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Despite deadly attacks, Pope Francis will still go to Egypt

The Vatican confirmed Monday that Pope Francis’ trip to Egypt at the end of the month will go on as planned, despite terrorist attacks which killed more than 43 people during Palm Sunday celebrations in the country. The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, told journalists April 10 that “the Pope’s trip










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Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly London attack

After four people died in an apparent terrorist attack in London yesterday, Pope Francis has voiced his sorrow and solidarity for the victims and their families, entrusting them and the nation to God’s mercy. “Deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and of the injuries caused by the attack in central London, His










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Prayers go out amid confusion, chaos following London attack

Church and government leaders offered prayers in the aftermath of an attack in London on Wednesday afternoon. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the incident in Westminster this afternoon,” read a post on Twitter from the news page of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. “We pray tonight for










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Militants kill two Christians in Egypt’s Sinai

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The murders come days after an ISIS video vowed to increase attacks on minority groups Egyptian security officials say suspected militants have killed two Christians in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, days after an ISIS affiliate group vowed to step up a wave of attacks on Christians. The officials said Saad Hana, 65, was










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Pakistani court clears 155 people of burning Christian homes

Dozens of houses belonging to Christian residents were torched in Lahore in 2013 A defence lawyer in Lahore, Pakistan, says a court has acquitted all 155 of his clients who were accused of torching homes in a Christian neighbourhood. Ghulam Murtaza said yesterday that anti-terrorism court judge Chaudhry Azam acquitted his clients due to a










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Islamic State takes responsibility for MONSTROUS ATTACK on 600 innocent people celebrating New Year

A gunman opened fire on an Istanbul nightclub holding 600 innocent people early New Year’s day. One-hundred-and-eighty bullets rained out of the gunman’s AK-47 in just under seven minutes. Thirty-nine people were murdered, and 70 others were injured. The gunman escaped during the chaotic uproar, causing Turkish police to launch one of their biggest manhunts










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‘People of good will must fight’ – Pope Francis sends urgent telegram to Archbishop of Berlin following tragic terrorist attack at Christmas market

Hundreds gathered at a Berlin Christmas market when a large black diesel truck plowed through the crowded street, killing twelve and injuring several more. Authorities reported the truck, which was towing a trailer, jumped a sidewalk at roughly 8 p.m. Witnesses immediately called police and reported one person, believed to be the driver, fled the










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12 killed as Islamist gunmen target Christians in Kenya shooting

Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels claimed responsibility for the attack on the Bishaaro Guest House Islamic extremist gunmen from neighbouring Somalia killed 12 people in an attack on non-Muslims in Kenya’s northern Mandera County, an official said on Tuesday. Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels claimed responsibility for the early-morning attack on the Bishaaro Guest House, saying its fighters targeted Christians,










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