Posts Tagged ‘Bangladesh’

Bangladesh poor even poorer Comments 0

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

The Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic will make the poor in Bangladesh even poorer, say economists. About 50 million people who live slightly above the poverty line (i.e. those earning more than US$2 a day) may fall below the line because of the pandemic. In the past, natural disasters and climate change effects were the main drivers Read more

Bangladeshi nun dedicates life to God and healing hearts Comments 0

Monday, September 10th, 2018

A Bangladeshi nun has dedicated her life to serving God and healing the hearts of Bangladeshi people suffering various forms of psychological distress. Read more Related Posts:Rohingya five-year-old hadn’t eaten anything…UK church spotlights human traffickingGodmothers for LifeGuam’s Archbishop Byrnes leading by example

Rohingya refugees – Pope appeals for international help Comments 0

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Pope Francis wants the international community to take “decisive measures” to resolve the problems causing hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee Myanmar. He also says it is “imperative” for world governments to immediately provide assistance to help the Bangladeshi government cope with Asia’s worst refugee crisis in decades. Bangladesh has opened its borders Read more

Interfaith dialogue features in Pope’s trip Comments 0

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Interfaith dialogue has been a special feature of Pope Francis’s recent trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. He is striving to have “the wealth of our differences” to be part of the conversations between religions. Read more Related Posts:Myanmar and Vatican sign diplomatic agreementWomen’s key interfaith dialogue rolePope Francis calls for an end to persecution of…A Read more

The Rohingya genocide Comments 0

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis has hit the headlines in recent weeks due to an extraordinary number of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar into Bangladesh. It is estimated that in less than three weeks, up to 400,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar. They are fleeing mass human rights violations and atrocities, including: the burning of villages and crops, using petrol and rocket Read more

Caritas Bangladesh in aid of flood victims Comments 0

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Caritas Bangladesh is launching a series of initiatives to help victims of the devastating floods in Bangladesh. The Catholic charity’s volunteers distributed 4,000 Bangladeshi taka (about 46 euros) and cleaning kit for each person, for at least 1,650 families affected by the emergency. Efforts are concentrated in two districts in the north of the country. Read more

Catholics in Bangladesh: an embattled minority Comments 0

Friday, March 4th, 2016

In Bangladesh, Catholics—who account for just 0.2 percent of the population—have suffered from incidences of violence and persecution. However, the Catholic population continues to grow in the Southern Asian country, where Pope Francis has just established a new diocese. Catholicism came to the region in the 16th century with the arrival of Portuguese sailors. The Read more