Himalayan Ladakh: Bone of Contention
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Himalayan Ladakh: Bone of Contention

Ladakh, with much of its Himalayan terrain above 15,000 feet (4,572 meters) and sandwiched between Pakistan-occupied Gilgit Baltistan and China-occupied Aksai Chin, is the most dangerous flashpoint in Asia because two superpowers and their aggressive militaries are trying to nibble away at each other’s territory. Aksai Chin in northern Ladakh is a strategic place to…

‘Unity yes, Uniformity no’ – Pope Francis
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‘Unity yes, Uniformity no’ – Pope Francis

Rome (Agenzia Fides) – The freedom that Christ gave to the baptized is “a novelty” that could encompass “all peoples and cultures” and freed from temptations and errors – which often existed in the history of evangelization – “only one cultural model” or wanting to enforce or dictating to others one’s own life model as…

Pakistan: Sorry Fate of Discriminated Sanitation Workers
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Pakistan: Sorry Fate of Discriminated Sanitation Workers

In a statement issued on Oct. 8, Archbishop Joseph Arshad of Islamabad-Rawalpindi expressed deep sorrow over the tragedy and condemned the loss of precious human lives. “Forcing Nadeem Masih and Faisal Masih to work without any protective measures was criminal negligence. Human life without any distinction of caste, creed and profession is precious and respectable….

Beatification Pauline Jaricot Announced
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Beatification Pauline Jaricot Announced

Lyon (Agenzia Fides) – Pauline Jaricot will be blessed on May 22, 2022. This was announced by the Secretary General of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in France, Gaëtan Boucharlat de Chazotte, through a video message sent to Fides. The foundress of the Association of the Propagation of the Faith and of the Living Rosary…

Nobel Peace Laureate Maria Ressa: Philippines Icon of Press Freedom
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Nobel Peace Laureate Maria Ressa: Philippines Icon of Press Freedom

Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today, has become a symbol of the fight for press freedom in an era of strongmen leaders. The former CNN bureau chief set up news website Rappler in 2012, bringing together multimedia reporting and social media to offer an edgy take on Philippine…

October Month of the Rosary: Rosary Meditations
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October Month of the Rosary: Rosary Meditations

These meditations are designed to offer something to everyone! We hope to introduce people who are unfamiliar with the Rosary to this popular devotion, and offer those who regularly pray the Rosary a chance to experience something new.  Whether you learned to pray the Rosary as a child from family members, or later in life…

Islamabad – Rawalpindi, Pakistan: Minority Employment Issues
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Islamabad – Rawalpindi, Pakistan: Minority Employment Issues

“We were formerly known as an English-speaking community. Every third Christian house has a liquor permit for both males and females. The Christian divorce rate has tripled. The literacy rate has dropped. Our community feels weaker, helpless, hopeless and humiliated. There is no healthy entertainment. The monster of frustration is slowly eating up our youth….

Francis of Assisi Universal Brother: Further Exploration of Fratelli Tutti
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Francis of Assisi Universal Brother: Further Exploration of Fratelli Tutti

What does universal love look like in practice? In Fratelli tutti, Pope Francis offers today’s gospel, the parable of the Good Samaritan, and the life of today’s saint, Francis of Assisi as examples … so today seems like a good day to study the encyclical again! Source: Thinkingfaith Continue reading

Philippines:Law Protecting Vulnerable Children Approved
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Philippines:Law Protecting Vulnerable Children Approved

The Philippine Senate has finally approved the final draft of a law that is vital to the protection of children and the prosecution of child rapists who were committing the crime with impunity. The Philippine Senate Bill (SB) 2332 is a historic law as it seeks to repeal the penal code that said it was…

Season of Creation: Sinking Cities – Manila
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Season of Creation: Sinking Cities – Manila

“We have felt the continuing and extreme sea level rise in the past decades because of climate change. Now we are being threatened with the sinking of our coastlines and floods that would displace millions of our people and destroy billions in our economy. So please, let us take care of our environment,” – Bishop…