- Jun 1, 2020
Malaysia’s bishops have broken their collective silence following the May 9 win by the Mahathir Mohamad-led opposition, calling it a golden opportunity to set the nation on a new course.
At a time when Pope Francis is under fire on multiple fronts, a Malaysian bishop says he and his fellow prelates came to Rome this week in part to affirm “that we’re happy with the direction he’s taking for the universal Church.”
On any list of the most consequential Catholic nations, the Philippines would easily finish in the top five, and there’s a good case to be made that it’s #1. Today, the Catholic Church in the Philippines is in crisis, driven by polarized responses to new President Rodrigo Duterte.
Like most reporters, I keep a rolling list of story ideas that have floated across my radar screen and that I might pursue if time and energy allow. Normally I hold onto a set of three or four such ideas for a few days, then file them away and start