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Chinese bishop who suffered years of forced labor dies at 98

Chinese bishop who suffered years of forced labor dies at 98

Bishop Emeritus Joseph Zhu Baoyu of Nanyang. PHOTO FROM ASIANEWS By Courtney Mares Catholic News Agency May 27, 2020 A Chinese underground bishop who was sentenced to 10 years of forced labor in the 1980s for bringing Catholics on pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of...

Former Jesuit Superior General dies in Tokyo at 84

Former Jesuit Superior General dies in Tokyo at 84

Jesuit Fr. Adolfo Nicolás served as director of the East Asian Pastoral Institute in Manila from 1978 until 1984. PHOTO FROM THE JESUITS By Catholic News Agency May 20, 2020 JAPAN— Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, the 30th superior general of the Society of Jesus, died Wednesday...

Church in South Korea growing, slowly

Church in South Korea growing, slowly

The number of Catholics in South Korea increased by less than 50,000 in 2019, continuing a trend of slowing growth after a peak following the 2014 apostolic visit by Pope Francis to the country.

Indonesian pioneer priest dies at 91

Indonesian pioneer priest dies at 91

Diocesan Father Gregorius Utomo, who pioneered the Lenten Development Action (APP) movement and was a main driving force behind World Food Day celebrations within the Catholic Church in Indonesia, has died at the age of 91.