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India: Increase in violent attacks against Christian minorities

India has just begun its electoral process, which will take place in seven separate stages between 11 April and 19 May this year. Fears that this, the most populous democracy in the world, might e...

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Easter morning suicide bombings of churches, hotels in Sri Lanka kill 290

IN SRI LANKA, suicide bombers hit three churches and hotels in coordinated, near simultaneous attacks Easter morning that left 290 people dead, while wounding an estimated 500 more....

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Drama at Notre-Dame: watch, pray, do not be discouraged

On Monday 15 April, the first day of Holy Week, the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris was ravaged by a terrible fire. This was a drama which invited us to pray unceasingly, and without bein...

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“The Lord gave me everything, and I want to reciprocate”

The Church is under attack around the world. Internal scandals are damaging her credibility. Numbers of priests and religious are falling in Latin America, as elsewhere. Yet at this very t...

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Their indispensable service

It would be hard to give a clearer illustration of the universal character of the Church than this: two Nigerian religious Sisters from the Poor Clare Missionaries of the Most Blessed Sacrament –...

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Mauritania, support for the life and ministry of 27 religious sisters

The population of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, in northwest Africa, is almost 100% Muslim. The mere 4,000 or so Catholic Christians are exclusively foreigners. And the bishop, priests and relig...

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Miriam, the voice of Aleppo

In Aleppo the number of Christians shrank fivefold during the war. Now the economic crisis and the lack of professional employment opportunities are a source of anguish, especially for the young....

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Iraq longs for better times for his Church and his people

Archbishop Petros Mouche heads the Syriac-Catholic Archdiocese of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, which was captured by ISIS in the summer of 2014. Today, with ISIS ousted from Mosul and the...

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Central African Republic – Bishop denounces “predators” who seek to rob the riches of the country

The Central African Republic is not only the poorest country in the world, but at the same time one of the most dangerous. For five years now an on-going civil war has been ravaging the country, w...

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Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela – “We are simply watching people die”

The heartrending testimony of a Venezuelan doctor which we give below is a reflection of the terrible problems people are still suffering from in this South American country, and of the humanitari...

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