Mystery Hong Kong woman gives Irish church 100,000 euros

St John's church in southwest Ireland. Photo: SMP

You could call it manna from heaven, a parish priest in Ireland got the shock of his life last week when a mystery woman from Hong Kong appeared on the doorstep of his church and handed him a €100,000 (HK$1 million) donation.

Sunday, 14 April, 2013, 6:02am 4 comments

Church developers remain unbowed by government rules

An artist's impression of the Hopewell Centre II in Wan Chai, which is expected to be completed by 2018.

In their ruthless pursuit of property development, some of our churches rival our developers. This is done with minimal consultation with neighbours and with the full connivance of government departments. It's all part of the government's outsourcing of social welfare services to religious bodies.

4 Mar 2013 - 3:27am 4 comments

Irish PM sorry for suffering of 'fallen women' at church-run laundries

Maureen Sullivan is one of those who worked in a Magdalene laundry. Photo: Reuters

More than 10,000 women were sent to the Magdalene laundries between 1922 and 1996 where they worked for no pay while the religious orders ran the laundries as commercial bodies.

7 Feb 2013 - 4:17am

Attackers kill 15 at Nigerian church

Displaced Nigerian women and children from Bagad village in Riyom following recent attacks on Christians. In the lastest attack, gunmen stormed a church service and killed 15. Photo: EPA

Attackers have stormed a church service in an area of Nigeria’s volatile northeast and killed 15 people in the latest such violence targeting Christians in recent days, an official said on Monday.

1 Jan 2013 - 3:39pm

What the local media says

Technology to protect data will be installed in ATMs in February.

Sunday, Apple DailyThieves in final bid to steal bank card data

22 Dec 2012 - 2:37am