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Ghanan Priest killed by unknown assailants in Nairobi

Mar 14, 2007

Father Martin Addai, a member of the Missionaries of Africa and a citizen of Ghana, was killed by unknown assailants... Read more

Top Islam expert says internal struggle in Muslim countries will make the difference

Mar 9, 2007

The future of Christians in the Middle East and the creation of a society in which Muslims, Christians, and Jews... Read more

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German cardinal says Holy Land should not become ‘living museum’

Mar 6, 2007

The president of the German Bishops Conference said the Holy Land must not become “a living museum of Christianity.”  Read more

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Pakistani Catholic bishop says Islamic radicals are aiming for him

Feb 28, 2007

Bishop Joseph Coutts, the Bishop of Faisalabad says that he is in the sites of Muslim extremists due to his... Read more

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In preparation for upcoming General Synod, Special Council for Africa meets in Rome

Feb 27, 2007

The Special Council for Africa of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops met in Rome on February 15... Read more

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French Monks to return to Algeria a decade after slaying

Feb 26, 2007

A group of Trappist monks have plans to return to Algeria, following an 11-year absence, to establish a new community.... Read more

Christians in Holy Land must fast, grow in love throughout Lent, says Latin Patriarch

Feb 20, 2007

The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah, said Lent reminds Christians in the Holy Land that military occupation, the limitation... Read more

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Church in Africa ponders future, reflects on past

Feb 19, 2007

The Church in Africa reflected on its last 50 years and pondered where it is headed at a three-day international... Read more

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Bishop says Turkey should promote pluralism and respect for minorities

Feb 15, 2007

“In order to counter nationalist ambitions, Turkey must continue its journey towards a democratic process that will admit of pluralism... Read more

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Lebanese Catholics and Muslims honor slain Hariri, rally against Syria

Feb 15, 2007

Around 300,000 Lebanese gathered in Beirut’s Martyrs Square yesterday to honor Rafik al-Hariri, the former premier who was killed two... Read more

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Archbishop of Paris pays visit to Yad Vashem

Feb 15, 2007

Archbishop André Vingt-Trois of Paris is leading more than 600 French pilgrims, including clergymen, theologians, pilgrimage tour operators and journalists,... Read more

Vatican addresses “serious anti-Christian attack” in Lebanon

Feb 14, 2007

Both Pope Benedict XVI and his Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, have addressed a Tuesday morning bomb attack in... Read more

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Bishops identify national priorities in Congo

Feb 14, 2007

The Catholic bishops of Congo issued a powerful statement at the end of their episcopal meeting, identifying priorities for recently... Read more

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Condoms not the answer for Zambian pandemic, AIDS-fighting nun says

Feb 8, 2007

Preaching chastity and fidelity are “the only way” to tackle an AIDS pandemic sweeping Zambia, according to a nun who... Read more

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Child soldiers still a problem in African nation

Feb 6, 2007

According to a report offered yesterday by the Save the Children humanitarian organization, at least 1,500 child soldiers are still... Read more

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Cardinal Ruini celebrates memorial Mass for murdered priest in Turkey

Feb 5, 2007

The President of the Italian Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrated a memorial Mass in Trabzon, Turkey, today for an Italian... Read more

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Franciscans build homes to help Christians stay in Holy Land

Feb 5, 2007

The Franciscan Custodians of the Holy Land are hoping to stem the exodus of Christians from the Holy Land with... Read more

Sudanese cardinal calls on government to protect human rights

Feb 5, 2007

The Archbishop of Khartoum in the Sudan, Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako, has called on the Sudanese government to defend and... Read more

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2006 World Meeting of Families still having an impact in Africa

Feb 2, 2007

Several African dioceses are organizing congresses in which families that participated in the 5th World Meeting of Families in Valencia... Read more

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Magazine for Christians in Muslim countries launched with U.N. panel discussion

Feb 1, 2007

The publication of an international journal in the United States to support small Christian communities living in predominantly Muslim countries... Read more