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Survey shows decline in US Catholics’ concern about global Christian persecution

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“In a world where up to 300 million Christians are confronted with various forms of harassment and outright persecution because of their faith, the US Church simply must do more to inform and galvanize the faithful.”

Coronavirus puts economic toll on Christians in the Holy Land

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On March 12, the Franciscan Pilgrims Office in Jerusalem cancelled until further notice all Masses booked by pilgrimage tour companies at Holy Land shrines.

From a nun in Syria, a message of hope and faith in the time of the coronavirus

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“To all our ACN donors, we say very sincerely: ‘Thank you for your enormous generosity. You have helped us for so many years and continue to do so.’”

The coronavirus in Venezuela—‘a difficult moment and a trial’

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Bishop Mario Moronta called on the authorities to “guarantee its citizens safe access to food, medicines, and medical care and to ensure that there are no power cuts or shortages of water and other essential services.”

In Madagascar, ‘they are paying women to wear the burka’

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“We have learned that in the universities the young, non-Muslim female students are being paid three Euros a day to wear the burka, the Muslim veil.”

Christians in Syria continue to face brutal circumstances

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“It’s horrible, people can no longer buy anything to eat. Some people survive on bread and water. I would like to ask people to join us to pray for these people who are in such a situation.”

In Cuba, ’communist ideology has fundamentally changed society’

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“Besides the economic issues, I believe that Cuba’s primary problem is the collapse of the family. The father figure has ceased to exist.”

Cardinal says Central African Republic is on fragile road to peace

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“Work for peace is carried out through encounters, but also by implementing joint projects that require groups to work together to achieve a mutual goal. This way, they learn to get along with one another again.”

Venezuelan cardinal: ‘we want a way out … , one that is peaceful and democratic, without the language of war’

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Regarding the future of his country, the archbishop of Merida added that “we want a way out of this situation that is peaceful and democratic, without the language of war. We all need each other. We must do something that goes beyond political beliefs and ideologies.”

In Libya, the Church has never left the side of its people

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“I must say that the Catholic Church has stayed in Libya throughout the years of conflict—even when all other Churches and all European embassies left the country.”

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