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Japan – The president of the country’s Catholic bishops’ conference has spoken out to oppose moves by the government towards increasing the army’s role on the world stage. Following news that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to rework Japan’s 1947 constitution, under which the Japanese people renounced war and the post-World War II army…

Thailand – As severe flooding continues to affect areas across the country, the Catholic bishops of Thailand have increased funds made available through the Church’s emergency relief office.According to reports in the country, since the onset of heavy rains in July, 28 provinces of a total of 77 have been adversely affected, with people requiring…

A parish priest in Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim has described as “exasperating” the sixth act of vandalism against his church since the start of the year. Speaking to The Irish Catholic following his discovery of the latest paint attack on St Mary’s Star of the Sea, Fr Anthony Alexander expressed his sadness at the repeated targeting…

Turkey – As the flow of refugees from Syria continues, the Knights of Malta have opened a camp to cater for displaced people in Kilis, just across the border from the conflict-ravaged nation. By way of illustrating the continuing need for aid for Syrian civilians, the Knights revealed that on the first day of the…

Syria – There has been a fresh claim from within the country that the missing Jesuit priest, Fr Paolo Dall’Oglio is still alive. According to BosNewsLife, Christians who are working locally to find the priest who went missing on July 29, insist that he is alive, though no further details were offered by way of…