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Pope Benedict offers special prayers for Angola

Apr 18, 2007

In greetings at the end of today's general audience, the Pope made particular mention of Angola, remarking how 400 years... Read more

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Archbishop reconsiders, attends Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem

Apr 17, 2007

Archbishop Antonio Franco, the Papal Nuncio to Israel, reversed his earlier decision and attended a Holocaust memorial service on Sunday,... Read more

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U.S. bishops express solidarity with Zimbabwean people

Apr 17, 2007

The U.S. bishops have issued a letter lending their support to the bishops of Zimbabwe, who are leading the Zimbabwean... Read more

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Pius XII saved thousands of Jews, “black legend” spread by the Soviets

Apr 16, 2007

Italian historian and professor Gian Maria Van of the Sapienza University of Rome said the “black legend,” which claims that... Read more

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Bishops lead Zimbabwe prayer meetings, renew calls for change

Apr 16, 2007

Catholics in Zimbabwe, supported by Archbishop Pius Ncube and other prelates, have helped to organize two prayer meetings this past... Read more

Archbishop Antonio Franco

Vatican rep to Jerusalem refuses to attend Holocaust commemoration due to misrepresentation of Pope

Apr 12, 2007

The Apostolic Nuncio to Jerusalem and Palestine, Archbishop Antonio Franco, has announced that he will not attend the annual ceremony... Read more

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Investigation continues in case of Ghanaian Catholic Priest Killed In Kenya

Apr 10, 2007

Investigations continue into the case of Fr. Martin Addai, 46, who was shot on March 10, while driving from the... Read more

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UK Church in solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe

Apr 10, 2007

The Catholic bishops of England and Wales’s have expressed support for the people of Zimbabwe and have said the church... Read more

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The Church must bring hope to Zimbabwe, Archbishop Ncube says

Apr 3, 2007

Shortly after receiving an aid package for his country’s starving children, the Archbishop of Bulawayo, Pius Ncube, praised the work... Read more

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Alter 14 centuries without a place of worship, construction of first Catholic Church in Qatar underway

Apr 2, 2007

After fourteen centuries without a place of worship, the Catholic Church in Qatar, a majority Muslim country, will soon have... Read more

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Easter will strengthen hope of Iraqi Christians, Baghdad Bishop says

Apr 2, 2007

Speaking recently to the Religious Information Service of Italy (SIR), Bishop Shlemon Warduni, Auxiliary Chaldean Bishop of Baghdad (Babylon), expressed... Read more

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Bishops in Zimbabwe call for new constitution to end crisis

Apr 2, 2007

The Catholic bishops of Zimbabwe issued a pastoral letter on Palm Sunday, calling for a new constitution that will help... Read more

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Murder of Iraqi sisters stokes fear of Christians, archbishop says

Mar 30, 2007

Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, has described how the murder of two elderly Catholic sisters has shocked... Read more

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Elderly nuns attacked, killed in their home in Iraq

Mar 28, 2007

Two octogenarian Chaldean Catholic religious sisters are being mourned after being attacked in their home in the Iraqi city of... Read more

Archbishop Pius Ncube

Archbishop calls on Zimbabweans to protest Mugabe govt.

Mar 23, 2007

Archbishop Pius Ncube of Bulawayo says he is ready to lead a national campaign of peaceful resistance to force President... Read more

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“Zimbabwe needs your prayers more than ever,” African priest tells ACN

Mar 21, 2007

Father Joaquín Alliende, the international ecclesiastical assistant of Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), is asking all... Read more

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Catholic bishop urges South Africa to take political action to ease situation in Zimbabwe

Mar 21, 2007

The top Catholic archbishop of Zimbabwe is calling on South Africa to impose political pressures on President Robert Mugabe’s government,... Read more

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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