The Ukraine War Echoes in Ancient Samarkand
By Dan Storyev
An unusual diaspora -- Indian medical students evacuated from Ukraine last year -- has found community in a small Catholic church in Samarkand.
Church: Talks on Sri Lankan Blasts Require Government Credibility
By Krishan Francis
Bombings on Easter Sunday 2019 killed 269 people. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Sri Lanka wants a transparent investigation before talks with the government.
China Could Get a Lot More Than We Think from a Deal with the Vatican
By Gabriel Alvarado and Greg Levesque
A possible deal between the Holy See and Beijing could have wide-ranging consequences.
Is Taiwan About to Lose Another Diplomatic Ally?
By Shannon Tiezzi
What to make of recent reports that the Vatican has made a breakthrough in relations with Beijing?
North Korea Snubs Pope Francis
By Kelwin Choi
Pope Francis' offer for North Korean citizens to attend a peace and reconciliation mass was turned down.
With One Eye Closed: Illegal Orphanages in Rural China
The state appreciates the crucial gap unregistered orphanages fill– until something goes wrong.
Philippine Street Artist Jailed for Offending Church
Carlos Celdran has been sentenced to prison for 13 months for his pro-contraception activism.