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Chinese authorities crack down on mainland house churches with Hong Kong ties

The crackdown is seen as an attempt by Beijing to tighten control over visiting Hongkongers in response to many Christians having taken to the streets of Hong Kong in support of the protesters.

Thai nuns work round the clock to weave up robes for Pope Francis’ visit

Garment workers in a Bangkok convent are frantically trying to finish elaborate gold and red silk robes for Pope Francis and top Vatican officials to wear during their upcoming visit to Thailand this month.

Pope denounces increasing violence against Jewish people

Pope Francis warned that violence against Jewish people, which reached a state of horror during World War II, is on the rise again.

Minority mission: Pope to encourage Thailand’s small Catholic community

he theme of Pope Francis' visit to Thailand is focused on mission, but in the Asian country where Catholics are a tiny minority, that mission is less about proclamation and more about witness, service and dialogue.

Daytime vandalisation of Irish Carmelite monastery shocks locals

A group broke into an Irish Carmelite monastery during the daytime, vandalised its chapel and shouted slurs at the elderly nuns who lived there.

Pontifical Mission Societies’ Directors Meet

SINGAPORE — The Pontifical Mission Societies’ (PMS) Directors of all the Dioceses of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei met at the Retreat House, Church of...