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South Korea announces new measures to counter population decline (AsiaNews)

Births in the nation of 51 million fell from 1 million in 1970 to under 327,000 in 2018.

Cardinal-designate discusses fruits of 'human fraternity' document (Zenit)

Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar signed the Document on Human Fraternity in Abu Dhabi in February.

Pope donates funds from auctioned Lamborghini to rebuild Haitian seminary, school (Haiti Libre)

A catastrophic earthquake devastated the Caribbean nation of 10.8 million (map) in 2010.

Holy Land: Catholic spokesman weighs in on Israeli election deadlock (AsiaNews)

In the recent Israeli election, neither of the two major political parties was able to win a majority of seats in the legislature.

Never forget the horrors of martial law, Philippine bishops urge (UCANews)

“At least 70,000 people [were] arrested, 34,000 tortured, and 3,240 others killed” after President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in 1972, according tot he report.

Leading Nigerian prelate urges government to protect citizens from attacks (Daily Post (Lagos))

“We are just interested in living our lives peacefully without any fear of being kidnapped for ransom or being driven from our homeland,” said Archbishop Augustine Akubeze, president of the bishop’s conference.

Citing abortion concerns, Canadian bishops review their relief and development agency's partnerships (CNS)

“Development and Peace is being criticized by a handful of Canadian bishops who suspect the organization might be supporting partners that do not conform with the Church’s moral values, especially regarding women’s sexuality and abortion,” according to the report.

Priest accused of 'forced conversion' in Jharkhand released on bail (AsiaNews)

The eastern Indian state (map) is 68% Hindu, 15% Muslim, and 4% Christian, with 13% adhering to indigenous Sarnaism and other religions.

Blood of St. Januarius liquefies on feast day (CNA)

See our liturgical calendar for information about the saint and the liquefying of his blood on his feast day.

New Luxembourg cardinal spent more than 2 decades in Japan (CNS)

Born in Luxembourg, Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich, 61, entered the Jesuit order in 1981 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1990. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of Luxembourg in 2011.