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January 7, 2017

Pakistani Muslims protect Christians over blasphemy charge
Pakistan: Committee stops a public attempt to call for the burning of Christian houses

Missionary’s anti-drug campaign bears fruit in Hong Kong
Hong Kong: Before, around 30 Tanzanian drug traffickers were apprehended at the airport each year but in 2016 there were only three

Rohingya flock to Bangladesh to escape violence
Bangladesh: Stories of atrocities perpetrated by Myanmar security forces are common, including arbitrary arrests, killings and rape

Slain governor’s son in trouble for Christmas message
Pakistan: Shaan Taseer receives death threats from Pakistan hardliners for criticizing blasphemy law

Manila braces for Black Nazarene ‘invasion’
Philippines: Up to 18 million devotees expected to attend this year’s celebrations

Church offers support for Kerala’s transgender people
India: Priests, nuns act to combat discrimination, exploitation of the community

Defining the mission of Pontianak Archdiocese
Indonesia: Archbishop Agustinus Agusis looking to give local church clear guidance and purpose

Top Indonesian Muslim council bah humbugs festive season
Indonesia: Widespread criticism meets edict banning wearing of Christmas-themed clothing

Victory for Indian women?
India: Looking at challenges Hindu, Muslim and Christian women face in India

What will 2017 hold for Pakistani Catholics?
Pakistan: Fingers are crossed that pope will visit, country gets a new cardinal

Sunday Gospel reflection with Fr. Bill Grimm
On Epiphany, we thank God for the gift of Jesus Christ, a gift given to all of us throughout the world, throughout time. Like the wise astrologers, we respond by bringing our gifts to the Lord: our ways of praying, our ways of singing, our ways of thinking, our ways of acting.

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