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Pyongyang Diocese celebrates 90th anniversary

Pyongyang Diocese celebrates 90th anniversary

by: UCAN in JPIC News,

March 23, 2017 - The 90th anniversary of Pyongyanag Diocese was an occasion to pray for North Korea where the once active diocese lies amid totalitarianism. In his homily, Cardinal Yeom said, "Pyongyang Diocese which dynamically spread the gospel now is being forgotten. Communism continues and persecution carries on which is due to our lack of prayer."

Beijing using CCTV in churches to spy on Christians

Beijing using CCTV in churches to spy on Christians

by: ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong in 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.

Korean diocese begins building center for immigrants

Korean diocese begins building center for immigrants

by: ucanews.com reporter, Seoul in 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.

 

Philippine Catholic schools cry foul over tax plan

Philippine Catholic schools cry foul over tax plan

by: Joe Torres - UCAN Manila Reporter in JPIC News,

A proposal to tax religious institutions in the Philippines, especially Catholic schools, has drawn an angry response from church leaders and school administrators.Some sectors view the proposal as a reaction to church opposition to the proposed re-imposition of capital punishment.

Madrid restaurant offers homeless taste of luxury

Madrid restaurant offers homeless taste of luxury

by: Hagar Jobse - http://www.dw.com/ in JPIC News,

During the day the Robin Hood restaurant is a regular establishment where customers pay 11 euros for a fixed menu. But at night the place transforms into an establishment where homeless and people in need like Olga are served a sophisticated dinner for free. The business-model is simple: the earnings made at breakfast and lunch fund the evening meals for the homeless. 

Tamil protesters: 'We will sacrifice our lives'

Tamil protesters: 'We will sacrifice our lives'

by: UCA News - Niranjani Roland, Mullaitivu in JPIC News,

For over 20 days Kanchan Chandraleela has campaigned outside an air force base in Pulakudiyiruppu in Mullaitivu for the return of land stolen by the Sri Lankan military. Some 385 families from local villages have joined her to demand the return of a total of 212 hectares.

Trump's ban on immigrants is devastating, chaotic and cruel, US bishops say

Trump's ban on immigrants is devastating, chaotic and cruel, US bishops say

by: Catholic News Service - The Tablet in JPIC News,
New policy is both anti-Catholic and anti-American - and it establishes a religious criteria for refugees. Trump's ban on immigrants is devastating, chaotic and cruel, US bishops say President Donald Trump's executive memorandum intended to restrict the entry of terrorists coming to the United States brought an outcry from Catholic leaders across the US. 
Catholic church building destroyed in Myanmar

Catholic church building destroyed in Myanmar

by: John Zaw, Mandalay - UCAnews in JPIC News,

A Catholic church was bombed in the conflict-torn northern Shan State as renewed fighting intensified between the Myanmar military and ethnic armed groups. In an ironic twist, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mongkoe Township near the Chinese border was hit by air strikes on Dec. 3, the very feast day of St. Francis Xavier

Archbishop Welby: Absence of meaning has consequences

Archbishop Welby: Absence of meaning has consequences

by: D. Leal-Olivas/AFP - LaCroix in JPIC News,

There is a need for deep repentance and a change in direction on the part of all those who control the resources of the planet, argues the archbishop of Canterbury. Discontent is growing in western democracies as evidenced by Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the rise of populism. Dr Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury and primate of the Anglican communion shares his views with La Croix.