CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 13 October 2018

Koronadal City (UCAN): “As a diocese, our stand is no to gambling,” A campaign against gambling recently launched by the Diocese of Marbel, in south Cotabato, Mindanao, the Philippines in is proving a success after a mayor pledged to remove lottery booths in the city.
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MANILA (UCAN): Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo of Manila has expressed regret over the decision of the president, Rodrigo Duterte, to dismiss a top labour official for allegedly failing to put a stop to workers’ strikes.
 
Bishop Pabillo said the president’s...

General Santos (UCAN): “The mere suggestion of affiliation to a terrorist communist group poses a serious threat to the lives, dignity and security of the persons singled out,” Sister Susan Bolanio of the Oblates of Notre Dame, said on October 2, condemning her being red tagged...

Aklan (UCAN): An Ati-Atihan, a festival in honour of the Child Jesus traditionally held every third Sunday of January, will be celebrated to mark the reopening of Boracay Island, the Philippines, in honour of the island’s patron, the Santo Niño.
 
The island, known...

Mandalay (UCAN): The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a resolution on September 27 that creates an independent, international body to help prepare case files for future criminal proceedings against perpetrators of atrocities committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar.
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SWEDEN (Agencies): Denis Mukwege, A Christian gynecologist who has dedicated his career to caring for victims of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) shared the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize with Nadia Murad, a Yazidi woman victim of sexual and other violence at the hands of the Islamic State...

VATICAN CITY (CNS): Young people should have a right to migrate but should never be forced to do so, said an Italian cardinal at the Synod of Bishops.
 
Giuseppe Cardinal Versaldi of Italy, prefect of Congregation for Catholic Education, told...

JAKARTA (CNS/SE): Catholic aid agencies were among those working to assess the needs and get relief to the island of Sulawesi after an earthquake and tsunami left more than 1,400 people dead.
 
Among those killed were 34 Christian students trapped while attending a Bible class....

 
The Vatican has recognised the Road of Martyrs in Seoul, South-Korea as an official pilgrimage site, the first one in Asia. This is an important place in the history of the Church in Korea given that 44 saints and 27 others that have been declared blessed, sacrificed...

VATICAN (Agencies): The Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Young People,  Faith and Vocations opened on October 3 with Pope Francis praying for the Holy Spirit to renew hope and dynamism in the Church. 
 
Hope can “broaden our horizons,...