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Pope Francis calls for an end to surging violence in the Holy Land

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Pope Francis made an impassioned appeal Sunday for an end to surging violence in the Holy Land. Speaking after the recitation of the Regina ... continue reading


'Keep Praying': Pope Francis calls for Catholics to pray for our brothers and sisters in Iraq

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Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Catholics worldwide to keep praying for "our sorely tried brothers and sisters" in Iraq. Vatican City (CNA) ... continue reading


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'Despite years of fierce persecution': Pope Francis acknowledges vitality of the Church in Iraq

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Pope Francis on Sunday expressed joy at the vitality of the Church in Iraq despite years of fierce persecution. CNA Staff (CNA) - ... continue reading


Pray for Beirut: Pope Francis sends large donation to aid Lebanon after devastating explosion Watch

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The massive and devastating Beirut explosion on August 4, 2020 injured thousands of people near Beirut's port, killed 137 people and left ... continue reading


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


Church of the Nativity closed over coronavirus fears Watch

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Palestinian's tourism ministry closed Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity on Thursday over coronavirus fears. Foreigners were also banned ... continue reading





Bishops propose Arab World Youth Day for Middle East Catholics Watch

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Bishops from the Middle East have proposed a regional youth gathering similar to World Youth Day for young Catholics from Syria to Somalia. ... continue reading


Kidnapped Nigerian priest has been released

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The Nigerian priest who was abducted by gunmen last week has been freed. Fr. Nicholas Oboh was kidnapped last week in the southwest region ... continue reading


Days before attack, Nigerian bishop warned of poor protection for Christians Watch

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Just days before a suspected Islamist militant attack killed 30 people in Nigeria, a prominent bishop in the country lamented what he saw ... continue reading


Nigerian archbishop: Seminarian's killing shows government's security failure Watch

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Following the death of an 18-year-old seminarian in Nigeria at the hands of his kidnappers, the Archbishop of Lagos urged government ... continue reading


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