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Nigerian bishop calls on global community to fight Boko Haram

May 23, 2014 - 07:25 am .- One day after bombings in his city killed nearly 120, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, has called on the international community to take tangible steps in helping to defeat a radical Islamist group.

Children to receive First Communion at papal Mass in Jordan

May 21, 2014 - 02:26 pm .- Some 1400 boys and girls from Jordan will receive First Communion during the Mass Pope Francis will celebrate on the first day of his trip to the Holy Land at the Amman International Stadium.

Under pressure to convert, Zanzibar Christians concerned for future

May 21, 2014 - 02:17 am .- Members of the small Christian minority on the Tanzanian islands of Zanzibar are suffering intimidation and now fear that their children will be coerced to convert to Islam, one resident said.

Seminarians in the Holy Land anticipate Pope's visit

May 21, 2014 - 12:07 am .- As the Holy Land prepares for the visit of Pope Francis, Catholic seminarians are praying for the visit's success and preparing with great anticipation to assist in a papal Mass.

Catholic religious in South Sudan plead for peace

May 20, 2014 - 12:16 pm .- The Catholic religious congregations of South Sudan have urged their countrymen to reject violence, calling on the country’s leaders to honor the terms of a recent peace agreement.

Appeal for solidarity marks Jordan’s role in Middle East dialogue

May 17, 2014 - 06:02 am .- An appeal issued jointly Wednesday by Vatican and Jordanian officials marks the nations’ friendship and common commitment to foster peace and dialogue in the Middle East.

Death sentence for Christian in Sudan draws global criticism

May 16, 2014 - 05:30 pm .- A pregnant woman who was raised as a Christian has been sentenced to execution by a Sudanese court that contends she has apostatized from Islam, drawing worldwide condemnation.

Christians and Muslims united in Nigeria, says bishop

May 14, 2014 - 01:30 pm .- Boko Haram’s April kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls has brought Nigerians, as well as people across the world, into solidarity with each other across religious divides, one of the country’s bishops has said.

Central African bishop recounts Holy Week kidnapping

May 13, 2014 - 04:18 pm .- A Central African bishop who was abducted on Holy Wednesday by Seleka rebels, and was on his way to be executed, has called the incident “a great misfortune.”

Nigerian cardinal urges action to free kidnapped girls

May 7, 2014 - 10:45 am .- Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja has called for “concrete action” to save the hundreds of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, saying his country is “ashamed” by the failure to find them.

Rhode Island military chaplain introduces Boston Marathon to Afghanistan

May 3, 2014 - 09:08 am .- A year ago, Father Lukasz Willenberg could never have imagined that this year, despite racing under a most unique set of conditions in one of the most inhospitable areas of the world, he would manage to top his finishing time in last year’s Boston Marathon.

Argentine nun heads to Syria after Pope's call to peripheries

Apr 30, 2014 - 04:19 am .- A religious sister from Argentina, who has been serving for four years in the Gaza Strip, is preparing to go to the Syrian city of Aleppo, in response to Pope Francis’ call to aid those who are “forgotten.”

Health workers in West Africa respond to Ebola outbreak

Apr 10, 2014 - 05:39 pm .- Health care workers are joining forces with Catholic charities and local communities in response to a deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

Migrants in Holy Land look forward to papal visit

Apr 10, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Migrant workers in the Holy Land are eagerly awaiting Pope Francis' pilgrimage to Palestine, Israel and Jordan next month, and are praying for its success.

Priest murdered in Syria witnessed to Christ's love

Apr 7, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- A priest of the Society of Jesus who refused to leave his flock in the Syrian city of Homs was murdered by an unknown gunman Monday morning.

Twenty years after genocide, Church helps Rwanda heal

Apr 7, 2014 - 11:45 am .- Boniface Hakizimana lives in a rural area of Southern Rwanda. He lives peacefully with the widow next door, Viviane N'Habimana. They help each other and support each other when difficulties arise.

Holy Land bishops urge Christian-Muslim unity against extremism

Apr 5, 2014 - 04:07 pm .- The Holy Land’s bishops have said that Christians and Muslims need to unite against extremism, stressing that people of all beliefs are at risk.

UN registers Lebanon's millionth Syrian refugee

Apr 4, 2014 - 04:02 am .- The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon registered with the United Nations has now passed 1 million, as the organization’s refugee agency stresses the urgent need to fund humanitarian aid.

Jerusalem Patriarch condemns monastery vandalism

Apr 3, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem has lamented the recent anti-Christian vandalism of a Catholic monastery and shrine near Jerusalem as “madness.”

Nigerian Catholics risk violence, lives to attend Mass

Mar 23, 2014 - 06:01 am .- Catholics in a northern Nigerian city are risking their lives to attend Sunday Mass, as their community has fallen prey to violence from radical extremists.

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