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Iraqi Catholics call on Arab Muslim countries to condemn terrorism

Fr. Nizar Semann, an Iraqi priest from the region of Mossul, told the Fides News Agency that the time has... Read more

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Holy Land needs new leaders, says patriarch

Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah said new Israeli and Palestinian leaders, bolder religious leaders and an end to suicide bombings are... Read more

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Spanish soldiers in Iraq offer prayers for terrorist victims in Madrid

Hundreds of Spanish soldiers stationed in Iraq attended Mass Sunday and offered prayers for the victims of last week’s terrorist... Read more

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Rebels killed archbishop, says government report

Burundian rebels assassinated Archbishop Michael Courtney Dec. 29 since his car was flying the Vatican flag, states a recent draft... Read more

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Persecuted bishop asks for international help so that Sudanese can decide their own future

One of the symbols of religious persecution in Sudan, Bishop Macram Max Gassis of Obeid, is calling on the international... Read more

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Catholic organization among the most efficient in responding to earthquake survivors in Iran

Despite working in a majority Muslim country, Catholic Charities in Iran has been one of the most efficient organizations in... Read more

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Light increase in number of pilgrims to Bethlehem for Christmas

According to the Fides News Agency in Rome, the number of pilgrims in Bethlehem has increased slightly this Christmas, but... Read more

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'Gospel is not for sale': Ugandan Anglicans on gay ordination

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not for sale. That was the firm and unmoveable response of the Anglican Church... Read more

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Iraqi priest calls for the building of a new nation after capture of Saddam

Speaking with the Catholic news agency Fides, Fr. Nizar Semaan, a renowned priest of the diocese of Nineveh (Iraq), said... Read more

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Iraqi bishop on Saddam’s capture: “Head of the serpent has been crushed”

In an interview given to the Catholic missionary Agency “Asia News,” Iraqi Bishop Rabban al Qas expressed his hope for... Read more

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New Iraqi Patriarch concerned with Muslim fundamentalism

The new top Catholic leader of Iraq,  Emmanuel III Delly, recently elected Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, expressed yesterday... Read more

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Muslim fundamentalists attack Christian community in Iraq

The past week has seen numerous attacks by fundamentalist Muslims on Christians in Mosul in northern Iraq. “Last week a... Read more

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Chaldean priest pleads for political order to keep Iraq from becoming another Palestine

Speaking to the Fides news agency, Father Denka H. Toma, Superior General of the Antonian Order of St. Ormizda of... Read more

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Catholic Nurses In Africa Restate Opposition To Abortion

The Catholic Nurses Guild of Nigeria has vowed to continue to uphold the value of human life and oppose abortion... Read more

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Catholics in Iraq Celebrate 25th Anniversary of John Paul II’s Pontificate

With prayer and thanksgiving the Catholic Church in Iraq celebrated with joy the 25th Anniversary of John Paul II’s pontificate. ... Read more