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  • Kuantan parishioners warmly welcome Fr George Packiasamy

    Jan 21, 2022

    The parishioners of the Church of St Thomas the Apostle were excited to welcome Fr George Packiasamy as their new parish priest during the weekend Masses of the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.

  • Philippine bishop rebukes Marcos’ supporters

    Jan 21, 2022

    The head of the bishops’ conference in the Philippines has condemned recent claims made by supporters of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos that his imposition of martial law was a “golden era” in the country’s history.

  • Widodo lauds Indonesia’s oldest Catholic university

    Jan 21, 2022

    President Joko Widodo has expressed his gratitude to one of the oldest Catholic universities founded by European missionaries for its contribution to the progress of Indonesia.

  • New church dedicated to first Laotian martyr

    Jan 21, 2022

    The small Catholic community in Laos rejoiced at the opening of a new church dedicated to the first Laotian martyr of the Hmong ethnic group.

  • Philanthropist creates harmony between religions by serving the poor

    Jan 21, 2022

    Bryan Everest Benedict is a Catholic philanthropist from Karachi who is working to create harmony between communities through service to the poor, without discrimination of creed, race or colour.

  • City names 2022 the Year of Edith Stein

    Jan 21, 2022

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of Edith Stein’s baptism in the Catholic Church. The city where the philosopher turned saint was born has launched a Year of Edith Stein to celebrate the life and legacy of the woman who was martyred at Auschwitz.

  • Pope’s music library contains nearly 2,000 CDs, includes Elvis

    Jan 21, 2022

    Pope Francis’ music library contains nearly 2,000 CDs and 19 vinyl records, according to the Vatican cardinal who is curating the collection.

  • Seven detained Tigrayan nuns released in Ethiopia

    Jan 21, 2022

    Seven Catholic ethnic Tigrayan nuns arrested by Ethiopian security forces in November last year have been freed and are reportedly in good health conditions.

  • Dutch cardinal urges reluctant parishes to re-open for worshippers

    Jan 21, 2022

    Despite the fact that the current COVID-19 protocol in The Netherlands allows churches to admit 50 worshippers, six parishes in the Archdiocese of Utrecht chose not to hold any physical celebrations at all.

  • Ecumenism, from the pandemic to the Synod

    Jan 21, 2022

    Tuesday, January 18, saw the opening of the annual week of prayer for Christian Unity, taking place from Jan 18 to 25. Bishop Brian Farrell (pic) from the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) reflects on some of the aspects that may have had an effect on Christian unity during this historic period.