Easter in Asia

Holy Week: The love of Christ close to the sorrows of the world
An Easter meditation from the midst of the suffering of AIDS patients, women dying in Calcutta’s Shanti Dan, the earthquake victims of Haiti. In all suffering there is always someone who comforts, like Mary, who anointed Jesus' feet and first saw the risen Lord.
Ancient chant reminds Filipinos of the example of Christ on the Cross
During Holy Week, the elderly, young, poor and prisoners recite the Pabasa every morning, an old traditional chant composed in the seventeenth century by Spanish missionaries to teach the stories of the Passion of Jesus to the natives. Fr. Fernando Caprio: This song helps us remember that Christ shines in all the circumstances of our lives
Holy Week in Jerusalem, difficulties for Palestinian Christians
The government has closed borders with the West Bank. Young people banned from Temple Mount. Christians can only enter the city with permission. Travel from Gaza almost impossible. Bishop Twal: Jesus came into Jerusalem without escort, without soldiers and without walls of separation. The concern of the pope.
Retreats, pilgrimages and collections to prepare for Easter
The faithful of the dioceses involved in prayer, retreats and pilgrimages to commemorate the Holy Cross and prepare themselves for Easter. Helping the poor, with donations of money. The stories of individual dioceses.
Pope: Palm Sunday, Jesus is the king who brings heaven’s peace to earth
Benedict XVI invites the young people of World Youth Day to follow Jesus and discover "the heights" of humanity, accepting the gift of communion with Him and with the Church, without "conceit", bringing His peace to the world. A call to make pilgrimages to the Holy Land. At the Angelus a mandate to young people and a prayer for Jerusalem and the continuing Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
Songs, dances and Gospel stories bring Easter to life for orphans and elderly of Malolos
The initiative takes place during Lent and will involve before Easter, 79 patients of the disciples of Emmaus Home of Apostolate in Malolos. Organizers of the event the Augustinian nuns of Our Lady of Consolation and a group of students from the diocese of Bulacan. Sister Easter Aunan "Like us patients need to live the experience of hope embodied in the Passover.
The testimony of lay Thais in formation of catechumens
3 April in Bangkok more than 100 people will make the profession of faith and embrace Catholicism. In a familiar model that is increasingly individualistic, the Catholic communities become a place of sharing and support.