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Samunder Singh, the repentant assassin of Sr. Rani Maria, in prayer before a portrait of the nun in her convent in Udainagar.

Samunder Singh, the repentant assassin of Sr. Rani Maria, in prayer before a portrait of the nun in her convent in Udainagar.

Indian Church leaders welcome Sr. Rani Maria’s beatification‎

25/03/2017 12:08

Indian Catholic Church leaders, Cardinal George Alencherry and Archbishop Leo Cornelio of Bhopal have welcomed Pope Francis recognizing the martyrdom of Sister Rani Maria for Beatification. 

 

Pope Pius XI (R) and Guglielmo Marconi (2nd from L) at the inauguration of Vatican Radio in 1931.

Pope Pius XI (R) and Guglielmo Marconi (2nd from L) at the inauguration of Vatican Radio in 1931.

Vatican Radio’s English SW broadcast to Asia comes to an end

24/03/2017 16:53

Vatican Radio’s English shortwave broadcast to Asia came to an end with its last transmission on March 24, after nearly 60 years of service.

 

 Servant of God Rani Maria

Servant of God Rani Maria

Rani Maria cleared for beatification

23/03/2017 17:07

Servant of God, Rani Maria, professed sister of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation, who worked among poor landless agricultural laborers and was martyred in central India 22 years ago, has been cleared for beatification. 

 

Catholic Journalists meet in Kuala Lumpur

Catholic Journalists meet in Kuala Lumpur

Catholic media meet to counter spread of fake news

21/03/2017 14:58

Catholic journalists from countries around Asia gathered in Kuala Lumpur recently to talk about strategies to fight the spread of "fake news" especially on social media.

 

Father James Channan ‎OP and Imam Abdul Khabir Azad of Lahore, Pakistan.

Father James Channan ‎OP and Imam Abdul Khabir Azad of Lahore, Pakistan.

Pakistani Catholic priest and imam honoured for interreligious harmony

18/03/2017 16:44

Dominican ‎priest Father James Channan and Imam Abdul Khabir Azad, both of Pakistan have been honoured with the Award for Interreligious Harmony” 2017 by the ‎African branch of United Religions Initiative (URI).  

 

Holy Rosary Cathedral of Semarang Archdiocese, Indonesia.  Inset: Fr. Robertus Rubiyatmoko.

Holy Rosary Cathedral of Semarang Archdiocese, Indonesia. Inset: Fr. Robertus Rubiyatmoko.

Pope appoints new archbishop in Semarang, Indonesia

18/03/2017 11:42

Pope Francis on March 18 appointed Fr. Robertus Rubiyatmoko the new Archbishop of Semarang in Central Java, Indonesia.