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Caritas Philippines expresses opposition to proposed privatization of gov’t hospitals

Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo said the government should prioritize the needs of the "under-privileged, sick, elderly, women, and children"

Philippines, other ASEAN governments urged to stop using ‘lawfare’ against critics

“Lawfare is very common in the Philippines, but is happening everywhere in Southeast Asia and beyond," said Charles Santiago of Malaysia

Philippines to appeal ICC resumption of drug war probe

Officially, 6,181 people were killed in Duterte's "war on drugs" but rights groups say that up to 30,000 may have been killed

Rights group welcomes ICC decision to allow new inquiry into Philippines’...

“The ICC investigation ... is the only credible avenue for justice for the victims and their families of the ‘war on drugs’"

Archbishop Villegas receives honorary doctorate

Archbishop Villegas described the honorary doctorate as “unexpected, undeserving, and pure grace”

Pope Francis unpacks Jesus’ good news: ‘Today this scripture has been...

Pope Francis said if Christians want to understand Jesus they should pay close attention to the “good news”

Thai court jails activist for 28 years jail for royal defamation

The kingdom's lese-majeste laws are among the harshest in the world and rights groups say they are misused to suppress public debate

ACN to hold three days of prayer for Myanmar on second...

Pope Francis earlier this week also called for prayers for Myanmar where an old Catholic church was burned and destroyed this month

Gandhi’s killer a hero to India’s diehard Hindu nationalists

In their view, Gandhi failed to stop Britain's colony from being partitioned into the separate nations of India and Pakistan

‘I lost a dad’: Pope Francis speaks about losing Benedict XVI

“For me, he was a security. In the face of a doubt, I would ask for the car and go to the monastery and ask.”

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