Thai Prime Minister calls on Asian leaders to cooperate to prevent other tsunamis.
PIME priest speaks about the PIME relief campaign he is coordinating in Tamil Nadu. A month after the tragedy rebuilding has started.
Tsunami experts: 'Make December 26 an international day of tsunami commemoration".
Government and Ngo provide help only to fisherman but they stay afar from dalits, priest says. Catholic church efforts to overcome survivors "agony".
Bishop of Mannar promoted an aid campaign in an area marked by civil war and prostrated by tsunami. Many hopeless tried to suicide.
The death toll from the tsunamis will be over 155,000. WHO estimates there are more than 500,000 people injured and in need of medical care.
In Tamil Nadu, a Catholic priest is sheltering 300 Hindu tsunami survivors in his church.
Manila declares January 7 a "day of national prayer and mourning".
The disaster has devastated life in the entire nation, children hit hardest. Among Christians and Muslims, there is greater spirit of collaboration and the desire to rebuild.
There is need of food, houses and work to restore the economy of the area, based on tourism. Christians are working as "translators" between foreigners and local people.
Inter-religious solidarity and prayers in churches for tsunami victims.
Three days of reconnaissance in the country's worst-hit areas. Catholics, Buddhists and politicians will pray together for victims, in Colombo tomorrow.
Cor Unum has sent aid and is accepting donations.
Bishops call for prayers for the victims and urge those who were themselves recent victims of typhoons and landslides to help quake survivors.
Indian Church first to respond to the needs of areas hit by tsunami. Statement by Msgr Percival Fernandez, president of Caritas.
Officials are warning the figure will rise steeply
Army declares ceasefire with GAM rebels to facilitate aid and rescue operations.
Bishop of Surat Thani says there are hundreds of bodies on the beach, some even in the trees. Children roam the streets looking for their parents. Food, medicine, clothes and blood needed. The Church is working with the government on relief measures.
Archbishop of Pondicherry: "My diocese is devastated, but we must rebuild the mission. Food, drinking water and shelter are needed.
Fr Piergiacomo Urbani, PIME missionary: "There are thousands of fishermen on the coast: no one is saying anything about these poor souls." The Church launches a relief campaign for them.