Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen became a refugee after the fall of Saigon, and found welcome in Australia.
Landslides have cut off access to some remote villages, and aftershocks continue to be felt from two powerful quakes that struck the Japanese island of Kyushu on Friday.
'Together we implore the Almighty above to inspire and strengthen us for the building of peace,' read a joint statement from the Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh communities.
Archbishop Sebastian Francis Shaw of Lahore presided at the May 30 coronation Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in the city of Gujranwala.
The silver- and gold-plated reliquary of St. John XXIII contains a small piece of his skin. The relic of St. John Paul II is a vial of his blood, set in a similar reliquary.
Euthanasia is illegal Down Under. However, there are lobbying efforts to legalize voluntary euthanasia, which its backers characterize as ‘dying with dignity.’
About 40 youth leaders came together in Bangkok for a March 17-18 retreat with the theme ‘Service in Love.’
Sheikh Shakhbut, ruler of Abu Dhabi, granted 11 acres of land on the Corniche, a beachside road in the city, to the Catholic Church as a sign of his patronage to the many Catholics who were committed to the development of the emirates.
Because Feb. 18 is the eve of the Lunar New Year, dispensations have been granted in a number of dioceses this year.
With two Australians on death row over their drug-trafficking convictions, they say jail is the appropriate punishment.