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The government of the Order of Malta will elect the successor of the Grand Master in April

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Pope names a Special Envoy for Medjugorje

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Vatican news website focused on Asia turns 10 years old

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The Catholic Church in Asia is relatively young growing very fast. Because of its vast size and population, it may be hard to keep up with that growth. But the website AsiaNews.it makes it easier by offering news for and about the Catholic Church in the region.   

The website was established in 2003 to fill a void. The content is hard to find elsewhere, especially in certain countries like China. That makes the web page vital for the growth of the Church, according to Cardinal George Pell. 

CARD. GEORGE PELL 
Archbishop of Sydney (Australia) 
"I think especially in China there's a void. I think the Red Guards, Mao, the Great Leap Forward destroyed a lot of the traditional beliefs. And many, perhaps in the middle class, in China are looking for something to believe in strongly.” 

The news site publishes in Chinese, as well as English, Italian, and recently, Spanish. News stories focus on the Vatican, but more often than not, on the local Churches, from the Middle East to North Korea.With his nearness to the giant landmass, George Pell has been a witness to the Church's growth through all corners of the continent. 

CARD. GEORGE PELL 
Archbishop of Sydney (Australia) 
"Asia is an immense new world for the Catholic Church. I think China in particular is an enormous mission field. We have the vitality of the Church in South Korea, an enormous vitality of the Church in the Philippines.” 

As the Church continues expanding, AsiaNews.it will keep tracking its path. As it has done for the past ten years, it will continue to explain the situation of Christians and the Church in a continent that is often described as the future of Catholicism. 


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