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SPOTLIGHT: Filipino priest brings Eucharist to faithful on a pick-up truck

Mass celebrations go mobile after gov't implemented a lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic

Calls to suicide helpline show Thais’ stress in downturn

Health experts say suicides often fall during a crisis, only to rise afterwards

SPOTLIGHT: Pandemic worsens situation of young mothers in conflict areas

It would have been easier for Lady (not her real name) to make it through the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic if she...

Filipino Archbishop Auza delivers pope’s donations to Madrid hospital

Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Auza, apostolic nuncio to Spain, delivered three respirators and other medical supplies donated by Pope Francis to a hospital in Madrid. According...

Manila bishop calls for opening of churches despite lockdown

A Catholic prelate said the opening of churches and religious services should be considered by decision makers as among the essential services that can...

Radio Veritas Asia connects Chinese Catholics to Manila’s poor amid pandemic

A church-run radio network was able to link Catholics in China with urban poor communities in the Philippines despite the global health crisis brought...

Generals in Duterte’s Cabinet face hard lessons amid COVID-19 lockdown

While nobody questions the generals’ personal integrity, their policies display lack of consensus-building skills and a narrow preference for ‘order’ over empathy

Philippines’ COVID-19 mass testing highlights effects of slow govt action

Health officials have ordered a stop to the testing of people for COVID-19 in a village in the central Philippines after learning that at least 54...

In Modi’s India, virus fallout inflames divisions between Muslims and Hindus

Many Muslims feel unfairly blamed for spreading COVID-19

India charges Muslim leader with culpable homicide for coronavirus surge

Some have cautioned against fanning communal tension by laying the blame for the spread of the coronavirus on Muslim group

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