On September 20th, Saint Anthony’s parish celebrated the liturgical feast of Saint Andrew Kim. Macau and Saint Anthony’s parish, in particular, played a significant role in the formation of the saint as he received his theological education in the region. Saint Andrew Kim is an excellent example for Catholic youth who are expected in Seoul in August 2027 for the 38th World Youth Day, as the Asian continent once again comes under the spotlight of the Catholic world.
The divide between North Korea and South Korea has been one of economic, social and political disparity. While there are some positive signs toward the bridging of this separation, continued prayers for the same are the need of the hour.
Even in the midst of their own struggles with natural disasters, the Catholic communities of Bangladesh continue to extend a helping hand to those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Through prayer, donations, and solidarity campaigns, these communities are repaying the international aid they have received in the past. Meanwhile, in South Korea, Caritas is mobilizing for an emergency fund to support the earthquake victims, and the Catholic bishops are advocating for the abolition of the death penalty.