Cardinal Sebastian noted that these acts of penance are also being done by other non-Catholic Asians, especially Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims, bringing about a unique sense of spiritual unity within the region.
"With profound sorrow, we inform the Apostolic Nuncio, Cardinals, Bishops, Priests, Nuns, and all the faithful that Mgr. Anton Pain Ratu, SVD, has passed away at the age of 95," said Father Vinsentiun Wun, SVD.
A simple, unassuming, hardworking, loving, and committed religious; and prayerful Divine Word Missionary Brother Juniper (Joachim Kerketta) passed away at around ten o'clock on January 3 in St. Joseph's Home, Catholic Ashram Palda, a town in Indore district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
Ms. Achtman said euthanasia is an urgent and pressing moral crisis. She encouraged societies and countries that have not legalized euthanasia “not to stray down this path” because once it becomes legal, euthanasia will not remain limited.
The 60-year-old, whose name was not identified, was rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment and was scheduled for an operation on a fractured collarbone. The diocese’s AM radio station, DzWT, reported he was already “in stable condition”.
The Pope expressed solidarity with those suffering, those who have lost loved ones, saying he was "deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and damage caused by the earthquake in the Ishikawa prefecture."