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South and East Asia now the hotbed of Christian persecution, report finds Watch

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While Christians in Iraq and Syria suffer in the aftermath of Islamic State genocide, a new "hot spot" of persecution has emerged in South ... continue reading


Australian government limits scope of report on anti-discrimination laws Watch

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A hearing of the Australian Senate was told Tuesday that the government had narrowed the purview of an independent inquiry into the effect ... continue reading





Hong Kong court says redefining marriage is beyond its authority Watch

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A court in Hong Kong has ruled against the recognition of same-sex partnerships, upholding the government's policy of not recognizing ... continue reading


Catholic snakebite clinic in India saves thousands of lives each year Watch

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In most religious orders' novitiate year, prospective sisters study and pray. Sister Crescencia Sun, however, had another habit to acquire: ... continue reading


Anything that threatens Communism is a target, Chinese human rights advocate says Watch

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A Chinese human rights activist and former political prisoner has called for renewed focus on the country's practices of mass detention, ... continue reading


Macau diocese angered by government light show on church ruins Watch

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A diocese in southern China expressed disappointment Wednesday regarding a patriotic light-show that had been projected on the remains of a ... continue reading


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Burmese cardinal laments religious leaders' silence over violence Watch

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Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon has decried Burma's ongoing violence, and encouraged religious leaders to raise their voices in defense ... continue reading


China marks 70 years of communism and human rights abuses Watch

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On Tuesday, the People's Republic of China marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the country's communist regime. While some world ... continue reading


At Vatican, Secretary Mike Pompeo highlights Chinese religious freedom violations Watch

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo spoke out Wednesday about China's religious freedom violations during a visit to the Vatican. ... continue reading


After 15 months, Missionary of Charity accused of child trafficking granted bail Watch

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A religious sister with the Missionaries of Charity has been released on bail 15 months after her arrest. She is accused of cooperating ... continue reading




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