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Church in Myanmar welcomes Pope Francis’ appeal for displaced people

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for help for the people of Myanmar, especially for those who have been displaced due to the conflict

UN experts’ letter to Vatican has ‘no real teeth,’ says Church official

The letter accused the Vatican of using international agreements to avoid accepting responsibility for abuse committed by Church members

Rights activists decry discriminatory job postings in Pakistan

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Thai divers remove fishing nets bleaching protected coral reefs

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Concerns grow over health of detained Protestant pastor in China

Pastor Wang was arrested after he published an essay critical of the government’s tight control over religion

Rise in religious conservatism ripples across sector in Indonesia

The trend comes amid broader societal change in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country driven by millions of young “born-again” Muslims

Christian churches continue to be under attack by Myanmar’s military, say reports

Fighting in the eastern part of the country between the military and local militias caused damage to at least eight churches

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