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  1. Ordination of bishops endorsed by Beijing and Vatican given go-ahead

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The ordinations of three bishops endorsed by both Beijing and the Holy See have been agreed to, with Father Francis Lu Shouwang being ordained as bishop of Hubei's Yichang ... The Vatican approved Father Gan's promotion 10 months ago, but the China Catholic Bishops' College- controlled by the state- has delayed giving its formal endorsement. Ucan also said ...

  2. Beijing endorses HK campaign for Confucian holiday

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung in Xian A senior state official in charge of religious affairs yesterday indicated Beijing's first public support for a plan in Hong Kong to make Confucius' birthday a public holiday, saying the long-standing demand by Confucians s ...

  3. No room for faith for all party members

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... there is no room for religion. Zhu Weiqun, a top official in charge of Tibetan affairs, endorsed this view in an article he wrote in the party magazine Seeking Truth. 'If we let party members believe ... conflict between materialism and idealism, which cannot co-exist, no matter when it is applied to any individual and political party,' Zhu said. Since market reforms were launched in the late ...

  4. Pro-Leung polls put Beijing in a corner

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tang's weak popularity ratings could make it difficult for Beijing to go against public opinion by endorsing him openly. 'It will be more difficult for Beijing to give him the full support ... eyebrows, as both men are members of the standing committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the Chinese Communist Party's top advisory body. For the first time, ...

  5. Panel split on how to keep hero's spirit alive

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... the committee should endorse a volunteer association to be set up by the Agency for Volunteer Services. Under this proposal awards would be given to outstanding members. But some members felt a stress ...

  6. Muslim voters look past Islam

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Islamic credentials. Most Indonesian people separate religion from politics. 'I am a Muslim, and I have a strong faith, but I think this is positive. Religion is not supposed to be mixed with politics,' said Dyah Ayu Maharani, 34, a teacher in Surabaya. 'Looking at the wide array of issues that Indonesia needs to tackle, religious issues are not the most important.' Pratu Rakhma ...

  7. The Pope supports me, Arroyo says

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Pontiff also told me clerics should stay out of politics, claims president after Vatican trip President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo yesterday claimed Pope Benedict had endorsed her presidency and policies and said he prefers clergymen to remain apolitical. 'He is very, very encouraging towards our policies,' Mrs Arroyo told the presidential palace-run ...

  8. First family claims divine help

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles Three saints in the family have helped Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo weather political storms, both the president's spouse and brother-in-law claim. Her ... that the two Arroyo nuns had been proposed for beatification. His office should know, he explained, because all would-be saints need to be endorsed by Filipino bishops first. Mr Arroyo's younger ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 12, 2013

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... acknowledge that there are real, and sometimes painful, religious, cultural and political differences among us. But in the face of these challenges, we continue to affirm and act on our determination ... this lends sanction and endorsement not only to the participants, but also to the co-sponsors of the events. We remain committed to free speech in an open society. But what is at stake here ...

  10. Vatican fights naming of new bishop

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Cary Huang

    ... Ambrose Leung and Cary Huang in Beijing Ceremony to go ahead today, despite 'clear message' from Holy See that candidate is not endorsed The Holy See yesterday made a last-ditch ... stating that he had not been endorsed by the Vatican to become a bishop. However, Anthony Liu Bainian, a vice-chairman of the state-sanctioned Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, which ...




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