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{FD} Pope meets NFL Hall of Fame legends, promotes message of peace

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On a special trip to Rome, pro football hall of famers met with Pope Francis in the Vatican Wednesday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} ICE arrests of Iraqi Christians in US cause detainee families to feel betrayed

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Members of the Iraqi Christian community in the U.S. are expressing feelings of betrayal by their adopted country after dozens of members were detained in a deportation sweep. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy church thief swipes parts of saint’s brain

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It would take someone with “profound moral misery” to do what was done on Friday, says the archbishop of Turin: A person posing as a pilgrim entered a basilica east of that city and stole a glass case that contained fragments of St. John Bosco’s brain. Continue reading

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{FD} Vatican talks marriage, communion under Pope Francis

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‘You must have the clear will to not sin in the next opportunity,’ Gerhard Cardinal Muller told Raymond Arroyo Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt fights back after 28 Coptic Christians killed in bus attack

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A team of gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of Cairo Friday, killing at least 28, including children, and wounding 22 other people, Egyptian officials confirmed. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt bus attack: Coptic Christians targeted, at least 28 killed

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A team of gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of Cairo Friday, killing at least 28, including children, and wounding 22 other people, Egyptian officials confirmed. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt attack: Gunfire on bus carrying Coptic Christians kills at least 26

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A team of gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians traveling just south of Cairo Friday, killing at least 26 people, including children, and wounding 25 other people, Egyptian officials confirmed. Continue reading

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{FD} Gunmen fire on bus containing Coptic Christians in Egypt, several reported dead

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Gunmen in Egypt fired on a bus filled with Coptic Christians on Friday, killing and wounding at least 10, the country’s state news agency said. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump commits to securing American pastor’s release from Turkish prison, family lawyer says

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President Trump has committed to ensuring the return of an American pastor wrongfully imprisoned in Turkey, according to the attorney who represents his family. Continue reading

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{FD} Pokemon Go in church is ‘religious hatred,’ judge rules in Russian blogger case

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Playing “Pokemon Go” in church is equivalent to “religious hatred.” Continue reading

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{FD} Christian pastor faces daily torture in Pakistani prison after blasphemy conviction

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The wife of Zafar Bhatti, the Christian pastor in Pakistan who last week was sentenced to life in prison under the country’s controversial blasphemy laws, says her husband is being tortured every day. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia sees protests after Christian governor jailed for blaspheming the Koran

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An Indonesian court has sentenced the minority Christian governor of Jakarta to two years in prison for blaspheming the Quran following a trial that undermined the country’s reputation for practicing a moderate form of Islam. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis leads Cairo Mass as helicopter gunship, armed police watch

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An Apache attack helicopter and scores of armed police have provided tight security for Pope Francis as he led a Mass in Egypt – just weeks after two churches were bombed by militants. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis in Egypt for historic visit to show Christian-Muslim unity for peace

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Pope Francis has arrived in Cairo, Egypt for a historic visit aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front to repudiate violence committed in God’s name.The visit comes after three suicide bombings since December on Coptic churches, including deadly twin Palm Sunday church attacks, killed at least 75 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope warns the powerful in surprise TED talk

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Pope Francis has warned the powerful to act humbly in a new TED talk. Continue reading

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{FD} Christian mom sentenced to hang for ‘insulting Islam’ in Pakistan may face final hearing

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Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five in Pakistan who for seven years has been facing death by hanging for allegedly insulting Islam, could face her final Supreme Court hearing in June, her lawyer has said. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis on Easter: Cling to faith amid wars and hatred

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Pope Francis on Sunday encouraged people to hold fast in their “fearful hearts” to faith despite all the wars, sickness and hatred in the world, acknowledging on Easter Sunday that many wonder where God is amid so much evil and suffering. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands fill the Vatican as pope celebrates Easter Sunday

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Tens of thousands of faithful are braving heavy security checks for a place in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican as Pope Francis celebrates Easter Sunday Mass. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan military: Officials foil ‘major terrorist attack’ on Easter Sunday

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Pakistan’s military said on Saturday that security forces foiled a “major terrorist attack” on Christians after killing a militant and detaining his associate in the eastern city of Lahore. Continue reading

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{FD} Christianity’s prospects of surviving in its birthplace are grim

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Prospects of Christianity surviving in its birthplace, the Middle East, appear as grim this Holy Week as they have at any time in the last two millennia. Continue reading

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{FD} Middle Eastern Christians forced to become nomads

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As incidents of persecution increase in the Middle East and Africa, many of the faith are forced to leave their home. Continue reading

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{FD} Christian teacher in Germany banned from wearing cross necklace

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The jewelry apparently falls under the ‘no sign of religious symbols’ rule, according to new reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslims respond to call for blood donations in Egypt after Palm Sunday attacks

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In a show of solidarity after the Palm Sunday attacks in Egypt, Muslim men and women rushed to mosques in Tanta to donate blood for those injured in the blasts. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt terror ensnares Israel as Sinai border crossing closed

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Warnings of an “imminent” terror attack forced Israel to close its Taba border crossing to the Sinai peninsula Monday, one day after terrorists in Egypt bombed two Christian churches, killing dozens of worshippers on Palm Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Palm Sunday attacks: 44 dead, more than 100 injured in church bombings carried out by ISIS in Egypt

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At least 43 people were killed and more than 100 injured in two separate Palm Sunday attacks at Coptic Christian churches in Egypt, each carried out by the ISIS terror group. Continue reading

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{FD} Palm Sunday attacks: 43 dead, more than 100 injured in church bombings carried out by ISIS in Egypt

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At least 43 people were killed and more than 100 injured in two separate Palm Sunday attacks at Coptic Christian churches in Egypt, each carried out by the ISIS terror group. Continue reading

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{FD} Palm Sunday attacks: Bombings at churches in Egypt leave at least 32 dead

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At least two bombs exploded at two churches in Egypt packed with Palm Sunday worshippers, killing at least 30 people and wounding 130 others, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Palm Sunday attacks: ISIS says it carried out bombings at churches in Egypt that killed at least 37

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The ISIS terror group has claimed responsibility for two separate Palm Sunday bombing attacks at Coptic Christian churches in Egypt that have killed 37 people and injured more than 100. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt church bombing kills at least 21

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A bomb exploded in a church north of Cairo that was packed with Palm Sunday worshippers, killing at least 21 people and wounding 38 others, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Egypt church bombing kills at least 25

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A bomb exploded in a church north of Cairo that was packed with Palm Sunday worshippers, killing at least 25 people and wounding 71 others, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} UK mock crucifixion canceled over blasphemy, safety concerns

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A fundraising event that would imitate a “full crucifixion experience” on people in Manchester was canceled Wednesday over blasphemy and safety concerns. Continue reading

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{FD} Russian court mulls Jehovah’s Witnesses ban

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Russia’s Supreme Court began a hearing Wednesday to potentially ban the Jehovah’s Witnesses and declare it an extremist organization in the country. Continue reading

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{FD} Christian churches thrive in European countries with Islam on the rise

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Christianity is finding new outlets to survive and thrive in European countries where Islam in on the rise. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis prays for Chicago violence victims in letter

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Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich says Pope Francis has written him a letter saying he is praying for the city’s victims of violence. Continue reading

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{FD} Imprisoned Pakistani Christians offered release if they convert to Islam

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Pakistani Christians imprisoned on terrorism charges for the lynching of two men after the 2015 church bombings in Lahore were allegedly told that if they renounced their faith and embraced Islam, their acquittal would be guaranteed. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope’s skullcap snatched by playful Atlanta girl

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A 3-year-old Atlanta girl went viral after she had an unforgettable interaction with Pope Francis on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Christianity in Iraq is finished, says Canon Andrew White, ‘vicar of Baghdad’

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He is one of the world’s most prominent priests, but Canon Andrew White – known as the “Vicar of Baghdad” – has reached a painstaking conclusion: Christianity is all but over in the land where it began. Continue reading

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{FD} Why Islam may surpass Christianity as world’s largest faith

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By 2050, Muslims are expected to be nearly even in number with the Christian population. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim converts breathe new life into Europe’s struggling Christian churches

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Muslims in Europe are converting to Christianity in soaring numbers, say experts in Islam and faith leaders. Continue reading

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{FD} Godfather crackdown: Sicilian bishop bars mafia in baptisms

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Vito Corleone might want to make a Sicilian bishop an offer he can’t refuse. Continue reading

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{FD} Knights of Columbus donates millions to fight Christian persecution

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The Catholic organization has made it clear that ‘words are not enough.’ Continue reading

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{FD} The German cardinal who spoke out against the Nazis

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You probably weren’t taught this story in your high school world history class — or any class. Continue reading

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{FD} Christian pastors accused of smuggling North Korean defectors out of China

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China arrested two South Korean Christian pastors for allegedly helping to smuggle North Korean defectors out of China, the latest in a string of detentions and expulsions aimed at South Korean Christians in the past several months. Continue reading

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{FD} Church fights free birth control in the Philippines

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Poverty may be an issue — but is the pill the right answer? Continue reading

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{FD} How the Pakistani government just helped an enslaved Christian community

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Accused of not doing enough to protect the Christian minority, the Pakistani government has taken steps to improve the quality of life for a community of poor Christians living in squalor as bonded laborers in a rural area of Jaranwala in the Punjab Pr… Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis open to having some married men become priests

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In a move that could transform the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has said he’s open to the possibility of ordaining married men to minister in remote communities facing priest shortages. Continue reading

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{FD} A political pope is also growing the ranks of the faithful

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The leader of the Catholic Church continues to walk the line between politics and religion — and guess who’s paying attention? Continue reading

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{FD} Cute pup adopted by monastery melts hearts around the world

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The cute little schnauzer was also given a custom-made title, Fray Bigotón (Big Moustache Friar), which he happily carries around the monastery. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran arrests two Catholics in new wave of brutality against Christians

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Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested two Christians in late February as part of a brutal crackdown on Catholicism in the country’s West Azerbaijan Province. Continue reading

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{FD} Catholic Church of Guam established $1M sexual abuse settlement fund

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The Roman Catholic Church of Guam has established a $1 million settlement fund for victims of child sexual abuse. Continue reading

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