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Yury Melkonyan, 64, sits in his house, damaged by shelling from Azerbaijan's artillery during a military conflict in Shosh village outside Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo)
Kevin Clarke October 21, 2020
Advocates warned that the Azerbaijani offensive against Nagorno-Karabakh could represent only the beginning of a renewed, genocidal aggression against the Armenian people.
Screenshot of Stan Swamy, S.J., in a message of defiance recorded in anticipation of his arrest by Indian counter-terrorism task force.
Ricardo da Silva, S.J. October 11, 2020
The Society of Jesus and the local church in Ranchi, India are calling for the immediate release of Stan Swamy, S.J.
Gerard O’Connell September 15, 2020
Vatican officials have publicly defended the agreement with enthusiasm. Privately, they are more sober in their analysis.
The COVID-19 situation in India has been worsening; India, with more than 4.3 million cases, is now second after the United States.
Catholic News Service September 02, 2020
In a sermon, Hong Kong's cardinal warns against the clergy getting entangled in the political arena.
A young woman is pictured in a file photo near her hostel in Yangon, Myanmar. (CNS photo/Myat Thu Kyaw, Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell July 13, 2020
The appeal was signed by the more than 40 of the foremost religious figures of this majority-Buddhist state, including Cardinal Charles Maung Bo.