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DRC security forces accused of killings in more than 130 Church attacks

Army and police in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) stand accused of killing at least four people and injuring several others in attacks on more than 130 c...

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Life asserts itself again in Aleppo

A larger group of Christian university students form a real family in the shadows of war The city district Sahbat Al-Jadida in the weste...

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On Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, a ten-year-old girl dares to dream again

Ten-year old Helda Khalid Jacob Hindi, a fifth-grader, is not at a loss for words. She is passionate about her life, her future and that of her loved ones. Helda and...

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Pisiga: helping migrants on the Bolivia-Chile border

During his forthcoming visit to Chile Pope Francis will be visiting Iquique, a coastal city in the north of the country which hosts a large number of economic mi...

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Pope Francis visits Chile: A messenger of peace for society as a whole

For the second time in its history, Chile is preparing for a papal visit. The Chile that the Holy Father will soon be visiting is radica...

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Philippines: He discovers his cathedral ransacked

Philippines, Island of Mindanao, Islamic city of Marawi. Last year, the 400.000 people Muslim capital of the country was overtaken by djihadists claiming to be the l...

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Bosnia – Cardinal Puljic speaks about the creeping threat to the existence of Catholics in the country

Christmas is „a time of pardon, a time for the healing of wounds“, he tells ACN The Balkan state of Bosnia and Herzegovina has long sinc...

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Ukraine: “The most important mission of the church is to bring God to the people”

Many people in Ukraine are destitute, especially older people and families. The armed conflict taking place in the eastern part of the country also continues to...

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Uganda: Many pilgrims make the long journey on foot - A new place of particular grace comes into being

“Don’t go there, they worship the devil there,” the people warned Bishop Francis Aquirinius Kibira. The region located in the southwestern part of Uganda at th...

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Gesture of reconciliation by young Muslims towards Christians in northern Iraq

In Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, in the North, the Christmas bells rang out again this year for the first time in four years. During the preceding years this...

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