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Mar 23, 2017 - 08:01 pm .- Priestly formation isn't a just a job for the rector – it's a responsibility shared between the entire Christian community and seminarians themselves, said a Ghanaian bishop.
Mar 16, 2017 - 03:34 pm .- Amid war, displacement and hunger, South Sudan's day of prayer must lead to true repentance, a leading Catholic bishop has said.
Mar 16, 2017 - 12:04 am .- At a recent meeting, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria gave a bleak summary of the state of their country, lamenting humanitarian crises including violence at the hands of Boko Haram and other extremist groups, poverty, government corruption, and a lack of respect for human rights or dignity.
Mar 15, 2017 - 04:01 pm .- As the Syrian Civil War begins its seventh year, Syrian doctors told members of Congress of the “unspeakable horrors” they have witnessed while serving patients in Aleppo.
Mar 10, 2017 - 12:03 am .- Christians who are criticizing government action against churches are facing pressure from Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services.
Mar 8, 2017 - 01:43 pm .- The Church in Ethiopia is mourning the deaths of four religious sisters who died in a car accident that critically injured three other sisters.
Mar 8, 2017 - 12:04 am .- The call by South Sudan's president for a national day of prayer was met with derision by one of the country's bishops, who called it a “political prayer” and a mockery.
Mar 2, 2017 - 03:27 pm .- A spike in attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt, spurred by a video threat from ISIS, has drawn the prayers and concern of advocates, who are urging global leaders to take notice.
Feb 28, 2017 - 12:02 am .- The bishops of South Sudan issued a call last Thursday for dialogue between the warring factions in the country, and international humanitarian aid to alleviate the famine affecting so many in their nation.
Feb 24, 2017 - 12:20 am .- Nearly three months after the Syrian Army liberated the city of Aleppo from ISIS control, the local population is facing harsh living conditions in a city left in ruins after nearly six years of fighting.
Feb 23, 2017 - 04:00 pm .- After years of darkness, hope has returned to Telekuf-Tesqopa. Located just 17 miles from Mosul, the village is rebuilding after being liberated from ISIS.  
Feb 22, 2017 - 06:09 pm .- In the wake of an attack on a Catholic seminary, the leader of the Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has issued an appeal about “the alarming security situation” in his country.
Feb 10, 2017 - 02:59 am .- The Colombian bishops are asking for prayers after a religious sister from Colombia was kidnapped for the home where she served in Mali.
Feb 10, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Jerusalem Bishop William Shomali, newly appointed to the Latin Patriarchate of Jordan, says that although Christians are a very small minority in Jordan, through the Catholic schools, hospitals and charities their presence is strongly felt in the communities.
Feb 7, 2017 - 12:04 am .- Inspired by Pope Francis’ trip to Central African Republic in 2015, a children’s hospital in the country will receive a substantial donation from the proceeds of a mercy-themed art project.
Feb 1, 2017 - 09:46 pm .- For one Catholic bishop in Nigeria, social media and family life are two keys for evangelization and sharing the values of the Catholic Church.
Jan 26, 2017 - 02:05 pm .- After two weeks of mutinies over pay by Ivory Coast's army and paramilitary, the nation's bishops are calling for open dialogue on unemployment, working conditions, and the cost of living.
Jan 24, 2017 - 12:03 am .- “I don't understand how people can harm each other so much,” sighs security guard Louis Petrus. Petrus recently returned to his hometown for the first time: the Christian city of Qaraqosh, near Mosul, which he had to flee in August 2014, when Islamic State captured the largest Christian city on the Nineveh plain.
Jan 20, 2017 - 06:02 am .- The 50 year-long of occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza by Israel must be at the attention of every Christian and demands resolution, the chair of the Holy Land Coordination said Thursday.

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