- Jul 4, 2020
A Catholic bishop in the Philippines said his government’s controversial war on drugs is really a war against the country’s poor.
The South Korean bishops’ conference has called for an end to the death penalty, and asked the nation’s Constitutional Court to consider whether capital punishment violates South Korea’s constitution.
Recent credible sexual abuse allegations in India and East Timor have underscored the fears of many in the Church that clerical sex abuse is rife in South, Southeast and North Asia, which have a collective population of at least 120 million Catholics.
An American missionary who was a hero in East Timor for founding children’s shelters that have operated for more than two decades has been expelled from his Catholic congregation after admitting to sexual abuse of minors, a church official and a family member said.
A French priest who has worked with the most destitute in India has been made an officer of the Legion d’Honneur, the highest civilian award of France.
An Abu Sayyaf militant leader accused of plotting a recent suicide attack in a Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines may be harboring a foreign would-be suicide bomber in his jungle base, a senior official said Thursday.