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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.
Catholic News Service December 17, 2019
In the Philippines, the Christmas spirit can be found in a shopping mall chapel.
A protestor holds a flag that reads: "Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times" at a rally in Hong Kong on Dec. 12. Protesters wrote hundreds of Christmas cards for detainees jailed during the city's pro-democracy movement. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Verna Yu December 13, 2019
In recent weeks, the Chinese government has intensified rhetoric against Christian churches in Hong Kong, portraying them as part of the “foreign hostile forces” that seek to create political unrest aimed at bringing down China’s one-party rule.
A Jesuit who works for Jesuit Refugee Service in Thailand raised the question of ministry among migrants and refugees.
Catholic News Service December 04, 2019
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon has appealed to the international community not to punish the people of Myanmar as it faces genocide charges over the military's 2017 crackdown on Rohingya.