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May 27, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Burundi have denounced the country’s recent general elections, and alleged irregularities in the voting process earlier this month.
May 23, 2020 - 02:04 pm .- The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is reopening this weekend, after being closed in late March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
May 18, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Christians in Nigeria faced escalating persecution and a mounting death toll in the first four months of 2020, a new report has said.
May 15, 2020 - 07:10 am .- The number of people in need of help with basic necessities in Iraq, already in the millions, is expected to rise greatly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Catholic priest working in the country.
May 14, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- As schools in Chad remain closed due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions, teachers from the Jesuit Refugee Service are conveying safety measures to prevent the spread of the virus in local communities.
May 14, 2020 - 01:19 pm .- This week’s interreligious day of prayer is the first major worldwide initiative of a committee created by the United Arab Emirates following Pope Francis’ trip to Abu Dhabi in 2019.
May 14, 2020 - 01:05 pm .- A Kenyan bishop said testing potential coronavirus vaccines on his countrymen could disrespect human dignity, and amount to a breach of the country’s constitution, especially if Kenyans are not fully informed of the risks involved in testing new drugs.
May 13, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Members of Congress are calling on the president to take early action to fight swarms of locusts in East Africa, where millions face a potential food crisis.
May 3, 2020 - 06:01 am .- At a one-room house outside Nairobi, a 23-year-old girl with disabilities claps her hands and throws herself at Sr. Rose Catherine Wakibiru, who has been visiting girls with disability at their homes since the Kenyan government closed schools last month over coronavirus.
May 2, 2020 - 04:30 pm .- A man claiming to have killed the murdered Nigerian seminarian Michael Nnadi has given an interview in which he says he executed the aspiring priest because he would not stop announcing the Christian faith in captivity.
May 1, 2020 - 12:09 pm .- The Turkish foreign ministry on Wednesday rejected Turkey's inclusion in a report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, charging that the report comes from a “biased mindset”.
Apr 30, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The Syrian civil war has led to one of the largest refugee crises of modern times, and presented unique problems for Syria’s ancient Christian communities.
Apr 24, 2020 - 11:31 am .- The bishops of Togo called for peace and respect for the rights of citizens after the violent arrest of an opposition leader from his home on Tuesday.
Apr 22, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- For Iraqi Christian and Yazidi communities still recovering from the trauma and destruction wreaked by the Islamic State, the coronavirus poses significant risks, NGOs have said in a joint statement. 
Apr 20, 2020 - 10:40 am .- The cathedral of the Archdiocese of Cape Town, South Africa, was vandalized on Saturday and the tabernacle desecrated.
Apr 17, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- A Catholic priest in Kenya has been charged with “negligently spreading an infectious disease” after authorities allege he did not comply with quarantine regulations after he traveled to the country from Italy. 
Apr 6, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Unable to lead the traditional Palm Sunday procession through Jerusalem, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa blessed the city with a relic of the True Cross on April 5.
Mar 31, 2020 - 10:28 am .- Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo of Burkina Faso has tested positive for the coronavirus, his archdiocese announced Tuesday. He is the second cardinal known to have tested positive for the virus, which is now a global pandemic.
Mar 30, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- The Church of the Holy Sepulchre will remain closed until further notice. It is the first time in nearly 700 years that the holy site has closed for an extended period due to disease. 
Mar 27, 2020 - 11:19 am .- Four men working in Iraq for the French humanitarian organization SOS Chrétiens d'Orient who went missing in Baghdad in January have been released by their kidnappers, the French president announced Thursday.

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