March 2012

Parishes growing with new baptisms
(Saturday, 3 March 2012 )

HONG KONG (SE): During 2011, there were over 6,200 baptisms of adults, infants or young children in Hong Kong diocese.

The former bishop of Hong Kong, Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun, used to say that he believed that it is possible to increase this number to 10,000.

But he added that whether it is achieved or not is not as important as the creation of outward-looking, welcoming...

Islamabad is rejecting anti-Christian sentiment in honouring two missionaries
(Saturday, 3 March 2012 )

KARACHI (SE): “I see the award as a public statement by the government of Pakistan that it rejects the current stream of anti-Christian feeling being pushed by Islamic fundamentalists and extremists in the country,” Father Robert McCulloch told the Sunday Examiner after learning from the governor of the Sindh, Ishrat ul Ibad Khan, on February 14 that he is to be one of the recipients of the Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam Award for 2012, the highest...