LiCAS NEWS brings you the top news stories about and of interest to the Catholic Church in Asia
President Duterte had pledged to maintain curbs in the virus epicenter of Manila until mass vaccinations begin

Vatican backs calls to ease patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines

Some existing mechanisms for compulsory licenses are slowing down rollout of vaccination programs, says archbishop

‘Running priest’ launches book on parish’s response to pandemic, killings

The book details the challenges brought about by the pandemic and the “horrors of the bloody war on drugs campaign” to the parish

Filipino named as global ambassador of World Evangelical Alliance

Filipino Evangelical Bishop Efraim Tendero said his appointment is "a privilege and solemn responsibility"

Supporters of Myanmar coup attack rivals in Yangon

Some military supporters were photographed with clubs and knives, others threw stones and fired catapults

North Korea enslaving political prisoners to fund weapons program, report says

UN estimates up to 200,000 people are held in a vast network of gulags run by Stasi-like secret police

Baseless imprisonments surge in China’s Xinjiang, rights group says

Formal prosecutions are distinct from those arbitrarily detained in unlawful 'political education' facilities

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