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Sri Lanka ends widely condemned Muslim burial policy

The country's top health official said the bodies of virus victims could now be handed over to relatives for burial at any cemetery

Filipinos allowed to receive ashes on forehead as COVID-19 health restrictions...

The Episcopal Commission on Liturgy of the bishops’ conference said priests are now allowed to put ashes on the foreheads of churchgoers

Virus wave deepens grim conditions for domestic workers in Hong Kong

Women from the Philippines and Indonesia who work as domestic helpers have suffered more under Hong Kong's pandemic restrictions

Virus-hit Hong Kong considers lockdown as bodies pile up

A breakthrough of the highly transmissible Omicron variant exposed how little authorities had done to prepare for a mass outbreak

Hong Kong invokes emergency powers to allow in China medics

Allowing mainland medics to work in Hong Kong has been a source of debate for years

Philippine bishop calls for help for migrant workers in Hong Kong...

“It is now very urgent and so necessary to assist and to help our OFWs in Hong Kong," said Bishop Ruperto Santos

Firing Hong Kong domestic workers with coronavirus ‘immoral’

Charities said last week that foreign domestic workers in the wealthy city were being "abandoned" amid the COVID-19 wave

Surge in daily COVID-19 infections caps record week in Myanmar

More than 8,000 people were confirmed positive with COVID-19 from Feb. 6-12, a new record for the nation

Pope Francis: Lack of basic health care access is a ‘social...

Pope Francis recalled a lesson of the COVID-19 pandemic, that illness is “a global and not a merely individual phenomenon”

Pope Francis: Being ‘properly informed’ on COVID-19 vaccines is a ‘human...

“Fake news has to be refuted, but individual persons must always be respected, for they believe it often without full awareness"

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