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Indian chaplain in Holy Land lauds woman’s bravery

Feb 20, 2014 - 10:01 pm .- An Indian-born caregiver in Israel who rushed into a burning apartment building in a heroic attempt to save her sick employer is now at hospital battling for her own life.

Nigeria archbishop laments failure to stop Boko Haram

Feb 20, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Amid continuing attacks in Nigeria attributed to the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, one of the country's leading bishops has grieved the inability of government authorities to stop the violence.

Filmmakers draw attention to plight of Middle East Christians

Feb 19, 2014 - 04:35 pm .- Christians in the West must take seriously their duty to support those suffering in the Middle East, the birthplace of Christianity, said a team of filmmakers working on a documentary about the subject. 

Starvation, disease threaten South Sudan

Feb 19, 2014 - 02:07 am .- Violence in South Sudan has put people in parts of the Diocese of Malakal at risk of starvation, as well as illnesses from a lack of clean water, a local priest has warned.

New Pakistan archbishop emphasizes social harmony between religions

Feb 17, 2014 - 03:56 pm .- The new Archbishop of Lahore, Pakistan, has asked people to pray that he has “courage and faith,” stressing the need for justice and respect between religions.

Archbishop warns of genocide in Central African Republic

Feb 14, 2014 - 04:02 am .- A Central African bishop has reported signs of genocide in the growing conflict there, urging an effective security response and warning against the “evil” desire to kill and destroy.

Tanzanian bishop sees hope, despite growth of extremism

Feb 8, 2014 - 03:31 pm .- A bishop of a north-central diocese in Tanzania has expressed concern over the growth of radical Islamist violence in the country from foreign sources, while maintaining religious dialogue and hope for the Church.

Bishops say South Sudan faces decisive moment after conflict

Feb 2, 2014 - 06:03 am .- The Catholic bishops of Sudan and South Sudan have said South Sudan is at a turning point, urging repentance and reconciliation after an outbreak of violence killed hundreds of people.

Bishops urge end to confiscation of land in Palestine

Jan 30, 2014 - 05:17 pm .- The U.S. bishops' international justice and peace representative has called on the state department to pressure the Israeli government to cease its efforts to confiscate Palestinian land in the West Bank.

Dozens killed in attacks on Nigeria's Christian villages

Jan 30, 2014 - 04:07 pm .- At least 99 people were reportedly left dead after attacks on two Christian villages in northeast Nigeria this week, suspected to have been carried out by Islamic extremist militants.

Syrian patriarch: aid needed to calm Christian flight

Jan 29, 2014 - 06:47 pm .- Syria’s leading Catholic bishop has said that humanitarian aid should be increased in and near Syria to help contain Christians’ flight from the war-torn region.

International bishops call Gaza Christians a 'people of hope'

Jan 23, 2014 - 02:07 am .- A group of bishops from around the world who visited the Gaza Strip this month has praised the “courageous” Christian communities continuing to live and work in the “seemingly hopeless situation” there.

Syrian patriarch calls for prayer as peace talks begin

Jan 22, 2014 - 12:01 pm .- The Patriarch of Antioch has called for prayers “in every home in Syria” and around the world for a successful international peace conference in Switzerland beginning today, Jan. 22.

Holy Land Christians prepare for Church unity week

Jan 21, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Christians of varying Churches and ecclesial communities in Palestine and Israel will gather for ecumenical prayer services at the churches of various communities.

Egyptian bishop backs newly drafted constitution

Jan 18, 2014 - 04:05 pm .- A Catholic Coptic bishop has said he “very strongly” encourages Christians to accept Egypt's draft constitution for Egypt, voted on this week, citing the autonomy it grants to Christians, Muslims and Jews.

Amid violence, South Sudan Catholics outline steps to peace

Jan 10, 2014 - 12:01 am .- Voicing “anguish and dismay” at the deteriorating situation in South Sudan, a Catholic bishop shared his diocese’s ten proposals to help stabilize the country after the outbreak of violence in mid-December.

Conflict puts Central African refugees in 'horrendous' situation

Jan 9, 2014 - 02:01 am .- As the refugee situation in the Central African Republic continues to worsen, Catholic Relief Services says it is working to help displaced persons and to encourage a peaceful resolution to the violence.

Islamism in Nigeria places Africa 'at risk', bishop says

Jan 8, 2014 - 04:41 pm .- Christians in Nigeria face violence and persecution in their homeland as militant group Boko Haram uses inequality and instability in the country to advance its ideology, a bishop has warned.

Lebanese bishop appeals for Christian Syrian refugees

Jan 7, 2014 - 02:14 pm .- Christian refugees from Syria living in Lebanon need the support of their Western counterparts, according to an Eastern Catholic bishop who is himself a native of Syria.

South Sudanese Christians call for end to violence

Jan 4, 2014 - 03:57 pm .- Christian leaders in South Sudan have responded to new violence with a call for peace and reconciliation, urging their countrymen to reject efforts to sow division along ethnic lines.  

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