Asia

Gerard O’Connell September 13, 2019
Pope Francis believes that Christianity and the Catholic Church can have a great future in this continent where two-thirds of humanity live.
Anti-extradition bill protesters hold placards for arriving travelers during a protest at Hong Kong International Airport Aug. 9, 2019. More than 1,000 Catholics prayed during a candlelight vigil outside the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Aug. 8 for Hong Kong to solve its political crisis in a nonviolent manner. (CNS photo/Thomas Peter, Reuters)
Catholic News Service August 09, 2019
Organizers of the Aug. 8 vigil said they hoped the faithful can remain solely a prayer movement so that tensions ease in the weeks long series of mass demonstrations by Hong Kong citizens opposing a controversial extradition law.
A family wades through a flooded street during heavy rains in New Delhi, India, Aug. 6, 2019. Catholic churches and other institutions opened their doors to people stranded in Mumbai and surrounding areas because transportation routes were blocked by high water and debris. (CNS photo/Adnan Abidi, Reuters)
Catholic News Service August 06, 2019
Thousands of train passengers were stranded in different areas of the city, Indian's financial capital, and in other suburbs and towns of Maharashtra state as two days of continuous rain began to submerge rail tracks, forcing authorities to cancel or divert services.
Family members of victims react while praying during the reopening ceremony of St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 12, 2019, months after it was closed because of an Easter bombing. (CNS photo/Dinuka Liyanawatte, Reuters) 
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, said that he has no faith in the investigations to date—one by a commission and one by a committee—into the April 23 attack.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, speaks at the Vatican Oct. 23, 2018. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Catholic News Service August 01, 2019
The country's Justice Department is set to open a preliminary investigation the week of Aug. 5 into sedition and cyber libel charges against church leaders.
A protester waves a U.S. flag as hundreds of protesters gather outside Kwai Chung police station in Hong Kong on July 30. Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong on Tuesday night after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Verna Yu July 30, 2019
Protests in Hong Kong have entered their eighth week and are showing no signs of abating. As the government has refused to acknowledge the protesters’ demands, tensions and tactics have escalated.