Philippines: Carmelite ‘Martyr of Press Freedom’ Inspiration amid Flood of Fake News
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Philippines: Carmelite ‘Martyr of Press Freedom’ Inspiration amid Flood of Fake News

Amid the flood of disinformation ahead of this year’s Philippine national elections, Filipinos should find inspiration in a priest who was dubbed “martyr of press freedom” for standing for the truth. “With fake news and misinformation going on, the truth is compromised,” said Father Christian Buenafe, O.Carm, at the opening of an exhibit on the…

Pope’s Prayer Intention for January: Religious Discrimination and Persecution
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Pope’s Prayer Intention for January: Religious Discrimination and Persecution

How is it possible that many religious minorities currently suffer discrimination or persecution? How can we allow that in this society, which is so civilized, there are people who are persecuted simply because they publicly profess their faith? Not only is it unacceptable; it’s inhuman, it’s insane. Religious freedom is not limited to freedom of…

India: Missionaries of Charity Refused Licence to Receive Funding from Abroad
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India: Missionaries of Charity Refused Licence to Receive Funding from Abroad

The Missionaries of Charity was founded in 1950 by the late Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun who devoted most of her life to helping the poor in the eastern city of Kolkata. She won the Nobel Peace Prize and was later declared a saint. Her organization runs shelter homes across India. According to the Hindu…

‘Red Week’ November 17 – 24 – Focus on Need for Religious Freedom
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‘Red Week’ November 17 – 24 – Focus on Need for Religious Freedom

The global charity for persecuted Christians, Aid to the Church in Need, will be holding the #RedWeek campaign this month to raise awareness on the need for religious freedom. Red light will bathe hundreds of cathedrals, churches, monuments, and public buildings around the world as part of an international campaign to raise awareness of the…

India: Bishops of Jharkhand Support Recognition of Tribal Religion
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India: Bishops of Jharkhand Support Recognition of Tribal Religion

“We are campaigning for the cause of the Sarna code and our people are going from village to village to make people understand the importance of this campaign,” Santosh Tirkey, general secretary of Ranchi’s Kendriya Sarna Samiti, told UCA News. “There are around 150 million followers of Sarna in India and we have been demanding recognition…