“The cries for justice and solidarity ring out from those bent-over under heavy burdens,” said Bishop Gerardo Alminaza of San Carlos
Local accounts traced the Malitbog Santo Niño image, which is supposedly a replica of the Cebu image, to the 1720s

Coronavirus stigma runs deep and dangerous in Indonesia

Stigma of COVID-19 has stopped many people from getting tested in fear of being shunned

Catholic priest abducted, forced to join China’s ‘official Church’

At least 20 priests from the same diocese who refused to join state-sanctioned Church are under constant pressure, sources say

Watch: weekly wrap (Sept. 19)

In this week’s weekly wrap we report on issues about and of interest to the Catholic Church in Asia

International church groups back calls for UN probe into Philippine rights...

The groups said they stand with Filipinos in light of the “deteriorating situation of civil liberties and human rights in the Philippines”

ADB accountability on Philippine coal woes sought

An independent evaluation by the bank has revealed that it failed to align with climate imperatives in its funding decisions

COVID-19 drives many of Hong Kong’s social enterprises to the wall

One in four social enterprises expect to run out of cash flow within three months if pandemic continues to affect revenue

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