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January 23, 2024

Vatican News - January 23, 2024

Pope Francis met on Monday with East Timorese president Jose Manuel Ramos-Horta in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace.

June 23, 2023

UCA News - June 23, 2023

Church officials in Timor-Leste have dismissed a media report on the abusive treatment of students and substandard food in a seminary as false, terming it an attempt to tarnish the imag

March 23, 2023

UCA News - March 23, 2023

A senior Vatican official in Timor-Leste has lauded the government's commitment to providing annual financial assistance to the Catholic Church, calling it a long-term investment in peo

February 3, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - February 3, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – It was 128 years ago when Catholicism entered Papua in Skuru, Fak-Fak.

November 4, 2022

UCA News - November 4, 2022

Siktus Harson – After years of prayerful waiting, Catholics in Indonesia's Papua finally have what they want – a bishop from their own ranks.

September 29, 2022

UCA News - September 29, 2022

Katharina Reny Lestari – Sacred Heart Archbishop Petrus Canisius Mandagi of Merauke in Indonesia's South Papua province says he has personally invited Pope Francis to visit his archdioc

September 21, 2022

UCA News - September 21, 2022

Ryan Dagur – The Vatican has opened a new embassy in Timor-Leste capital Dili in an effort to strengthen ties with the Catholic-majority tiny Southeast Asian nation.

September 6, 2022

UCA News - September 6, 2022

Thousands of people in Timor-Leste lined the streets of the capital Dili to welcome the Catholic-majority nation's first on Sept. 5.

August 29, 2022

UCA News - August 29, 2022

The people of Timor-Leste rejoiced at the inauguration of Salesian Cardinal Dom Virgilio do Carmo da Silva, the first cardinal for the tiny Catholic-majority country.

August 11, 2022

UCA News - August 11, 2022

Ryan Dagur – Timor-Leste's Baucau Diocese has apologized for the controversial decision by a local parish to impose a heavy fee for issuing baptismal certificates.

August 8, 2022

UCA News - August 8, 2022

Katharina Reny Lestari – A newly installed archbishop has vowed to prioritize education, healthcare and peace in Indonesia's Christian-majority Papua region which suffers from illiterac

July 20, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - July 20, 2022

Waropen, Jubi – Chair of the Synod of the Kingmi Church (GKI) in Papua Rev. Tilas Mom said the church was the last line of defense to unite Indigenous Papuans (OAP) in Papua.

July 6, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - July 6, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Interfaith leaders in Papua gathered to discuss the "Challenges and the Role of Religions in the Struggle to Build Peace in Papua" in Jayapura City on Tuesday, July 5,

June 17, 2022

UCA News - June 17, 2022

Thousands of Timor-Leste Catholics lined the streets of capital Dili to observe the feast of Corpus Christi in a solemn procession of the Blessed Sacrament.

June 15, 2022

Eureka Street - June 15, 2022

Pat Walsh – Pope Francis recently announced that on 27 August 2022 he would make the archbishop of Dili, Dom Virgilio do Carmo da Costa, a cardinal.

June 2, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - June 2, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi TV – Coordinator of the Papua Peace Network (JDP) Pastor John Bunai says that reconciliation is an option for a Papuan recovery movement.

May 30, 2022

UCA News - May 30, 2022

Ryan Dagur – Timor-Leste is celebrating the appointment of Archbishop Dom Virgilio do Carmo da Silva of Dili as the Catholic-majority country's first-ever cardinal.

May 18, 2022

UCA News - May 18, 2022

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The Timor-Leste government and the bishops' conference have renewed a cooperation agreement that extends a concordat stipulation between the Catholic majority coun

April 28, 2022

UCA News - April 28, 2022

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Timor-Leste president-elect Jose Ramos-Horta said he would work closely with the Catholic Church and acknowledged the important role of various parties, including

March 15, 2022

UCA News - March 15, 2022

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Timor-Leste is mourning the death of a Portuguese Jesuit priest who served in the country for more than four decades and was credited with helping people in need d

March 3, 2022

UCA News - March 3, 2022

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Pope Francis' planned visit to Catholic-majority Timor-Leste has been confirmed for this year, according to a senior official in the Catholic-majority nation's apo

November 22, 2021

UCA News - November 22, 2021

Siktus HarsonSiktus Harson, Jakarta – The people of Papua have become disenchanted over a lack of action among Catholic leaders amid the hardships they are facing.

August 4, 2021

Coconuts Bali - August 4, 2021

A video showing church leaders in Mimika, Papua burning masks and declaring they do not believe in COVID-19 and its vaccines are making national headlines in Indonesia, but a local offi

July 26, 2021

UCA News - July 26, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Pope Francis hopes to visit Timor-Leste next year, according to a senior official at the Catholic-majority country's apostolic nunciature.

July 4, 2021

UCA News - July 4, 2021

Justin L. Wejak – Archbishop Petrus Canisius Mandagi of Merauke recently requested a papal visit to Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua.

January 13, 2021

Asia Pacific Report - January 13, 2021

Ans K in Merauke, Papua – Mama Elisabeth Ndiwaen, one of the Papuan landowners who has been strongly critical of highlighting oil palm investment in Merauke regency in Papua province ha

June 14, 2017

UCA News - June 14, 2017

All five bishops serving in Indonesia's Papua and West Papua provinces have come under fire from indigenous Papuan Catholics for "staying silent" over alleged social injustices.

May 17, 2017

Radio Vaticana - May 17, 2017

Christian leaders from the Guild of Papuan Churches have rallied against growing radicalism in Indonesia which they claim has penetrated the Christian-majority region.

May 4, 2017

UCA News - May 4, 2017

Benny Mawel, Jayapura – A Catholic bishop in Indonesia's Papua province has criticized a plan by local authorities in Jayapura to build "the world's tallest statue of Jesus," calling the move a was

March 14, 2017

UCA News - March 14, 2017

Thomas Ora, Dili – Timor-Leste's Dili Diocese has declared 2017 as the Year of the Bible to boost people's faith and understanding of the Gospel as the main source of Christian life.

March 7, 2017

UCA News - March 7, 2017

Thomas Ora, Dili – In a sign of how much influence the Catholic Church retains in Timor-Leste all eight presidential candidates together with 5,000 people, joined a prayer rally in Dili to mark the

August 2, 2016

UCA News - August 2, 2016

Benny Mawel, Jayapura – Indonesian Catholic students have called on the government to listen to the grievances of the people of Papua and resolve longstanding conflicts.

July 23, 2016

Jakarta Post - July 23, 2016

Dylan Amirio, Dili, Timor Leste – Timor Leste is probably not on the average list when it comes to destinations for spiritual tourism, or even tourism in general.

May 16, 2016

UCA News - May 16, 2016

Thomas Ora, Dili – The church in Timor-Leste honored long-married couples on Pentecost Sunday with a reminder that strong Christian families are built upon prayer, good communication, fidelity and

March 11, 2016

UCA News - March 11, 2016

Cypri Jehan Paju Dale, Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesian Father John Djonga has continually found himself in trouble with security forces in West Papua.

March 4, 2016

UCA News - March 4, 2016

Benny Mawel, Jayapura, Indonesia – Dozens of young Catholics in West Papua protested in the provincial capital Manokwari March 2, demanding that police stop harassing an activist priest recently qu

February 1, 2016

UCA News - February 1, 2016

Thomas Ora, Timor Leste – Pope Francis has appointed Salesian Father Virgilio do Carmo da Silva, the provincial superior of the Timor-Leste province, as the new bishop of Dili, replacing Bishop Alb

August 14, 2015

Zenet - August 14, 2015

Rome – Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin was given a joyful welcome upon his arrival to East Timor.

August 12, 2015

Tabloid JUBI - August 12, 2015

Jayapura, Jubi – – The church has demanded Papua Police to remove the Jayapura deputy police chief (Wakapolres) be fired over a raid carried out by dozens of officers around the Kingmi Church in Do

July 25, 2015

Jakarta Post - July 25, 2015

Ina Parlina and Nethy Dharma Somba, Jakarta/Jayapura – In an effort to further establish peace after last week's Tolikara incident in Papua, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo hosted religious leaders

March 14, 2015

Fiji Times - March 14, 2015

Siteri Sauvakacolo – Support for the indigenous people of West Papua continues to gather momentum.

December 12, 2014

Jakarta Post - December 12, 2014

Nethy Dharma Somba and Margareth S.

April 14, 2014

Dili Weekly - April 14, 2014

Paulina Quintao – Catholic priests and nuns are refusing to baptise children born of incest, according to Timor-Leste Women's Communication Forum (FOKUPERS) shelter home coordinator Jud

July 3, 2013

Bintang Papua - July 3, 2013

Jayapura – Two vocal church leaders in Papua, Rev Socratez Sofyan Yoman and Dr Beny Giai held a meeting with the Dutch ambassador, Tjeerd de Zwaan, on Tuesday.

February 2, 2012

Jakarta Globe - February 2, 2012

Arientha Primanita – The government has vowed to improve the infrastructure and welfare of the people of Papua, but stopped short of committing to an all-inclusive dialogue to address t

November 14, 2011

Jakarta Post - November 14, 2011

Jakarta – A politician asks the central government to grant Papuan people requests as long as the easternmost island stays within the Republic.

October 22, 2008

Agence France Presse - October 22, 2008

Dili – A move to soften tough abortion laws in mainly Catholic East Timor is stirring opposition from the powerful Church.

October 13, 2008

Deutsche Presse Agentur - October 13, 2008

Dili – The East Timorese ministry of justice is preparing a penal code which would decriminalise many abortions, but with little visible public support and no public debate, civil socie

September 15, 2008

Deutsche Presse Agentur - September 15, 2008

Maliana, East Timor – A few years ago Domingos Pereira and his wife did something dangerous. They quit the East Timorese Catholic Church.

June 22, 2008

The National - June 22, 2008

Jessie Wright, Dili – Buried deep in a neighbourhood of tin-roofed shacks, between a Christian church and an English-language school, sits one of the few mosques in East Timor.