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{FD} Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

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An Australian archbishop who was the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world charged with covering up child sex abuse was convicted Tuesday and faces a potential two years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Royal wedding’s Bishop Michael Curry wows at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s ceremony with sermon on love

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Amidst the staid decorum of British royal traditions at the Windor Castle wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Bishop Michael Curry’s rousing sermon on love was a welcome serving of modernity. Continue reading

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{FD} Deadly church bombings carried out by members of one family, Indonesia official says

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Suicide bombers made up of a family of six — including children and teens — rode in on motorcycles and attacked three churches in Indonesia during Sunday Mass, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens more, police and media reports said. Continue reading

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{FD} Facebook, Google to block ads leading up to the Ireland abortion referendum

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Ireland’s May 25 referendum on abortion will be among the first tests of new policies by Facebook and Google to address concerns about election meddling raised by the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} Indonesia’s Christians targeted in deadly church bombings

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Suicide bombers on motorcycles — including a woman with children — attacked three churches in Indonesia early Sunday in Indonesia’s second-largest city, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens more, police and media reports said. Continue reading

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{FD} Saudi Arabia, Vatican reportedly agree to build Christian churches in the Kingdom

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Saudi Arabia reportedly agreed to a historic deal with the Vatican to build Christian churches in the Kingdom, a potentially stunning development for the country that’s home to Islam’s holiest site, Middle Eastern media is reporting. Continue reading

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{FD} How long will I be allowed to remain a Christian?

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To say that Christians and Christianity are under a withering and brutal attack in certain areas of the world would be an understatement. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis offers condolences to Bush family after death of former first lady Barbara Bush

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Pope Francis has joined others in sending words of comfort to the grieving Bush family following the death this week of former first lady Barbara Bush, a report said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} American pastor Andrew Brunson goes on trial in Turkey, denies terror links

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A gaunt and reportedly demoralized American pastor detained in Turkey pleaded his innocence in a courtroom on Monday, denying charges he committed military espionage and that he’s aligned with a terrorist group. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope celebrates Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square before tens of thousands

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Pope Francis celebrated Easter Sunday Mass before tens of thousands of faithful patrons who underwent heavy security checks to enter St. Peter’s Square. Continue reading

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{FD} Sacred Jerusalem church closed in dispute with Israeli authorities

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A fight over money has erupted at Christianity’s most holy site. Continue reading

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{FD} Pastor’s grisly death spotlights persecution of Christians in India

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The recent death of a Christian pastor in southern India has sparked protests over the persecution of Christians. Continue reading

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{FD} Christian convert from Iran converting Muslims in Sweden

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From escaping Iran through the mountains as a Muslim refugee, to surviving domestic abuse and months in Turkey’s terrifying Agri prison, to carving out a life in Europe, Annahita Parsan’s life story is the stuff of a Hollywood movie. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope meets with abuse survivors, weeps with them in Chile

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Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the “irreparable damage” they suffered, his spokesman said. Continue reading

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{FD} Christians in Egypt celebrate Christmas after year marred by violence

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Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christians—joined by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi—packed into the heavily fortified Christ’s Nativity Cathedral for Christmas Eve mass Saturday after a violent year in which they were repeatedly targeted by Islamic State…. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 10 killed after gunmen open fire outside Coptic Christian church in Cairo

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At least 10 people, including one gunman, were shot dead Friday morning outside a Coptic church in south Cairo, according to Egyptian health minister spokesman. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 10 killed after gunman openfire outside Coptic church in Cairo

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At least 10 people, including one gunman, were shot dead Friday morning outside a Coptic church in south Cairo, according to Egyptian health minister spokesman. Continue reading

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{FD} Under threat? Iran’s quiet infiltration over Iraqi Christian communities

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ISIS has been officially wiped from the Iraqi map, but Christian communities face another threat to their existence: strategic infiltration from neighboring Iran, experts say. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraq’s Christians and us: Will time and neglect complete the job that ISIS began?

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The destruction of ancient Christian communities is a stark warning of things to come. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraqi Christians in Baghdad nearly gone, but some shelter at Camp Virgin Mary

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Just days shy of Christmas, dozens of Iraqi children fill the stage at the Alliance Evangelical Church in Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood to sing “Jingle Bells” and rehearse their Nativity play. Odds are it will likely be the city’s last such performance. Continue reading

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{FD} Roman Catholic Church should end priest celibacy, report sex abuse: Aussie panel

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An Australian inquiry into child abuse said on Friday that the Catholic Church should repeal celibacy requirement for clergy and that priests should face prosecution if they fail to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional. Continue reading

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{FD} Life after ISIS: Christians say they can’t go home without international protection

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Residents of this small Christian town in northern Iraq were forced to flee when ISIS militants overran it in 2014. But now that the town has been liberated by Iraqi forces, the Christians who have trickled back are desperate to leave once again. Continue reading

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{FD} Catholicism in China losing ground amid surge in Protestantism

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Even with the efforts by Vatican officials to end the decades-long rift between the Catholic Church and the Chinese government, the number of new Catholics in China is on the decline and palls in comparison to the growth of Protestantism in the Asian n… Continue reading

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{FD} ISIS victims in Iraq, Christians and Yazidi, desperately need global aid, Vatican says

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The religious minorities of Iraq and Syria have recounted horrific accounts of their abuse at the hand of ISIS as the Vatican calls on the global community to address the plight of Christians and Yazidi communities and bring them back from the verge of… Continue reading

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{FD} Syria’s Antioch Church patriarch: US sanctions are hurting Christians too

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His Beatitude John X, the Damascus-based leader of the Antioch Christian Church, wrapped up his recent visit to the United States with a desperate appeal for American leadership to bring an end to the suffering in Syria, assist in locating the whereabo… Continue reading

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{FD} Series of attacks in Egypt targeting Coptic Christians forces churches to close

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Egypt has been one of the worst places for Christian persecution in recent months. Continue reading

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{FD} The Reformation, led by Luther, failed. Here’s how we could finally reunite the Christian church

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It’s been 500 years since Martin Luther sparked the Protestant Reformation. Much good emerged from the movement, but it also left the church with a gaping wound that has yet to be healed. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope Francis says Christians can promote political dialogue in Europe

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Pope Francis on Saturday said Christians can play a role in shaping Europe’s future by promoting political dialogue “especially where it is threatened and where conflict seems to prevail.” Continue reading

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{FD} North Korean defector describes ‘life of hell’ for Christians

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Choi Kwanghyuk is one of the lucky ones. He was able to free himself from the clutches of a brutal dictatorship in his native North Korea where he was persecuted by the government for his Christian faith. Continue reading

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{FD} Iraqi Christians forced to flee homes again after skirmishes between Kurds and central government

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The first Iraqi Christians to return home after their village was freed from Islamic State control were forced to flee yet again Tuesday as Peshmerga forces stormed the area, a dark turn in what was broadly considered a “success story” of rebuilding in… Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama’s Roy Moore to Christian summit: We need to make America good again

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Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for the Senate in Alabama, struck a dark tone in an address to a gathering of Christian conservatives in Washington on Friday, lamenting the lack of morality in politics while expressing frustration with how little Rep… Continue reading

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{FD} Christian group at Oxford University banned from fair out of fear it would ‘alienate’ students

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A college of Oxford University banned a student Christian group from appearing at a freshman fair out of fear it would lead to “alienating” students who practice other religions. Continue reading

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{FD} Canadian pastor, wife face series of sexual assault charges

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A Canadian pastor and his wife are facing more than two dozen charges Wednesday after being accused of sexual assault. Continue reading

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{FD} Kurdish referendum inspires Iraq’s Christians to fight for their own independence amid fears of being caught in crossfire

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Kurds in Iraq voted overwhelmingly last week in favor of seeking full independence from the central government in Baghdad – setting off a firestorm of international retaliation, including strong objections from the U.S. Continue reading

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{FD} Conservative Catholics accuse pope of spreading heresy

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Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. Continue reading

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{FD} Church attacked in southern Nigeria; at least 11 killed

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Nigerian authorities say at least eight people are dead and 18 others critically wounded after gunmen attacked a church in southern Nigeria. Continue reading

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{FD} Catholic priests mistaken for bachelor party, told to leave pub

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Seven Roman Catholic priests were refused service in a Welsh pub after staff mistook them for a stag party in fancy dress. Continue reading

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{FD} Catholic men’s conference in crosshairs of left-wing activists

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Christine Niles, an immigrant from Vietnam who helps run a parachurch group that promotes Roman Catholic teaching, expected to spend her week preparing theological materials and getting ready for the group’s annual men’s conference. Continue reading

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{FD} Catholic priest killed by ISIS remembered in memorial marking year since attack

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An emotionally-charged mass Wednesday — attended by French President Emmanuel Macron — marked one year since the brutal murder of a Catholic priest whose throat was slit by two 19-year-old ISIS terrorists. Continue reading

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{FD} Turkey’s Assyrians fear annihilation after government seizes church properties

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The ongoing legal conflict surrounding the Turkish government’s seizure of dozens of properties from the Syriac Orthodox Church has left the religious minority fearing for their survival in the land where it all began. Continue reading

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{FD} Orthodox Jewish grade school in UK fails inspection for refusal to teach about sexual orientation

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An orthodox Jewish girls’ elementary school in London has failed inspection for the third time because it refuses to teach students about homosexuality and gender reassignment. Continue reading

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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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