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Inside St. Sebastian's Church , one of three churches bombed Easter Sunday 2019; faithful surround blood-spattered statue of Christ.

Report: Christianity may disappear from Syria and Iraq—a call for international intervention

“Persecuted & Forgotten?” warns that the Church in the region could vanish if radical Islamists were to mount another attack on vulnerable communities—a threat highlighted by reports of jihadists escaping prison, as a result of renewed violence in northeastern Syria.

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Archbishop Warda at Myeondong Cathedral, cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seoul, where Special Mass and Lecture for the Church in Iraq was held.

Iraqi prelate pleads before UN Security Council for international support for a democratic, tolerant Iraq, where all minorities can thrive

Iraq stands at a historic crossroads. The Christian and other minority communities of Iraq stand with – and often beside – Muslim protestors as together they seek a better life, based on equality regardless of religious belief.

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Father Fernando_photo by Deirdre McQuade

Fox News covers UN event on religious persecution co-sponsored by ACNUSA & the Holy See Mission to the UN

“I ran towards the church and saw dead bodies strewn across the floor. There were many body parts hands, heads, legs and hands, moistening church floor with blood. There was lamentation and screaming of the people looking for loved ones. Such a horrible sight.”

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Burkina

Burkina Faso bishop: as Christians are targeted by Islamist terror, ‘West remains indifferent’

“We wondered how it could be possible that so many people know nothing of our situation and how Western governments and Western media are simply not making any mention of it. Many of the Western powers have an interest in seeing the violence continue, and their profits are more important than our lives.”

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Addis Abeba

Ethiopia: peaceful ‘Sufi Islam is being replaced by fundamentalist militants’

“Ethiopians have lived side-by-side for centuries, and we are confident the values they share will keep them united to face these difficult situations. Above all, Ethiopians are very religious people and the prayers of the faithful will be answered. God will protect Ethiopia from the danger of disintegration.”

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Bishop Kyrillos William

After decades of persecution ‘things are getting better’ for Egypt’s Christians

“There is a mentality that since 1952 has treated Christians as second-class citizens. Now, some change has happened and things are getting better. Building Churches is easier than before. We don’t have to wait years to get permission to have a church built.”

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Words of Gratitude and Faith

“With your help we can stand with our people not just in offering spiritual help but also with material support which helps them to see that we are one body feeling with the suffering of each part of this body, and they are not alone. The hand of God is taking care of them.”

Sister Annie Demerjian, religious Sister of Jesus and Mary based in Aleppo. Syria

This Giving Tuesday, what will you give to keep our faith alive in Pakistan?

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