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Suicide ruling reversed by Kenyan court in case of American priest

Aug 2, 2007

A Kenyan court found yesterday that an American priest, whose death was originally ruled to be suicide, was actually murdered,... Read more

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Ambassador to Holy See says nothing can eradicate Christians from Iraq

Jul 26, 2007

The Iraqi ambassador to the Holy See, Albert Edward Ismail Yelda, said this week Christians in the that country “are... Read more

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Taliban grows impatient, kills South Korean hostage

Jul 25, 2007

Taliban militants in Afghanistan who took 23 South Korean Christians hostage, have reportedly killed one of them after losing patience... Read more

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Israeli authorities threaten bookstores with fines over Harry Potter launch

Jul 20, 2007

Israeli authorities are urging local bookstores not to participate in the international launch of the final book in the best-selling... Read more

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Expert says Peres brings hope for inclusion of Fundamental Accord in Israeli laws

Jul 18, 2007

Franciscan priest and expert in Vatican foreign relations, Father David Jaeger, said this week there is new hope that with... Read more

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Militant Bumble Bee replaces Mickey Mouse look-alike on Hamas TV

Jul 17, 2007

Hamas television has created a new cartoon character to replace the Mickey Mouse look-alike, named Farfur, that called for jihad... Read more

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Lawsuit filed against vocal critic of President Robert Mugabe, Archbishop Pius Ncube

Jul 17, 2007

The outspoken critic of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Archbishop Pius Ncube, is being taken to court for allegedly having an... Read more

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Zimbabwean political crisis ‘threatens lives’ says Archbishop

Jul 13, 2007

As talks between Zimbabwe’s ruling party and the opposition resumed in South Africa this week, a leading cleric has warned... Read more

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Iraqi archbishop demands government respect human rights

Jul 10, 2007

Speaking to the Italian news agency SIR, Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk (Iraq) said this week the situation of the... Read more

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Priestly vocations continue to increase in Ugandan war zone

Jul 5, 2007

Despite the war-torn surroundings of nothern Uganda, priestly vocations continue to increase, said Fr. Cosmas Alule in an interview with... Read more

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Archbishop says Britain could invade Zimbabwe

Jul 2, 2007

Britain would be justified to invade Zimbabwe to remove President Robert Mugabe, said Archbishop Pius Ncube, a leading Zimbabwean cleric.... Read more

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First Lady speaks about role of faith-based organizations in Africa

Jun 29, 2007

First Lady Laura Bush promoted the role of faith-based organizations in combating disease in Africa as she launched an anti-malaria... Read more

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Church in Mozambique organizes tithing campaign to overcome financial crisis

Jun 28, 2007

Archbishop Francisco Chimoio of Maputo told the local publication Magazine Independiente this week that the archdiocese has launched a tithing... Read more

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Christians in Iraq continue to flee in face of killings, bombings

Jun 28, 2007

The release of eight kidnapped Christians on Friday was welcomed by Iraq’s Christian community. However, numerous other Christians continue to... Read more

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Vatican announces Synod for Africa in 2009

Jun 28, 2007

According to a press release made public this morning Pope Benedict XVI has called a Second Special Assembly for Africa... Read more

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Thousands of African parishes to get Catholic satellite radio

Jun 26, 2007

In an effort to reduce the digital divide separating the Church in Africa from the rest of the world, two... Read more

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Catholic condemned to death for blasphemy tells of his trauma

Jun 26, 2007

Church and human rights bodies, including the Catholic bishops' National Commission for Justice and Peace and the All Pakistan Minorities... Read more

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British archbishop encourages Christian community in Gaza Strip

Jun 25, 2007

In a letter to Msgr. Manuel Musallam of Holy Family Church in Gaza City, the vice president of the Bishops’... Read more

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Priest says Christians in Iraq are dying out

Jun 21, 2007

The procurator of the Chaldean Patriarchate before the Holy See, Father Philip Najim, warned that the terrorist attacks, kidnappings and... Read more

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Catholic convent desecrated, school ransacked in attacks in Gaza Strip

Jun 20, 2007

A school and convent belonging to the Gaza Strip's tiny Roman Catholic community were ransacked, burned and looted during clashes... Read more