A delegation of Catholic Youth Executives met with the Central Jakarta Mayor's Office of Government Affairs, locally known as Kesbangpol, on Thursday, January 20, to discuss national unity and tolerance.
The recent suicide attempt of the schoolgirl on January 9 helps the pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tamil Nadu, south India, to spread hate speech and accuse the Christian schools of forced conversion.
Bangladesh's Dhaka archdiocese joined Christians worldwide to pray for ecumenical unity. Dhaka archdiocese held an ecumenical prayer service at Tejgaon Holy Rosary Church to mark the 'Week of Prayer for Christian Unity' on January 19.
A Catholic family started a service to provide health care equipment to village elders in dire need of basic medical gear. The service will be inaugurated at Dandevaddo, Chinchinim, a village in South Goa, India on January 25.
Myanmar’s Lashio diocese built a new school for children of people fleeing regional war in a remote village in Shan State. The new school is set up in Ban San village in the parish of the Sacred Heart Cathedral for children who have no access to education.
In Cambodia, a Catholic village school rejoices as eight students from Chamroeun Vichea High School (CVHS) passed out with Grade A from the High School Diploma Examination 2021 results declared on January 14, 2022.
The sacrificial life of Devasahayam Pillai was celebrated in South Indian town of Aralvaimozhi, in Kanniyakumari, Tamil Nadu, on January 14. According to church authorities, Kottar diocese reduced the celebration to two days due to the pandemic.
Myanmar Catholic diocese of Myitkyina inaugurated a new building for female drug addicts on January 12. The diocese had established Rebirth Rehabilitation Center (RRC) in response to the drug addiction epidemic in Kachin State in 2015. With the new wing, the diocese hopes to serve female clients.