"Migrants seeking a better life in the host country are not aliens, but rather our brothers and sisters. They are to be welcomed in the local churches and parishes," said archbishop Victor Henry Thakur of Raipur, and chairman of the CCBI Commission for Migrants.
With the creation of six new cardinals for Asia on 27 August, the number of cardinals born or carrying out their ministry in Asia rises to 21 among the 132 electors who could be called to take part in a future conclave for the election of a pontiff.
The Church of Hong Kong offers its contribution in a spirit of communion to the synodal journey of the universal Church in preparation for the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (2021-2023)
It was more convenient for Catholics to celebrate the feast on August 13 (Saturday) than on Monday (August 15), said Father Richard Rai, the parish priest of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cathedral.