World Day of Prayerfor the Church in China

Korean Catholics call on pope to appoint a cardinal who is "a friend of the poor"
The faithful hope Francis will appoint a new Korean cardinal. In a petition to the pope, they call on him to choose a pastor who "can become a friend of the poor and marginalised," a "leader for difficult times".
Faisalabad , Christians and Muslims march for peace and economic development of the country
Strengthening of foreign policy, structural reforms and improving education . These are some of demands of participants in the solidarity march 2014, organized by Aman Ittehad activists. Thousands of people marched across Pakistan , expressing solidarity with the victims of fundamentalist violence .
Vietnamese Catholics attacked while carrying Christmas gifts to orphans
Attack took place in Kontum, where a group of volunteers were blocked by police and forced to turn back. One of the assaulted, tortured by the head of the local Communist Party, ended up in hospital with multiple internal injuries.