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New evidence solves mystery of Sodom and Gomorrah

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Researchers from the University of California at Santa Barbara say they now know what caused the destruction of these biblical ... continue reading


Toilet from over 2 MILLENNIUM AGO found in Jerusalem

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Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered a private toilet that dates to seventh century B.C.E. Due to the era at which the toilet is ... continue reading





Catholic Nuns in Afghanistan ask for prayers Watch

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A group of Catholic nuns in Kabul are safe after the capital city of Afghanistan was taken by the Taliban Aug. 15, the president of a ... continue reading


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


'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




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