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Aug 26, 2016 - 12:02 am .- An archdiocese in southeastern Uganda aims to eliminate domestic violence.
Aug 11, 2016 - 10:08 pm .- The war-torn Cathedral of Homs sits in the heart of western Syria.
Aug 11, 2016 - 07:08 pm .- Bishop Charles Hammawa heads the Diocese of Jalingo, located in the eastern part of the Nigeria's so-called “Middle Belt.” The population of 2.3 million is about equally divided between Muslims and Christians, 450,000 of whom are Catholic, with 10 percent of the people belonging to traditional religions.
Aug 11, 2016 - 01:48 pm .- In the midst of an intense humanitarian crisis gripping his country, a South Sudanese bishop has called for collaboration between local political leadership and the international community in obtaining peace.
Aug 11, 2016 - 06:01 am .- As rebel factions continue to fight Syria's Assad government for control of Aleppo, Syria's largest city, Christians in the metropolis are praying and fasting for peace to come to their homes.
Aug 8, 2016 - 03:02 pm .- Fr. Roni Salim Momika, one of three priests ordained in an Erbil refugee camp Friday, said the event has turned the dreary mood of displaced Christians into one of joy, which he hopes will give them the strength to stay in their homeland.
Aug 7, 2016 - 03:02 am .- In an orphanage near the capital city of Lilongwe, Malawi, children are reaping the fruits of the Year of Mercy.  
Aug 3, 2016 - 12:45 am .- Grassroots movements, local communities, and faith-based organizations – especially the Catholic Church – have an important role to play in building peace and preventing conflict in Africa, said a Holy See representative.
Aug 2, 2016 - 06:04 am .- In 2013, Leia Isanhart met a little boy in Nairobi with intellectual disabilities. Because he was not very mobile, his mother had to carry him around.
Jul 22, 2016 - 04:54 pm .- In Zimbabwe, there are protests against the government and officials’ harsh treatment of a Christian pastor whose video about his frustration went viral on the internet. Now, Christian leaders in the country have called for an end to harassment of clergy and for a just response to other grievances.
Jul 20, 2016 - 12:03 am .- Amid Malawi’s booming industry in mineral extraction, the country’s Catholic bishops and NGO partners hope corporations will help the wider community benefit.
Jul 19, 2016 - 12:08 am .- For Christians in Egypt, the possibility of martyrdom is not a remote one.
Jul 12, 2016 - 02:49 pm .- Heavy fighting in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, prompted Church leaders in the country to issue a statement this week condemning the violence and asking for prayers.  
Jun 25, 2016 - 10:56 am .- Working toward full communion is a project of love, humility and peace, Pope Francis told Armenian Orthodox leaders gathered at an ecumenical meeting on Saturday.
Jun 22, 2016 - 12:54 am .- After the sorrow of an April massacre in southeastern Nigeria, a Catholic bishop said the killers of dozens of people must still be forgiven.
Jun 21, 2016 - 02:57 pm .- For children growing up in Aleppo, Syria, life is anything but easy. In a city devastated civil war, bombings are common and death is never far away.
Jun 21, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Reconciliation and work for the common good, not assumptions of perpetual doom, are necessary to overcome the problems facing South Sudan, the country’s bishops have said.
Jun 17, 2016 - 12:08 am .- Despite the war raging around them, Syriac Orthodox Christians in Aleppo have decided to provide food to poor Muslim families throughout the Islamic month of Ramadan.
Jun 16, 2016 - 12:33 pm .- A teenage Christian girl in Pakistan was reportedly killed by her own brother this week in a so-called “honor killing” over her plans to marry.
Jun 12, 2016 - 04:52 pm .- Nigeria is a ticking time bomb, with violence and discrimination threatening to tear the country apart and spread its existing refugee crisis throughout the region, a new report claims.

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