Asia-PacificNews
September 8, 2015

Defeat for Indiana diocese, Our Sunday Visitor in HHS mandate case

In a 2-1 decision, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Obama administration’s implementation of the HHS mandate does not impose a “substantial burden” on the free exercise…
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Asia-PacificNews
September 4, 2015

Pope meets Israeli president, presses for resumption of talks with Palestinians

Pope Francis pressed for the resumption of dialogue between Israel and Palestinian leaders, during a September 3 meeting with Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin. A brief Vatican statement released after the…
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Asia-PacificNews
September 4, 2015

Manila cardinal begins ‘season of creation’

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila began the Archdiocese of Manila’s “season of creation” on September 1 with a call to ecological conversion that included being content with one’s possessions…
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Asia-PacificNews
September 3, 2015

Odisha bishops establish ‘Martyrs’ Day’

The bishops of the east Indian state of Odisha, formerly known as Orissa, have unanimously decided to establish a “martyrs’ day” to commemorate the nearly 100 Christians who were murdered…
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Asia-PacificNews
September 2, 2015

2 Catholic activists freed in Vietnam

Two young Vietnamese Catholic human rights activists have been released after serving four-year prison sentences on charges of plotting to overthrow the government. Despite pressure, the two repeatedly refused to…
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Asia-PacificNews
September 2, 2015

Chinese Catholic petition for release of bishop, imprisoned since 1996

Catholics in China’s Hebei province have issued a plea to the government for the release of Bishop James Su Zhimin of Baoding, who has been jailed since 1996. After China’s…
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