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Sep 18, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- After nearly 10 years of war, the Syrian people have now been hit with a “poverty bomb” amid the coronavirus pandemic, a Vatican diplomat said this week.
Sep 10, 2020 - 11:41 am .- Archbishop Valerian Okeke of Onitsha on Tuesday blessed and handed over a house he helped build and furnish for Adaoma Aniwetalu, a physically challenged girl in his local Church.
Sep 4, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Two religious sisters in Mozambique are still unaccounted for three weeks after militants linked to the Islamic State seized control of the port city of Mocimboa da Praia.
Aug 26, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- The Maronite Catholic Patriarch of Antioch has said an international court may need to examine the circumstances that led to a massive explosion in Beirut on August 4. 
Aug 21, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Iraqi prime minister has encouraged Christians to come home—but  Catholic leaders and aid agencies say without stability and economic support, one of the world’s oldest Christian communities could become “a museum Church.”
Aug 20, 2020 - 10:45 am .- The Vatican’s representative in Zimbabwe met a senior government official Wednesday amid tensions following a pastoral letter issued by the country’s bishops.
Aug 20, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The military coup in Mali is “a big failure for our democracy,” the president of the country’s Catholic bishops’ conference said Wednesday. 
Aug 20, 2020 - 05:00 am .- The bishops’ conferences of Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi thanked Pope Francis last week for his gift of 300,000 euros to help vulnerable populations in the three South African countries.
Aug 19, 2020 - 11:10 am .- Militants with the Islamic State West Africa Province attacked the town of Kukawa in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, abducting hundreds of people.
Aug 18, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Lebanon’s Maronite patriarch issued a memorandum Monday outlining a vision for the restoration of the country’s neutral status as the “Switzerland of the East.”
Aug 17, 2020 - 04:35 am .- The Pope’s representative in Zimbabwe has expressed solidarity with a Catholic archbishop after he was harshly criticized by a government official.
Aug 14, 2020 - 11:00 am .- An advocacy group for Christians and other religious minorities living in the Middle East has praised an agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Aug 14, 2020 - 10:31 am .- After a damaged ship leaked more than 1,000 tons of oil off the coast of Mauritius, the Bishop of Port-Louis is worried about the consequences for local fishing villages who depend on the dying sea life in the island’s coral reefs.
Aug 10, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Lebanon’s Maronite Catholic patriarch called for the resignation of the entire Lebanese government Sunday, following the devastating explosion in Beirut last week.
Aug 8, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- Following an explosion that killed more than 150 people in Beirut, international Catholic groups have responded by providing health services and necessities to the victims.
Aug 7, 2020 - 12:47 am .- International Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has announced an emergency 250,000 euro food aid package for victims of the massive August 4 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
Aug 5, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- Researchers based at the University of Toronto announced Monday that Bishop Benoît Alowonou of Kpalimé was among six targets of spyware in Togo last year. The country's bishops have supported political reform and denounced the government's injustice.
Aug 5, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A Lebanese cardinal has called on charities around the world to help Beirut's families “heal their wounds and restore their homes.”
Aug 4, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- A Maronite priest from Lebanon has expressed concern that the country may face food shortages in the wake of Tuesday’s explosion at Beirut’s port.
Aug 1, 2020 - 02:46 pm .- In countries throughout Western Africa, the most common religions are Islam and Catholicism. Both of these religions reject the use of artificial means of birth control, such as condoms or birth control pills.

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