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Pope Francis prays for 176 victims of Iran plane crash Watch

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Pope Francis has offered his prayers for the souls of the 176 passengers of a Ukrainian International Airlines flight, who died when the ... continue reading


Soleimani air strike could mean new danger for Iraqi Christians Watch

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Christian communities in the Middle East are likely to suffer renewed persecution amid the instability following recent U.S. airstrikes, ... continue reading



Here's what's next in the conflict between the U.S. and Iran Watch

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The United States has accepted responsibility for a drone strike which killed a top Iranian general and several of his aides and allies. ... continue reading


War looms in Middle East as Iran plays expert game of brinkmanship Watch

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Iran continues to play an expert game of brinkmanship with the United States, but an error could prove catastrophic.  LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


Cathedral in Iraq's largest Christian town to be rebuilt in 2020 Watch

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The Great Al-Tahira Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Bakhdida remains charred black inside, five years after the Islamic State plundered ... continue reading


Pope Francis prays for Iraqi people after 45 killed in protests Watch

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Pope Francis said Sunday that he was grieved to hear of the deadly violence against protesters in Iraq and expressed his closeness to the ... continue reading



Experts say they have PROOF of Noah's ark in 3D scans of legendary site Watch

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A team of experts say they have 3D images of Noah's Ark and will release the pictures in an upcoming documentary about the Ark.  LOS ... continue reading


United Arab Emirates pledges to help rebuild Catholic churches in Mosul Watch

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The United Arab Emirates is partnering with UNESCO to rebuild two Catholic churches in Mosul that were destroyed in 2014 by the Islamic ... continue reading


Bishops in Middle East urge prayer for northern Syria Watch

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Bishops in Syria and Iraq have called for worldwide prayer as fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces further destabilizes northern ... continue reading


Moroccan king pardons woman who procured abortion, those who participated Watch

Image of Dr. Mohammed Jamal Belkeziz leaves the prison in Sale Oct 16 2019. He was pardoned after being sentenced to two years imprisonment for performing an abortion.

Morocco's king pardoned Wednesday a journalist, her fiance, and the medical team who last month were found guilty of procuring and ... continue reading


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