Posts Tagged ‘Myanmar’

Catholic church flourishing beyond expectations in Asia Comments 0

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

A new study shows the Catholic church is flourishing beyond expectations in Asia with ordinations well in excess of international averages. As an example, although there are only 750,000 Catholics in Myanmar, the Church in the Southeast Asian country ordained 83 new priests last year. At the same time, only 19 new priests were ordained Read more

Human rights report finds women trafficked into sexual slavery Comments 0

Monday, March 25th, 2019

A new Human Rights Watch report says young Burmese women are being trafficked to China as ‘brides’ then locked in rooms and raped until they become pregnant. Read more Related Posts:Bishop says China’s one-child policy leads to…Abortion lobby group complains to Human Rights CommissionLiberal prostitution laws make Switzerland trafficking hubManus refugee nominated for human rights Read more

Volunteers from Auckland helping refugees in Thailand Comments 0

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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LOGOS, the Marist Youth Development agency in Auckland, on November 20 farewelled Tayla Fa’aofo prior to her departure to work at the Marist Asia Foundation in Ranong, Thailand. Tayla will be helping people from Myanmar who have come to Thailand either as refugees escaping conflict and living in refugee camps or as migrants seeking work. The farewell Read more

Top post goes to Myanmar’s cardinal Comments 0

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Myamnar’s Cardinal Charles Bo has been elected as the new president of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC). The federation’s purpose is to foster among its members solidarity and co-responsibility for the welfare of Church and society in Asia. Read more Related Posts:International Federation of Catholic Universities…Cardinal Bo calls out Myanmar’s military for brutalityBishop Read more

Bishop says China’s one-child policy leads to trafficking Comments 0

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

China’s one-child policy is leading to human trafficking, says Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar. Speaking at the current synod on youth taking place in Rome, Bo says during synod he was reflecting on the situation for young people in Myanmar. He says the position young people in Europe are in is “quite different” from young Read more

Eight priests, nuns and teachers expelled from Myanmar Comments 0

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Eight priests, nuns and teachers have been expelled from Myanmar’s northern Shan state. China-backed ethnic minority Wa State Army have ordered them to leave the Wa Hills, which border China. They were only allowed to take what they could carry. Read more Related Posts:Christians forced to pledge they will pray only at homeCardinal Bo calls Read more

Christians forced to pledge they will pray only at home Comments 0

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Ethnic-minority Wa and Lahu Christians near Myanmar’s border with China have been detained and ordered by a China-backed militia group to pledge that they would pray only in their homes and not in churches. Rev. Lazarus, general secretary of the Lahu Baptist Convention in Kyaing Tong, eastern Shan State, said that about 100 Wa Christians were Read more

Stateless Thai cave survivors may get citizenship Comments 0

Monday, July 16th, 2018
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Thailand’s Interior Ministry and the Children and Youth Department have, on Thursday, promised to find a way to bestow citizenship on three stateless people rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand. Coach Ekkapol Chantawong and two of the boys, Pornchai Kamluang and Adul Sam-on, will be receiving legal assistance in the nationality verification process. However, on Friday Read more

Myanmar threat to Christian leaders over rebels Comments 0

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

The commander in chief of the Burmese troops of the north has ordered Christian religious leaders to stop communications with the rebels of the Kachin Independence Army or risk penal consequences. Read more Related Posts:Jerusalem’s Church of Holy Sepulchre closed in…Shoot female rebels in genitals says DuterteChristian Union banned from Oxford Uni fairMyanmar’s human trafficking Read more

70-year-old heads off to work with refugees in Thailand Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018
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70-year-old Brother Denis O’Brien was farewelled from Ōtaki last weekend. He has been there only for a short time but now he is off on a mission to Thailand. He is planning to stay in Thailand for two years and then he will come back to New Zealand. O’Brien celebrates his 50th Jubilee of Marist Religious Read more