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God will provide strength through persecution, new Filipino bishop says Watch

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A new bishop in the Philippines has called for Catholics to show courage in the face of violence and persecution. Dagupan, Philippines, ... continue reading


Persecuted Catholic Asia Bibi arrives in Canada Watch

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Pakistani Catholic Asia Bibi, who spent most of a decade on death row accused of blasphemy, has arrived in Canada. Canada has granted Bibi ... continue reading


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After Vatican-China deal, Chinese bishop imprisoned for 23 years is not yet released Watch

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The nephew of a Chinese bishop who was arrested 23 years ago has said he does not know where his uncle is incarcerated, or even whether he ... continue reading


Christian pastor in India acquitted of anti-conversion charges Watch

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A Protestant pastor in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has been acquitted of charges held against him under India's state-level ... continue reading


Catholic Relief Services aids cyclone-stricken nothern Mozambique Watch

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Catholic Relief Services is appealing for additional aid after Cyclone Kenneth struck northern Mozambique last week, the second such storm ... continue reading


Public Masses suspended for second week in Sri Lanka Watch

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Following terrorist attacks and ongoing threats to safety, Masses will be suspended in the Archdiocese of Colombo for a second week, ... continue reading





Zimbabwean bishops reportedly approve beatification cause of lay missionary Watch

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The bishops' conference of Zimbabwe approved Wednesday the opening of the cause for canonization of John Bradburne, a lay missionary to the ... continue reading


'Nobody should be persecuted because of their faith'

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Reports of five Christians being arrested on faith-related charges in Nepal this week have sparked international concern and calls for ... continue reading


Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings Watch

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The Islamic State claimed responsibility Tuesday for the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed at least 321 people and left 500 injured. ... continue reading


'Controlled explosion' near St. Anthony's church as Sri Lanka remains on high alert Watch

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Police in Sri Lanka have detonated a suspicious package near St. Anthony's church in Colombo on Easter Monday. Colombo, Sri Lanka, (CNA) - ... continue reading


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