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Philanthropist’s family donates US$138 billion for pandemic relief in South Sumatra

The amount will be used to provide oxygen tanks, medicines, and incentives for health workers, and for the building of a quarantine facility

Redemptorist missionaries hit ‘red-tagging’ of mission community in northern Philippines

A tarpaulin was posted outside the compound of the congregation's mission house, tagging the missionaries as communist supporters

Catholic church groups join efforts to help flood victims in India

In Maharashtra, 149 people have died mainly in landslides and other monsoon related accidents, while another 64 are still missing

SIGNIS’s former president, Gustavo Andújar, dies in Cuba

Andújar was president of the organization from 2014 to 2017 and vice president from 2005 to 2014

Indonesia’s religious leaders back extension of strict health measures

Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced on Sunday the extension of strict health measures in the country, especially in Java and Bali

Thailand’s Catholic educators respond to pope’s call for relevant education

Thailand Catholic educators have launched a series of webinars to respond to the call of Pope Francis for a 'global compact on education'

Vietnam’s religious groups respond to call to fight pandemic

Close to 300 religious individuals have been posted in various health facilities in Ho Chi Minh to assist in the care of COVID-19 patients

Pope Francis blesses Olympic Games, organizers, athletes

"In this time of pandemic, may these Games be a sign of hope, a sign of universal brotherhood marked by a healthy spirit of competition”

Philippine bishops expect truth from Duterte’s address to nation today

Several Catholic bishops enumerate what they want to hear from President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address on Monday

Church leaders in Indonesia back strict lockdown to fight COVID-19 surge

The WHO called for additional "urgent action" to address sharp rises in infections in 13 of Indonesia's 34 provinces

Philippine bishops back pope’s order to restrict celebration of Traditional Latin...

In its statement, the CBCP expresses "our obedience to and communion with the Supreme Pontiff"

Japanese prelate named new secretary general of Asian bishops’ federation

Archbishop Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi of Tokyo has been named new secretary general of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences

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