CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 22 July 2017

MANILA (SE): It was a long wait for the beleaguered people of The Philippines, but after a series of disasters and tragedies Pope Francis has finally expressed his solidarity with all those affected by the violence and assured the people of Mindanao of his prayers.
 
Pope...

HONG KONG (SE): The question, “Do you think the Chinese government will release him now?” that was asked on the evening of 10 December 2010 in Oslo, Norway, when an empty chair sat in its lonely position on the stage at the presentation of the Nobel Prize for Peace to Liu Xiaobo has...

MANILA (UCAN): The kick ‘em while they’re down adage is used to describe a lack of sportsmanship or unfair play.
 
When the former bishop of Davao discovered that some Christian groups are sneaking a bible into relief packages intended for Muslim people who have been...

ZAMBOANGA (SE): “Why Marawi?” is a question that despite the widespread discussion on the siege which has been going on in the predominately Muslim city in Lanao del Sur on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao has remained an allusive one.
 
However, an Islamic...

 
Doubting cardinal dies
COLOGNE (SE): The group of four who had become known as the doubting cardinals has now been reduced to three with the death in Cologne, Germany, of Joachim Cardinal Meisner at the age of 83 while on vacation in Bad Füssing on July 5...

COLOMBO (UCAN): The powerful Buddhist monks of Sri Lanka have unanimously decided to oppose any changes in the constitution or even amending the existing one, something that Father Nandana Manatunga, the director of the Human Rights Office Kandy, points out that the president, Maithripala...

TOKYO (AsiaNews): Japan hanged two men on July 14, the more high profile of who was 61-year-old Masakatsu Nishikawa, who had been convicted of multiple murder but was seeking a retrial.
 
Nishikawa had been convicted of killing four female bar managers in Himeji, Hyogo...

PARIS (AsiaNews): A group of around 60 Muslim imams came together in Paris on July 10 at the Champs-Elysées where a policeman, Xavier Jugelé, was killed in April this year, before setting out on a Muslim March Against Terror which included stops in European cities that...

VATICAN (SE): Pope Francis is taking a bit of a summer break, but instead of going off to the traditional summer resort of popes at Castel Gandolfo outside Rome, he is taking a break from listening to complaints while remaining at home.
 
On July 14, he stuck a notice on the...

NEW DELHI (UCAN): Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, the Indian Salesian who was kidnapped from the compound of a home for senior citizens run by the Missionaries of Charity in Aden, Yemen, on March 4 last year, is believed to still be alive.
 
The minister for foreign affairs and deputy...