CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 22 July 2017

ULAANBAATAR (SE): A celebration held on July 9 in the cathedral of Ss. Peter and Paul in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, marked the 25th anniversary of the presence of the Catholic Church in the country and 25 years since diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Mongolia were tied....

PANAMA CITY (SE): For anyone thinking of attending World Youth Day in 2019 in the Central American country of Panama and wondering what language they need to brush up on before arriving in January of that year the best one to pick would be Spanish.
 
Although many events are...

NEW DELHI (AsiaNews): The while cotton sari edged with the blue stripe which has become the trademark of the Missionaries of Charity is now a legally registered trademark with the intellectual properties held by the congregation.
 
A common sight around Kolkata since the...

MANILA (UCAN): Human rights and religious groups have voiced opposition to a proposal from the Philippine National Police to issue identification cards to Muslims in The Philippines as a measure to root out extremists in the southern regions of the country.
 
Sister Famita...

TAIPEI (UCAN): Taiwan has granted citizenship to two missionaries from the United States of America, Father Alan Doyle and Sister Mary Paul Watts, in recognition of their contribution to society.
 
“I am a genuine Taiwanese,” 80-year-old Father Doyle said on July 9...

MANDALAY (UCAN): Naypyidaw has denied visas to three members of a United Nations (UN) fact finding mission charged with an investigation into human rights violations against the Muslim Rohingya minority people by security forces in the Union of Myanmar.
 
Bishop Alexander Pyone...

MANILA (UCAN): If people could be removed from The Philippines its natural environment would become a much more friendly place, as for several years now it has been the deadliest country in Asia and one of the most dangerous in the world for those who work to defend the land against human...

BANGKOK (SE): Ordinations to the priesthood in Thailand may be rare enough, but over the weekend of July 8 and 9 there was a first for the Church in the Land of Smiles when Reverend John Phong Phan Wongarsa was ordained a priest under the title of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions in...

MANILA (SE): Once more we have a war and once more we hear the cry of War, never again! this time from the bishops of The Philippines as they reflect on the siege in Marawi at their plenary gathering at the Pius XII Centre in Manila from July to 8 to 10.
 
This time their cry is...