Bishops ask Modi to officially invite Pope Francis to India

Bishops ask Modi to officially invite Pope Francis to India

Catholic Church officials in India privately met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested him to invite Pope Francis to India and also to personally lead a delegation for the canonization of Mother Teresa which would be held in Vatican. The delegation included Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, president of the Indian bishops’ conference,  Auxiliary Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas […]

Catholic Bishop urges faithful not to vote for ‘Dirty Harry’

Catholic Bishop urges faithful not to vote for ‘Dirty Harry’

A Catholic Bishop in Philippine had asked the members of the Catholic Charismatic movement not to vote for the presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte. The candidate was being shot at for joking about the rape and murder of an Australian missionary. Bishop Teodoro Cruz Bacani, retired prelate of Novaliches and spiritual adviser of the El Shaddai […]

Poland to issue free visa for Indian World Youth Day participants

Poland to issue free visa for Indian World Youth Day participants

The Polish embassy in New Delhi declared that it would disregard visa fees for Indian Catholics who would attend the upcoming World Youth Day programs in Krakow. More than 1,000 Indians would attend the meet along with the 2 million youth across the world. “It is a historic day for all of us as this […]

Cardinal Tagle asks for meaningful religious vocations

Cardinal Tagle asks for meaningful religious vocations

Catholics were called to understand the changes and realities taking place around them inorder to make meaningful vocations to the priesthood and religious life, said Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila. While speaking at the annual Serra Asian Convention, the Cardinal said that “in the history of the church the exercise of the priesthood […]

Pope appoints new bishop to the Diocese of Masan

Pope appoints new bishop to the Diocese of Masan

Pope Francis appointed Fr. Constantine Bae Ki-Hyen, vicar general and chancellor of the Diocese of Masan, Korea as its new bishop. The new appointment came as Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Msgr. Francis Xavier Ahn Myeongok. The Rev. Dr. Constantine Bae Ki-Hyen was born on February 1, 1953 at Masan. He completed his bachelor’s […]

Filipino bishop asks people to vote for supporters of migrant rights

Filipino bishop asks people to vote for supporters of migrant rights

A Catholic bishop in Filipinos urged the faithful to vote for candidates who promote the welfare of migrants, since they would not be present for this year’s national election. “Choose government officials who have programs to create jobs at home,” said Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga, head of the bishops’ Commission on the Pastoral Care […]

Christians, Muslims in Thailand gather to promote interreligious dialogue

The Catholic officials participated in an interreligious dialogue meeting hosted by the Islamic Center in Bangkok this week as part of an initiative to strengthen inter religious dialogue and harmony between their communities in Thailand. “We need to build more solid bridges and destroy many walls of hatred and prejudices,” said Monsignor Andrew Vissanu Thanya […]

Church supports anti-drug efforts in Indonesia

The Catholic Church in Indonesia is supporting efforts to fight drug abuse in Kalimantan provinces, from where illegal drugs even flow into remote areas of province. “All the strength of the Catholic Church must be used to support the fight against drug abuse,” said Archbishop Agustinus Agus of Pontianak. The Archbishop indicated that drugs were […]

Korea all set to conduct Catholic Youth Day

The 5th Catholic Youth Day would be held on April 17 at the Theological Seminary of the capital. Archdiocese of Seoul had chosen ‘Come and you will see” as this year’s youth day theme. The movement aims to involve secondary school children for providing a wider reflection on their future and vocation. The movement would […]