government's plans to allow extraditions to mainland China— a plan which as of Saturday has been indefinitely suspended.
Jun 17, 2019 - 03:52 pm .- Though a proposed change to extradition laws in Hong Kong is on hold for now, Christian leaders and advocacy groups are continuing to speak out, warning that under the proposal those in Hong Kong who support Chinese Christians could be unjustly brought to mainland China for trial.
Jun 6, 2019 - 08:10 am .- The lead prosecutor arguing to sustain the conviction of Cardinal George Pell struggled Thursday in presenting the Crown’s case.
Jun 4, 2019 - 09:45 pm .- The legal team for Cardinal George Pell set out its case for appeal at the Supreme Court of Victoria Wednesday morning.
Jun 3, 2019 - 06:33 pm .- Two Catholic churches in Singapore have opened their doors offering housing to the country’s homeless.
Jun 3, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- Pell's appeal is set to be heard by a three-judge panel of the state of Victoria’s Supreme Court on 5-6 June.
Jun 3, 2019 - 11:19 am .- Last week the Australian bishop' conference and Catholic Religious Australia adopted new standards to combat the sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults in the wake of a 2017 report on such abuse in the country's institutions.
May 29, 2019 - 12:05 pm .- A new law in the Philippines to support those living in poverty has won the praise of Caritas Manila, a Catholic aid agency in the country.
May 28, 2019 - 04:05 pm .- Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, who was sentenced to six years in prison in March after being convicted of five counts of sexual abuse of minors in December 2018, will not ask for a shorter sentence if his appeal fails to overturn his conviction.
May 23, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- Police in India are investigating a claim that Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay and two auxiliary bishops covered up an accusation of clerical sexual abuse involving a minor that reportedly occurred four years ago.
May 23, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- As the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests approaches, the Chinese Communist Party is utilizing authoritarian tactics old and new to crack down on Christians.
May 20, 2019 - 07:06 pm .- Filipino Catholic leaders in the central province of Iloilo held an AIDS memorial event over the weekend, to raise awareness and support for those affected by HIV/AIDS.