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East Asia Youth

Seoul cathedral pitches camp in backyard to engage young members

The Seoul Archdiocese transformed the backyard of Myeongdong Cathedral into a campsite to engage with younger members of the Church in South Korea. Source: Vatican News.

East Asia

Evidence in Lai trial may have been obtained through torture: UN

The United Nations is warning evidence in the trial of prominent Hong Kong Catholic, philanthropist and media mogul Jimmy Lai may have been obtained by torturing a witness in China. Source: UCA News.

East Asia People

Hong Kong Government dismisses petition to release democracy activist

The Hong Kong Government has dismissed a petition from 10 bishops to release the Catholic entrepreneur and democracy activist Jimmy Lai from prison, accusing them of using “distorted words” which verge on “contempt of court”. Source: The Tablet.

East Asia

Bishops call for release of Hong Kong pro-democracy activist

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP is one of 10 bishops from around the world who have called for the release of prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and Catholic Jimmy Lai, who has been imprisoned there for nearly three years. Source: CNA.

China East Asia

Beijing bishop to visit Hong Kong in latest effort to promote China-Vatican relations

Beijing Bishop Joseph Li Shan will visit Hong Kong later this month, following a similar visit of Hong Kong’s Cardinal Stephen Chow to mainland China earlier this year. Source: Crux.

East Asia Papal Trip Pope Francis

All of us are God’s nomads, Pope tells Mongolia’s Catholics

Just a month after celebrating a Mass in Portugal for a crowd of more than 1.5 million attendees, Pope Francis yesterday turned his attention to a local church in Mongolia that has fewer than 1500 Catholics in the entire country. Source: NCR Online.

East Asia Mission

Pope’s visit highlights Church’s remarkable journey in Mongolia

As the world’s eyes turn to Mongolia, Pope Francis’ visit emerges as a beacon of hope and inspiration for the country, spotlighting the Church’s remarkable journey in that country. Source: Catholic Mission.

East Asia

Hong Kong bishop clarifies ‘loving one’s country and Church’ remark

Hong Kong Bishop Stephen Chow Sau-yan SJ has clarified the remark he made on “loving one’s country and Church” during his recent much-publicised visit to Beijing that sparked controversies. Source: UCA News.

East Asia

Hong Kong bishop invites Beijing-backed prelate to visit city

Hong Kong’s Catholic bishop said he has invited the state-appointed archbishop of Beijing to visit his city, a symbolic gesture that experts said could strengthen the fragile relationship between China and the Vatican. Source: NCR Online.