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Christians ordered to destroy crosses and images of Jesus in intense Chinese religious persecution Watch

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Officials in China have reportedly ordered several Christians to demolish crosses and remove images of Jesus from their churches and homes. ... continue reading

Chinese campaigns to control Christianity worsened in 2019, watchdog says Watch

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The Chinese government's campaign to develop "religion with Chinese characteristics" has increased persecution of the country's Christians, ... continue reading

Amid coronavirus, public Masses suspended in most Japanese dioceses Watch

More dioceses in Japan have shut down Mass for the coming weeks in response to the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus nationwide. Tokyo, ... continue reading

Filipino bishops say abuse of women is an 'affront to God' Watch

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The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines has highlighted the value of women, noting that abuse of women is "an affront to God." ... continue reading

Japanese dioceses suspend Masses amid coronavirus epidemic Watch

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Some Japanese dioceses have suspended Masses for several weeks due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic across the country. Tokyo, Japan, ... continue reading

'Freed because of Jesus' Asia Bibi shares her story Watch

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Asia Bibi is a Pakistani Catholic woman who was sentenced to death in 2010 for blasphemy against Islam.  After more than eight years ... continue reading

Indian bishop charged with rape faces allegation from second nun Watch

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It has emerged that a second nun of the Missionaries of Jesus has accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur of sexual harassment. The ... continue reading

Filipino archbishop requests abstinence from applause during Mass

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In a pastoral letter anticipating the beginning of Lent on Wednesday, Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan has asked that the ... continue reading

Assisted suicide applications higher than expected under new Australian law Watch

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A total of 52 people in the Australian state of Victoria ended their lives by doctor-assisted suicide in the first six months since the ... continue reading

Mass formally opens beatification cause of Eileen O'Connor, laywoman and mystic Watch

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Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., of Sydney said Mass Thursday to open formally the cause of beatification of Eileen O'Connor, the foundress ... continue reading

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