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Middle East - Africa News
Apr 16, 2019 - 02:58 pm .- The number of Christians in Aleppo, Syria, fell dramatically during the civil war, from 180,000 before the war to 32,000 today.
Apr 9, 2019 - 12:37 am .- The story of Cyprien and Daphrose Rugumba is a story of atheism and devout faith, of a strained marriage and a love that overcomes obstacles, of a powerful conversion that was able to change an entire life.
Apr 8, 2019 - 10:01 pm .- Archbishop Petros Mouche heads the Syriac-Catholic Archdiocese of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, which was captured by ISIS in the summer of 2014.
Apr 8, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- During a visit to Homs last week, the superior general of the Society of Jesus said that he would be happy to open a cause of beatification for Fr. Frans van der Lugt, who was killed in the Syrian city five years ago.
Apr 8, 2019 - 02:30 pm .- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday that he will declare Israeli sovereignty over existing settlements in the West Bank if he is reelected prime minister.
Apr 7, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- After a fire killed three young girls at a Catholic girls boarding school in South Sudan last month, the local Catholic diocese and state government have announced that they plan to repay the two families of the girls with 93 cows, a customary form of bereavement compensation in the country.
Apr 1, 2019 - 10:29 am .- A court in Cairo sentenced Saturday 30 men to between 10 years and life imprisonment. They were charged with planning to bomb a church in Alexandria, an attack which was not carried out.
Mar 31, 2019 - 09:11 am .- Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat Sunday, calling upon the Moroccan people to “let the culture of mercy grow.”
Mar 30, 2019 - 12:46 pm .- Immigrants are an important part of the Church and she is aware of the ways they have and are suffering, Pope Francis said to a group of African migrants Saturday.
Mar 30, 2019 - 10:49 am .- During his first meeting in Rabat Saturday, Pope Francis underlined the importance of religious liberty and its connection to the dignity and rights owed to every person, regardless of their religion.
Mar 25, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- Brother Peter Tabichi, OFM, who teaches science in Kenya, was recognized with the 2019 Global Teacher Prize.
Mar 19, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- Bishops in Malawi, Mozambique, and elsewhere in Africa are calling for prayers and humanitarian aid following deadly floods and tropical cyclones that have left dozens dead and have displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
Mar 19, 2019 - 01:51 pm .- After a recent gathering, the Catholic bishops of Nigeria called on local residents and officials to promote the common good by fostering respect for the human person.
Mar 19, 2019 - 11:00 am .- The author of a newly translated book has spoken of the “extraordinary” willingness of the Coptic Martyrs to “bear witness to the Christian faith” as they were kidnapped and beheaded at the hands of ISIS in Libya in 2015.
Mar 11, 2019 - 10:00 pm .- Despite last month’s peace agreement between the Central African Republic government and rebel factions, the country’s citizens, especially children, continue to face violence and famine.
Mar 11, 2019 - 11:56 am .- Pope Francis is offering prayers for the 157 people killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash Sunday, which include a priest, a religious sister, and four staff members with Catholic Relief Services.
Mar 5, 2019 - 05:32 pm .- A bishop in the Philippines is speaking out against the death penalty of a Filipino woman who has been condemned to death in Saudi Arabia.
Mar 3, 2019 - 05:11 pm .- A peace agreement between the South Sudanese government and opposition leaders is bound to fail, because root problems have not been addressed, warned Catholic bishops in the country.
Feb 26, 2019 - 03:05 pm .- Nigeria is in the midst of counting votes cast in a contentious general election, and Catholic bishops are urging the nation’s leaders to conduct a credible and transparent vote, while at the same time the bishops closely observe the election process.
Feb 22, 2019 - 03:21 pm .- Pope Francis offered his condolences Thursday to those affected by a mudslide at a gold mine in Liberia earlier this month which has killed at least seven and trapped another 40.