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Pope Francis calls for stronger ecumenical initiatives

“Very often we confuse love with a kind of platonic, idealistic philosophy. Love ... gives its life for others," says Pope Francis

10,000 displaced by renewed fighting in Myanmar’s Chin state

The United Nations has earlier called for urgent help to assist an estimated 100,000 people who have fled fighting in Kayah state

Int’l groups express concern over Philippine rights situation

The groups noted the spate of killings, "judicial harassment, arbitrary arrests and detention and threats" on human rights defenders

Catholic church in Myanmar hit by artillery shells on Corpus Christi...

Witnesses said the military targeted the Mary Queen of Peace church in Daw Ngan Kha, Demoso town, in Kayah State

SPOTLIGHT: Philippines’ Church under attack

“They will strip you of your dignity before putting a bullet in your head. But I won’t allow them to do that to me.”

Pope Francis names Filipino archbishop as new apostolic nuncio to Holy...

Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana has been named apostolic nuncio to Israel and Cyprus and apostolic delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine

Myanmar jails two journalists for ‘incitement,’ ‘spreading false news’

More than 80 journalists have been arrested since the February 1 coup, and over 50 of them face criminal charges

People in Myanmar hold protests to mark four months since military...

The military's use of lethal force against its own people has caused outrage among western countries, and concern among its neighbors

Watch: Cardinal Sim’s last words to his flock before his death

In his final words, he encouraged Catholics to be active in the Church and to make their participation “much more tangible”

Thousands flee villages as Myanmar military carries out air strikes

Residents of Kayah state bordering Thailand said the military was firing artillery from positions inside the state capital Loikaw into Demoso

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