Asia

In his election platform, Sajith Premadasa identified religious extremism, illegal drugs and corruption as three issues that require urgent attention.
Catholic News Service October 29, 2019
As demonstrations pitting pro-government groups against pro-democracy protesters continue, a bishop urged Catholics to pray for the realization that all are humans and not "cockroaches or dogs."
Christianity is disappearing from towns and cities in parts of the Middle East, warns a new report from the papal foundation Aid to the Church in Need.
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.