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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (AP)

The Philippines is the only Asia-Pacific country where the rate of teen pregnancies rose over the last two decades

A Rohingya man describes the recent  onslaught against his people in Burma (AP)

Like many countries, Burma has been ravaged by sectarian hatred. But at an inter-religious meeting, I saw a flicker of hope

How far to compromise? The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing (AP)

Rome’s dangerous gamble in China

Historic talks between Vatican and Beijing could unify the Church in China but critics say a deal with an atheist government would ‘betray Christ’

More than 1,000 Burmese Catholics fled to China before the bombing took place (CNS)

Church bombed as tensions between state military and ethnic groups in northern Burma escalate

The flag-draped coffin of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos is seen atop a military hearse in Manila (CNS)

Protesters were angered that former President Ferdinand Marcos was was buried in a heroes’ cemetery

Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as 'Ahok' (AP)

The Islamic Defenders Front is demanding the arrest of Jakarta’s Christian governor

Indonesians shout slogans as they call for unity at a rally on November 19 (AP)

The rally called for unity after the city’s popular Christian governor was named a suspect in a blasphemy investigation

Hundreds of thousands of people attend a rally in Seoul on November 12 (AP)

At least 10 dioceses have called for the president’s resignation

Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung ordains priests at a gymnasium in Seoul (AP)

The Vatican wants the Korean Church to evangelise the rest of Asia. That could be only the beginning

Cardinal Zen (AP)

If the Church in China accept state-appointed bishops, it would damage the Church and confuse the faithful