Beijing using CCTV in churches to spy on Christians

Beijing using CCTV in churches to spy on Christians

ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong - JPIC News

China's ruling Communist Party has stepped up efforts to control the number of Christians by forcing Catholic and Protestant churches in the heavily Christian province of Zhejiang to install CCTV cameras inside and outside their buildings.

More Dalit priests needed in India, Cardinal Gracias says

More Dalit priests needed in India, Cardinal Gracias says

Bijay Kumar Minj, UCAN- New Delhi - Church Issues

There are few Dalit church officials despite the group making up nearly two-thirds of India's Catholics  More Dalit priests needed in India, Cardinal Gracias says

Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay has appealed to Dalit Catholic lay leaders to promote priestly vocations in their communities as a way to end discrimination they face within the church.

Filipinos mark 496th year of Christianity's arrival

Filipinos mark 496th year of Christianity's arrival

Mark Saludes - UCAN - Homonhon Island - Activities

Through an interpreter, Magellan told the natives that the expedition was sent by the king of Spain to "spread the Catholic faith" and convert people to the "true religion." Some historical accounts indicated that on March 19, the Spaniards celebrated Mass and planted a cross near the shores of Homonhon. 

Make confession more available

Make confession more available

Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service - Activities

Hear confession every time someone asks, Pope Francis said, and don't ever put limited hours on the sacrament of reconciliation. "Please, let there never be those signs that say, 'Confessions: Mondays and Wednesdays from this time to that time,'" he told hundreds of confessors and other participants attending an annual course sponsored by the Apostolic Penitentiary, a Vatican court that handles issues related to the absolution of sin.

Korean diocese begins building center for immigrants

Korean diocese begins building center for immigrants

ucanews.com reporter, Seoul - JPIC News
Uijeongbu Diocese has begun construction of the 'Lighthouse of Asia' where immigrants and South Koreans can mutually share their cultures. The migrant pastoral committee of Uijeongbu Diocese on March 12 held a Mass and ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the migrants' cultural center at Bongilcheon Church in Paju, in South Korea's northern Gyeonggi province.

 

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