People pray during a Catholic service outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong as they protest the extradition bill with China June 11, 2019. (CNS photo/Thomas Peter, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Dialogue is always preferable to confrontation, Cardinal Dolan said. ”[But] my gut also tells me that you can’t negotiate with these people. It could be extraordinarily counterproductive.”
FaithDispatches
Associated Press
The pope told the public gathered in St. Peter's Square that he was joining his voice to that of the Asian nation's bishops in also calling for humanitarian corridors.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
“No one is safe from their attacks. Anyone they are suspicious of, anyone they think are against them, they will arrest, they will torture and some of them are even shot to death.”
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The appointment of Bishop Lazzaro You Heung-sik as the new prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy is another major surprise in the Francis papacy.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Sister Nu Tawng describes a nation living in fear of its own government, where arrest may come at any time or for any reason.
Villagers fleeing the violence in Myanmar are pictured under candlelight at a school in the Thai border village of Mae Sam Laep. Cardinal Charles Bo is asking the people of Myanmar to say the rosary and participate in eucharistic adoration for peace and justice. (CNS photo/Athit Perawongmetha, Reuters)
FaithNews
Gerard O’Connell
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo said “the midnight attack made the hapless people flee to the jungle. Their fate is still not known to the outside world.”