Shape and pace of economic recovery largely depends on the course of the coronavirus, World Bank warns
A third of all seafarers and fishermen are estimated to be Catholic, with a large proportion coming from Catholic areas of India and the Philippines

Philippine Franciscan nuns continue mission for poor amid difficult times

Nuns play crucial role in delivery of aid to communities affected by strict stay-at-home measures

SPOTLIGHT: For some elderly Indians nationwide lockdown is a battle for...

Elderly facing higher health risks, challenges of social isolation and loss of income

Pandemic brings new challenges to Philippine seminary formation

Genuine vocation thrives when there is heroism, seminary formator says

During India’s lockdown, nun becomes a beacon of hope for stranded...

Facing herculean task, Sister Sujata Jena set about to help as many migrants as possible during nationwide lockdown

SPOTLIGHT: Domestic work, joblessness keep women from reporting violence

When pandemic lockdown began, women’s rights advocates were quick to notice the missing gender dimension in govt response

SPOTLIGHT: The Galwan clash of India and China: Duplicity, brutality, and...

Both countries appear to be downplaying the violence, withholding information in face-saving attempts at de-escalation

Police accused of killing father and son in India’s south

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India voice concerns, strongly condemn death of men held in police custody

Gravediggers in India refusing to bury those who died of new...

Catholics going to great lengths to have their deceased loved ones properly buried

Nepal families face hunger, skip meals as pandemic hits remittances

Remittances are crucial for lower-middle-class families that have moved to city centers and rely on them to pay for rent, groceries, school fees and utilities

Facebook seen as a vehicle enflaming already existing social divisions in...

To address concerns, Facebook says they now have 120 plus Burmese speakers monitoring their platform for hate speech

COVID-19 exacerbates already tough lives of Cambodians working illegally in Malaysia

Plans fall apart for homesick mother worrying over unpayable debts and children back home

Philippine church aid agencies prepare for ‘new normal’ in humanitarian response

Despite strict lockdown, Christian churches, through local networks in dioceses and jurisdictions, were able to reach out to more than 4.5 million households

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