An exhibit of historic maps detailing Vietnam's maritime sovereignty of waters off their coast, recently disputed by China, has been canceled by government authorities.
Anna Ferretti has been married for more than 40 years, and she and her husband are the proud parents of four children. There's only one catch: Her husband is a Catholic priest.
"At first we had to do everything to keep our love secret," said Ferretti, who lives in Naples. "But it was impossible to hide such strong feelings, and we decided to make our relationship public."
Ferretti met her husband, Natale Mele, when she was a student and he was a priest running youth programs in the city's archdiocese.
In 2009, Sr. Mai Thanh of Our Lady welcomed a practical suggestion from the France-based Fraternité Chrétienne Vietnam Cambodge Laos that has made a difference in how people in Ho Chi Minh City receive health care.
The nonprofit, which also provides scholarships for young doctors from northern Vietnam to further their studies in France, proposed that she look for a local partner to help set up a charity clinic.
We say: Yes, the rich are growing richer, but the concentration of wealth is more extreme than most imagine. This is sparking a new look at poverty.
Global Sisters Report: The conflict in South Sudan may not yet be over, and women have been leaders in grass-roots demonstrations to end the conflict.
Non-Christian religions account for only about 5 percent of the U.S. population, according to Pew Research Center's recent study on religious diversity.
The remainder of the U.S. population is made up of Christians and the "religiously unaffiliated," whom the center defined as "those who say they are atheists, agnostics or nothing in particular."
Global Faith: This was not a trip to Jerusalem or Rome, but to Cuba. Our band of 23 were not tourists or service volunteers but pilgrims.
Global Sisters Report: I can't get the simple yet profound image of Pope Francis praying at the wall in Bethlehem out of my head.
In Vietnam, about 14 percent of the population is part of about 50 ethnic minorities, whose standard of living lags seriously behind that of the majority.
Informed observers are speculating that the pope might add another destination to his first Asian trip -- one that would mark the voyage as truly historic.