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Jan 17, 2018 - 12:14 am .- The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo held a memorial Mass Friday for protesters killed last month while demonstrating against the presidency of Joseph Kabila.
Jan 15, 2018 - 06:09 pm .- A bomb fell in the bedroom of the Maronite Archbishop of Damascus last week. He was spared death, he says, only because of a providential trip to the lavatory.
Jan 13, 2018 - 04:02 pm .- A Coptic child lights a candle at a church in Cairo. Credit: Christopher Rose via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).
Jan 11, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Bishop Matthew Kukah has decried “cries of shrill Islamization across the land,” enabled by government corruption, according to a Jan. 8 report from the Catholic News Service of Nigeria.
Jan 11, 2018 - 03:15 pm .- During a two day police operation, six women religious who were captured in Nigeria's Edo state two months ago were released unharmed on Saturday, generating much joy from the Christian community.
Jan 10, 2018 - 11:34 am .- When Iraqi residents fled their homes during the Islamic State invasion, they left behind their houses, neighbors, and day-to-day lives.
Jan 9, 2018 - 01:42 pm .- A cholera outbreak in the southern African country of Zambia centered on the capital Lusaka has led to an indefinite cancellation of some school openings and church services.
Jan 4, 2018 - 02:37 pm .- A Catholic cardinal in the Democratic Republic of Congo has strongly condemned security forces’ attacks on protesters amid deadly political tensions in the country.
Jan 3, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- A Nigerian archbishop has urged authorities to intensify their investigation of six nuns who remain missing after being kidnapped in November.
Jan 3, 2018 - 12:08 am .- Eight people were killed and more than 120 were arrested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during church-organized protests held Sunday calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down.
Jan 2, 2018 - 04:08 pm .- Ongoing protests in Iran could be a sign of hope for repressed religious minorities, if protesters demand that conscience rights be respected, said an Iranian-born journalist who converted to Catholicism in 2016.
Dec 14, 2017 - 04:11 pm .- An arson attack on the church complex at the site of Christ’s multiplication of loaves and fish on the Sea of Galilee has resulted in prison time for the perpetrator.
Dec 8, 2017 - 03:49 pm .- Every day, thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are forced to flee their homes.
Dec 7, 2017 - 11:34 am .- Christians leaders in Jerusalem have voiced fear over the repercussionss of America's recognition of the city as Israel's capital, asking that international law be respected in the interest of maintaining peace.
Dec 6, 2017 - 11:23 am .- The Church’s intellectual and moral truth is the key to a peaceful, free, and developing nation, Nigerian bishops have said at a conference attended by the country's political and spiritual leaders.
Nov 30, 2017 - 10:33 am .- Following the recent restoration of the Holy Sepulchre, archaeologists have confirmed the construction dates of the structure surrounding what is believed to be the tomb of Jesus.
Nov 28, 2017 - 08:00 pm .- The first cardinal to be officially invited to visit Saudi Arabia, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch, has begun a strategic call for religious tolerance among the Saudi Arabian royal family.
Nov 28, 2017 - 02:00 pm .- Catholic bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo have requested that President Joseph Kabila affirm that he will not claim a third term of presidency at the conclusion of his constitutionally-limited  two terms in power.
Nov 27, 2017 - 07:00 pm .- The Catholic bishops of South Sudan urged Catholics to join Pope Francis in a prayer for peace in the newest African country, which has been entrenched in a three yearslong civil war.
Nov 24, 2017 - 11:25 am .- Terrorists attacked a mosque on Egypt's Sinai peninsula during Friday prayers, killing 235 people. The incident was condemned by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the US bishops' conference.
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