- Aug 5, 2020
Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, says over 20 million people have been assisted by the Church in India during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Philippine government issued new orders restricting movement in an effort to control a spike in COVID-19, resulting in 10 dioceses suspending public Masses.
As Chinese central authorities tighten their grip on Hong Kong and as the world continues to hear news of the alleged repression of the country’s Uighur Muslim population, Pope Francis is the target of increasing pressure over his hesitancy to speak out.
The disappearance — and rumors of the possible death — of a Chinese Catholic bishop was the subject of a July 30 hearing by Congress’ Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.
A Catholic member of India’s marginalized Tribal community has been named to a new United Nations advisory group providing perspectives and solutions to tackle the worsening climate crisis.