“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and
judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
LIGHT of CATHOLICS in ASIA
Light for the Voiceless
At LiCAS.news, we write for the governed, not the governors.
We tell the stories of those on the fringe of society with empathy and respect. We shine the spotlight in the darkness of the disadvantaged and neglected. We are there to give voice to the voiceless.
From families who seek justice for their lost loved ones to worshippers who are forced to express their faith underground. From ethnic groups persecuted for their beliefs to indigenous tribes robbed of their ancestral land.
Our coverage from Asia brings to the world stories of human rights violations, denial of justice and religious persecution in some of the world’s fastest growing economies, all within the political backdrop of eroding religious and press freedom.
Staffed entirely by lay-people across Asia, LiCAS.news witnesses and supports the mission of the Catholic Church in their work to spread the Good News to all corners of society.
Our editorial and political independence is unique in Asia.
Our content is and will always be freely accessible.
Our global community of readers gives us the strength and support to fulfil our mission each day – to be the voice for the voiceless.
Established under the umbrella of the Catholic Communications Office of the Archdiocese of Bangkok, we operate our headquarters and main editorial office from the capital of Thailand with endorsement and acknowledgement from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Thailand.