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Widow of Palm Sunday martyr says she forgives ISIS attacker

In an interview on Egyptian television, she said: ‘I’m not angry at the one who did this, I am telling him, may God forgive you’ The widow of a man killed during the twin bomb blasts on Palm Sunday in Egypt has said she forgives the terrorist responsible. In an interview broadcast on Egyptian television










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How the upcoming canonization affirms the Fatima apparitions

The canonization of Fatima visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto has been hailed as an exciting moment for the Church, but the rector of the Marian shrine has said that it bears an even greater significance in terms of putting a spotlight on Our Lady’s message. “I think the canonization in a certain way helps 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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ISIS claim deadly attack on police checkpoint at Sinai monastery

One policeman was killed in the shooting near the Egyptian monastery ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai late on Tuesday which authorities said killed one policeman and wounded four. The militants opened fire from an elevated hilltop overlooking the police checkpoint just










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The Catholic Church still cares about Latin

Existing in some form since several hundred years before Christ, the Latin language seems like an unlikely subject to still be generating brand new research, especially among young scholars. Nevertheless, the theme this year of the Vatican’s humanities-themed contest, the Prize of the Pontifical Academies, is all about Latin. And the final winner – awarded










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