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Vatican releases itinerary for papal trip to Egypt

Francis will speak at the al-Azhar University during his visit to Egypt on April 28-29 Pope Francis will meet with the leader of one of the world’s leading Sunni Muslim institutions, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church and representatives of the Catholic Church on a two-day trip to Cairo. The Pope is scheduled to

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Arsonists attempt to set fire to cathedral in Nepal’s capital

‘The local Christian community is now living under threat,’ says priest Arsonists attempted to set fire to Assumption Cathedral, the first public Catholic worship place in Hindu-majority Nepal. Ucanews.com reported that Fr Ignatius Rai, pastor of the cathedral parish, said the incident occurred around 3am, April 18, when “unknown persons” broke into the church premises.

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Death toll rises following Egypt church bombings on Palm Sunday

ISIS claims responsibility for the latest attacks on the country’s Christian minority that have left at least 43 people dead and more than 100 injured Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100 in an assault

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How an Anglican explained where Catholic parishes are going wrong

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An email from an Anglican gave me pause for thought About six years ago I wrote an article entitled, Why do Catholics become Anglicans?. It recently drew this response from a Canadian reader, sent by email, which I think is interesting, and which I pass on with permission: “I have recently come across your story

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Pope Francis sending bishop to Medjugorje

Vatican says Bishop Henryk Hoser will not be deciding on the merits of reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary Pope Francis is sending a bishop to a Medjugorje, Bosnia, shrine to gain “deeper knowledge” of the pastoral needs of millions of Catholics drawn there by reports of apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Vatican spokesman Greg

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First beheaded, now targeted for their organs, Christian persecution intensifying – Why are Christians the target of organ harvesting?

Human rights groups are speaking out against China’s use of the forced organ harvesting of religious minorities in prison, many of whom are Christians. Canadian attorneys David Matas and David Kilgour recently reported there have been between 60,000 and 100,0000 organ transplants in China, many of which were the result of forced harvesting performed on

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Three Christians flogged in Iran for drinking the Blood of Christ

Three Christians have been sentenced to eighty lashes in Iran for the sin of taking the Holy Sacrament of Communion. The men are Muslim converts to Christianity. They also face more serious charges Three Iranian men face 80 lashes in public. A Sharia court has sentenced Yaser Mosibzadeh, Saheb Fadayee and Mohammed Reza Omidi to

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Cardinal Nichols visits Gaza’s Christians

‘Their numbers are small, but their faith is strong,’ the cardinal said Cardinal Vincent Nichols visited the Gaza Strip on Sunday to offer support to the territory’s tiny Christian minority. The Archbishop of Westminster praised Gaza’s Christians, whose numbers have dwindled during a decade of Hamas rule and an Israeli-Egyptian blockade. “There has always been

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