Asia

A priest celebrates Mass in a chapel of the cathedral in Manila, Philippines, March 15, 2020. The Mass was livestreamed on Facebook following the suspension of large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Eloisa Lopez, Reuters)
Many countries are characterized by huge cities containing neighborhoods that contain millions of people living close together in often highly unhygienic conditions. Even the most basic protocols for warding off COVID-19 are all but impossible to practice.
Catholic News Service February 27, 2020
Christian leaders in New Delhi have condemned the communal violence in the Indian capital and asked churches to open their doors to victims of the riots.
Catholic News Service February 13, 2020
The threat of spreading the coronavirus has forced Catholic officials in Hong Kong to suspend all church programs Feb. 15-28, including Sunday Masses and the Ash Wednesday liturgy that marks the beginning of Lent.
The movie doesn’t put the country in a particularly positive light.
Catholic News Service January 08, 2020
Bishop Alexander Pyone Cho has called for dialogue among all parties as violence escalates in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
Demonstrators in Delhi, India, protest a new citizenship law on Dec. 27, 2019. Opponents say new law targets Muslim refugees, unlike people of other faiths. (CNS photo/Anushree Fadnavis, Reuters)
As India continued to experience violent protests against a controversial citizenship law, Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai said citizenship should never be based on a person's religion.