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The story of Poland's majestic 'underground salt cathedral'

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A Syrian Monk captured by ISIS relates how he was able to escape from ISIS captivity.

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Historic Statement Affirms the Catholic Church's Teaching on the Gift of Sexuality

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Church unity and truth serve the family, Archbishop Gomez says from synod

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Nuns no longer safe? Robbery turned homicide in Democratic Republic of Congo

A nun in the Democratic Republic of Congo was murdered earlier this week by unknown suspects in an apparent robbery, the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions has reported

Sister Marie Claire Agano, a religious of the Franciscan Congregation of Christ the King, was killed the afternoon of Nov. 29 in her office of the vocational training center at the Mater Dei parish of Bakavu

The pontifical institute’s “World and Mission” magazine wrote that Sister Marie Claire was victim of “an assault with a gun, probably by bandits who wanted to rob her.”

World and Mission noted that the nun joins a list of religious in Africa who have given their lives for the Gospel, such as the elderly religious Olga Rashietti, Lucia Pulici and Bernardetta Boggian. All three were murdered in 2014 in Burundi, after having worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo..

In 1996, Archbishop Christophe Munzihirwa was murdered by Rwandan soldiers in the brutal Congo Wars, which raged over eight years, involved multiple nations and claimed millions of lives.


 









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