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2 militants linked to Philippine church blast shot dead

January 07, 2021 5:00 AM

JAKARTA • Two Indonesian militants linked to a church blast in the Philippines in 2019 have been shot dead by police, the authorities said yesterday, as officers arrested scores of radicals who support the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group.

Manila to ease capacity limits in churches

October 20, 2020 5:00 AM

MANILA • Churches in the Philippine capital Manila will now be allowed to open up to 30 per cent of their capacity for worshippers, Manila Bishop Broderick Pabillo said yesterday.

Seoul city seeks $5 million in damages from church over new Covid-19 outbreak

September 18, 2020 1:57 PM

SEOUL (REUTERS) - The metropolitan government in South Korea's capital Seoul said on Friday (Sept 18) it would seek 4.6 billion won (S$5.3 million) in damages against a church for causing the spread of the coronavirus by disrupting tracing and testing efforts.

Coronavirus: Philippine Catholic church reopens doors to virus-wary flock

July 13, 2020 6:12 PM

MANILA - After being shut for more than three months, the doors of a Catholic church in Molino town, south of the capital Manila, finally reopened on Saturday (July 11) morning.

Prosecutors insist Cardinal Pell conviction 'unimpeachable' at appeal hearing

June 06, 2019 9:14 AM

MELBOURNE (AFP) - Prosecutors insisted the conviction of Australian Cardinal George Pell for child sexual abuse was "unimpeachable" as his appeal against the guilty verdict went into a second day in Melbourne on Thursday (June 6).

Sri Lanka Catholics hold first Sunday mass after Easter attacks

May 12, 2019 3:24 PM

COLOMBO (AFP) - Thousands of Catholics attended mass in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo Sunday (May 12) amid tight security to prevent a repeat of Easter bomb attacks that killed 258 people.

'It was a river of blood': Dashcam footage shows explosion outside Sri Lanka church

April 21, 2019 8:56 PM

The explosion outside Sri Lanka's St Anthony's Church in Colombo was captured on video by a vehicle's dashcam on Sunday morning (April 21).

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