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Modern Slavery South East Asia

Catholic politician suspected of human trafficking

Police in Indonesia’s Christian-majority East Nusa Tenggara province named a Catholic politician as a suspect in a human trafficking case that triggered protests from rights activists and Church groups. Source: UCA News.

Marriage South East Asia

Philippines takes step towards legalising divorce

As the Philippines moved closer to legalising divorce from marriage, a leading Catholic bishop warned that “divorce weakens the fabric of society”. Source: Crux.

South East Asia

Church bells toll for end of violence in Philippines

A leading human rights group and the Catholic Church have voiced alarm over reported civilian killings and rights abuses brought about by government anti-insurgency operations on Negros Island in the central Philippines. Source: UCA News.

South East Asia

Priests in the Philippines tackle plastic waste brick by brick

At the seminary for the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Manila, thousands of plastic bottles can be found everywhere – repurposed into “ecobricks” used for projects around the grounds. Source: NCR Online.

Papal Trip South East Asia

Singaporeans warned against scammers ahead of papal visit

The Church in Singapore has cautioned people against individuals and groups posing as agents connected to the ticketing process for the upcoming papal visit to the city-state in September. Source: UCA News. 

South East Asia

Myanmar priest shot while celebrating Mass

Unknown assailants shot and seriously injured a priest while he was celebrating morning Mass in Myanmar’s conflict-stricken northern Kachin state on Friday. Source: UCA News.

South East Asia

Church in Philippines calls on museum to return ‘stolen’ pulpit panels

The Church in the Philippines has demanded the return of “stolen” pulpit panels now on display at the National Museum in Manila. Source: UCA News.

South East Asia

Grandmother killed, 53 injured when church in Philippines collapses

At least one person died and 53 were injured when part of the second floor of a church collapsed during a packed Ash Wednesday Mass in Bulacan province in the Philippines yesterday. Source: UCA News.

Environment South East Asia

Church in the Philippines hold prayer assembly against mining

The Church in the Philippines held a prayer assembly to highlight the adverse impacts of mining on a historic, mineral-rich island in the archipelago. Source: UCA News.