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OUR LADY OF ARABIA: Dignitaries Gather to Mark a Step to Completion.

The site for the new cathedral in Bahrain is moving along in its journey to be the seat of the Church in Northern Arabia. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia at Awali, Bahrain, took a...

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Mozambique – Bishop Lisboa of Pemba calls for calm after the latest terrorist attacks

There is grave concern in the Church in Mozambique, following the recent violent attacks perpetrated by members of a new jihadist group who, since the month of October last year and through to Jun...

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MADAGASCAR : lslamisation on the march

Madagascar is currently going through a grave political crisis, a few months ahead of the presidential elections. Christians have been a majority on the island since the 19th century. Although it...

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The Philippines: “An active defender of the faith”

Another priest fatally shot – four attacks since December In the Philippines, a priest has once more fallen victim to a deadly attack. On 10 June, 43-year-old Richmond Ni...

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo: 12 million war casualties in the battle over natural resources

The priest Father Apollinaire Cibaka Cikongo: “Your country may be hell. But it is still your country. It is not easy to be a priest in the Congo. We draw our strength from God and the faith...

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A picture of helplessness on the Venezuelan frontier

Since the recent controversial presidential elections in Venezuela (in which President Maduro was re-elected in a manner deemed fraudulent by his opponents), the flood of migrants seeking better prosp...

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Wartime in Aleppo: ‘many days were like living in a movie’

Jad Abed is a 10-year-old Syriac Orthodox boy living in Aleppo, Syria. He is in fifth grade. In this interview, he reflects on his life in the city that saw some of the most intense fighting in hi...

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The Good Samaritans of the Valley of the Christians in Syria

Mzeina Hospital is situated in the small town of the same name, one of several that make up the Valley of the Christians (Wadi Al-Nasara in Arabic), a rural region of Syria, close to the fron...

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In Pakistan, God shines a light into Catholic girl’s fearful existence

Dolly Sarwar Bhatti is an 11-years old Catholic girl. She is a fifth-grader in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and her place of birth. In this interview to the pon...

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INDONESIA – after the most recent attacks: “Terrorism will strengthen moderate Islam”

On 13 May this year radical Islam struck once again in Indonesia. There was great anguish and distress following the attacks perpetrated on three Christian churches of d...

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