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In Japan, Catholic Church plans to investigate sex abuse Watch

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Catholic bishops in Japan have said they will investigate reports of clergy sex abuse of minors dating back at least as far as 20 years, ... continue reading


South Korean court finds abortion ban unconstitutional

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South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled an abortion ban in the country to be unconstitutional, receiving mixed responses from ... continue reading



South Korea's abortion ban could be overturned this week Watch

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A pro-life doctor in South Korea is asking the international community for prayers, as the country's constituional court considers whether ... continue reading


Indian bishop formally charged with rape Watch

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Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, India has been charged with raping a nun nine times over a two-year period and faces a maximum ... continue reading


Indonesian woman loses Supreme Court appeal over blasphemy conviction Watch

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Indonesia's Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a Buddhist woman who was convicted of blasphemy for complaining about the volume of a ... continue reading


Chinese city offers cash incentives to informants on illegal religious groups Watch

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Guangzhou, the capital of China's Guangdong province, is offering to pay citizens in exchange for information on "illegal religious groups" ... continue reading



This Protestant pastor has been detained in China since December Watch

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Wang Yi and more than 100 members of his congregation were detained in China's Sichuan province in early December. Some were released the ... continue reading


Archdiocese of Milwaukee removes names of two bishops from buildings Watch

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Tuesday that it will remove from archdiocesan buildings the names of two former archbishops who were ... continue reading


Nigerian bishops: Government should seek the common good Watch

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After a recent gathering, the Catholic bishops of Nigeria called on local residents and officials to promote the common good by fostering ... continue reading


Kazakhstan bishops issue statement supporting Archbishop Chullikatt Watch

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The bishops' conference of Kazakhstan issued a statement of support Tuesday for Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, apostolic nuncio to that ... continue reading


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