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In Cairo, blood flows again at Coptic church

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“Despite the pain inside my heart—I miss my mother desperately—I am happy because she is a martyr and I don’t feel afraid of the terrorists anymore. “

In the Philippines, a bishop finds his cathedral destroyed, but keeps hope

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The bishop expressed his determination that his priority, rather than the rebuilding of the cathedral, was to ensure the return of the Christian population that had fled the fighting.

Pope Francis goes to Chile as a messenger of peace for society as a whole

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“For a country that has been painfully hit by the legalization of abortion, the papal visit brings renewed hope to the lives of Christians.”

ACN reports on the life of the suffering Church around the world, helps the Church in DRC stand up against the government in protest

Democratic Republic of the Congo: ‘Church in firing line’

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“The Church is certainly the most credible institution in the country and consequently finds herself in the line of fire. But it is necessary, because no one else dares to protest.”

Catholic minority in Bosnia Herzegovina suffers heavy discrimination

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“There is reason to be seriously concerned for the future. If there were no more Croats left there, then there would also be no more Catholics.”

The suffering Church in Cairo

In Cairo, a Christmas season tinged with sorrow

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“He was still alive and, looking me in the eyes, he told me to take care of my younger sister and brother; and he gave me the keys to the church gate and to our apartment. I will always remember his smile right before he died.”

First Christmas on the Nineveh Plains

Despite uncertainty, Christians in Iraq, Syria are urged to ‘keep Bethlehem in their hearts’

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“Everyone who is helping to rebuild there is investing their personal courage and vision for the future. That is the foundation for rebuilding relations between people.”

Quetta Pakistan, Bishop Victor

Jihadists attack church in Pakistan, but authorities prevent mass killing

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“We need your prayers, not just at Christmas time, but all year round because the risk is always there.”

Telleskuf, St. George's Church in Telleskuf

Post-ISIS, the first Catholic Church is re-consecrated on Nineveh Plains

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“ISIS thought they could eliminate us, and yet it is ISIS that has disappeared and we have returned to Telleskuf.”

rebuilding of Our Lady Queen of Peace homs Syria

In war-torn Homs, Syria, an altar is re-consecrated—a symbol of faithful’s resolve in face of suffering

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By Maria Lozano Briefing for our Donors THE RE-CONSECRATION of the altar in the Cathedral of Our Lady Queen of Peace (Dec. 1, 2017) was …

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Devastation in beirut

“Beirut is a devastated city. It’s a war scene – there is destruction and desolation in all its streets, its districts and its houses.”
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai.

The destruction caused by the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate which exploded inside a warehouse was immediate, its impact intensely felt by the Christian quarter.
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