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Filipino Catholic bishop tests positive of COVID-19 for second time

The bishop is "asymptomatic" but has been required to isolate himself for the time being

Catholic bishop in central Philippines rallies faithful to oppose casino operations

Bishop Tala-oc of Kalibo said the operation of casinos "will slowly weaken and eventually destroy the moral fiber of the people”

Catholic bishops call for unity, ‘national recovery’ from pandemic on Malaysia...

“This prolonged pandemic has turned life upside down. There are uncertainties in every dimension of life,” said Archbishop John Wong

Catholic women in India urge bishops to foster peace, not strife

The statement decries the pronouncement of Bishop Joseph Kallarangattu of Palai who earlier warned against “narcotic jihad, love jihad”

62 nuns in one Manila Catholic convent, 50 others test positive...

The congregation said the entire convent “has been on lockdown and fully cooperating” with health authorities

Photos: Manila cardinal celebrates Mass in honor of ‘frontliners’

Cardinal Jose Advincula of Manila leads the celebration of the Holy Mass for “frontliners” on Sept. 15, 2021

Pope Francis names Filipino Dominican to Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Father Barrera is a moral theologian and professor of economics and theology at Providence College of Providence in the United States

Malaysian interfaith groups welcome non-passage of bill on non-Muslims

A top Malaysian official earlier announced that laws are being drafted, including one restricting the propagation of non-Muslim religions

Catholic missionary priest says exit from Afghanistan ‘a real miracle’

Father Giovanni Scalese of the Barnabites congregation said his exit from Afghanistan “was a veritable miracle”

Sri Lankan PM hit for failure to mention 2019 blasts at...

In his speech on Sunday at the G20 Interfaith Dialogue Prime Minister Rajapaksa called for reconciliation, unity and solidarity

Catholics in Thailand getting ready for Church’s ‘synodal process’

Cardinal Kriengsak of Bangkok said Thailand’s bishops will undergo a “period of discernment” on propositions they will receive from dioceses

Jesuit priest who enhanced liturgy in India’s Bengali mission dies at...

Father Jean Engelbert was director of liturgy for the Calcutta archdiocese when St. John Paul II visited India in February 1986

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