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Pope Francis in Korea

Pope Francis in Korea

Korea marks 70 years of diplomatic relations with the Holy See

24/05/2017 12:05

Korea and the Holy See celebrate 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2017: in particular, the commemoration of the sending of the first permanent Apostolic Delegate of the Holy See in Korea.

 

Philippine policemen checking residents fleeing Marawi city after extremists rampaged through the southern city.

Philippine policemen checking residents fleeing Marawi city after extremists rampaged through the southern city.

Priest among hostages of extremists in the Philippines ‎

24/05/2017 11:54

Muslim extremists have abducted over a dozen, including a Catholic priest, in Mindanao, in southern Philippines. 

 

Thai soldiers guarding the entrance of Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand after a bomb wounded more than 20 people on May 22, 2017.

Thai soldiers guarding the entrance of Phramongkutklao Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand after a bomb wounded more than 20 people on May 22, 2017.

Human Rights Watch condemns Bangkok hospital bombing

23/05/2017 11:11

Human rights Watch has condemned as an unjustifiable act of lawlessness, the 22 May detonation of a pipe bomb in a military hospital in the Thai capital that also treats civilians. 

 

Bishop Socrates Mesiona, Phillippines

Bishop Socrates Mesiona, Phillippines

Philippine bishop condemns felling of century-old trees

23/05/2017 10:55

The cutting of thousands of century-old trees by a mining company in Palawan, Philippines  has drawn the ire of a Catholic bishop who urged for action so that it won’t happen again.

 

A protest against extra-judicial killings (EJK) in Manila, Philippines.

A protest against extra-judicial killings (EJK) in Manila, Philippines.

Card. Tagle calls for alternative to executions in crime fight

20/05/2017 12:53

Cardinal Tagle will preside over a mass at the University of Santo Tomas on May 21 evening where the pilgrims of the 21 day cross-country caravan against death penalty will be joined by thousands of people.    

 

Bishop Ruperto Santos, Philippines

Bishop Ruperto Santos, Philippines

OFWs deserve better protection — Bp. Ruperto Santos

19/05/2017 12:13

The overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) deserve to get the support and protection they deserve for their sacrifices and for their contributions to the Philippine economy, said Bishop Ruperto Santos.  

 

A Sri Lankan woman works at a factory in country's largest export processing zone in Katunayaka, outskirts of Colombo.

A Sri Lankan woman works at a factory in country's largest export processing zone in Katunayaka, outskirts of Colombo.

EU restores preferential tax concessions Sri Lanka

17/05/2017 13:12

The EU is restoring a preferential tax concession for imports from Lanka that the country lost over alleged human rights abuses but the South Asian nation’s progress in human rights will be closely monitored.  

 

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