In this week's news wrap with Shirly Benedictos, brings you updates from North Korea, China, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and the Vatican
US genocide declaration would mean countries would have to think hard about allowing companies to do business with Xinjiang

North Korea still tops countries where Christians face most persecution

‘Being discovered as a Christian in North Korea is a death sentence,’ says Open Doors report

Pope Francis, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI get COVID-19 vaccine

Vatican began its COVID-19 vaccination program this week, prioritizing doctors, health workers, and the most vulnerable

Rights violations intensify in Vietnam, group says

Govt frequently punishes people for criticizing its authority, Human Rights Watch says

Fire destroys homes of thousands in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

‘Another devastating blow’ for people who’ve ‘endured unspeakable hardship for years’

Philippines extends travel ban, steps up safeguards over COVID-19 variant

Bishops back extension of ban on all travelers from 32 countries

Vatican starts COVID-19 vaccinations

First doses administered to doctors and other members of Vatican health services

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