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Nigerian priest abducted by gunmen after Sunday Mass Watch

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Another Catholic priest in Nigeria has been kidnapped by gunmen, according to local media reports. Vatican City, (CNA) - Another Catholic ... continue reading


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Americas

Pope Francis says no to married priests in the Amazon Watch

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Pope Francis has declined a recommendation that married men be allowed to become priests in the Amazon region. The suggestion was made ... continue reading


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Asia Pacific

Chinese campaigns to control Christianity worsened in 2019, watchdog says Watch

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The Chinese government's campaign to develop "religion with Chinese characteristics" has increased persecution of the country's Christians, ... continue reading


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Europe

Ireland's Msgr. Hugh O'Flaherty, a Vatican 'defender of the weak' Watch

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Msgr. Hugh O'Flaherty, an Irish priest who hid Italian Jews from the Nazis and went on to baptize the former head of the Gestapo in Rome, ... continue reading


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Middle East

How Franciscans in Syria are helping kids heal from war trauma Watch

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As a wartime missionary priest in Aleppo, Fr. Firas Lufti witnessed the trauma endured by a generation of Syrian children who have spent ... continue reading


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