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Southeast Asia

Philippines bishops admit ‘failure’ in addressing alleged Marian apparition

The head of the Catholic bishops’ forum in the Philippines has admitted the bishops’ failure in addressing contradictory views about an alleged Marian apparition the Vatican in 1951 declared not to be supernatural, which recently led to the arrest of a priest. Source: UCA News.

Southeast Asia

Two children killed in Philippine terror attacks

Two children have been killed and three wounded in two shootings allegedly carried out by Islamist extremists in the insurgency-plagued Mindanao region in the southern Philippines. Source: UCA News.

Southeast Asia

Bishop in Vietnam disowns ‘fake’ priest

A bishop in Vietnam has disowned a priest ordained for his diocese in the Philippines when the laity questioned the new priest’s worthiness, saying that he was once jailed for bribery and not known to have trained in a seminary. Source: UCA News.

Southeast Asia

Cardinal Bo renews call for peace in Myanmar

Cardinal Charles Bo used a Marian feast celebrated by Catholics from across Myanmar on Saturday to renew a call for peace in the civil-war-torn nation. Source: UCA News.

Persecution Southeast Asia

Church leaders urge Myanmar military rulers to protect places of worship

The Church in Myanmar has urged the country’s military rulers to protect places of worship following a series of attacks by the army in Christian-majority areas of the civil war-torn southeast Asian nation. Source: UCA News.