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Pope Francis' Meeting with Sri Lanka's Interfaith Leaders

Last edited 13th January 2015

As part of his trip to Sri-Lanka, the Pope met with leaders of the area's major religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity, on Tuesday 13 January 2014. It was a one of a kind meeting and a local Cardinal recognised its importance.

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IS Jihadists Claim Abduction of 21 Christians in Libya

Last edited 12th January 2015

The Islamic State group's branch in Libya has claimed the abduction of 21 Christians, a monitor reported Monday, January 12, as Egypt confirmed that 20 of its citizens were being held in the country.

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"Persecution of Christians Reaches Historic Levels, Conditions Suggest Worst is yet to Come"

Last edited 9th January 2015

According to the 2015 Open Doors World Watch List, the Middle East remains the most violent while Africa sees the largest increase in persecution of Christians.

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Charlie Hebdo: Islamic Leaders in Australia Condemn Paris Attacks

Last edited 9th January 2015

Islamic organisations in Australia have condemned the actions of gunmen who massacred 12 staff at a Paris satirical magazine.

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People of the Year 2014: Persecuted Christians in Iraq

Last edited 22nd December 2014

It's a tragedy ROME REPORTS witnessed firsthand. Iraqi Christians forced out of their homes under the threat of being killed. Just a few years ago, there were roughly 2 million Christians in Iraq. Now there are less than 250,000. It was never easy to be Christian in the country, but even as a religious minority, Christians played an important role in Iraqi society.

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Interfaith Prayer Service for Victims of Violence

Last edited 21st December 2014

Leaders of many different faiths came together today to remember, reflect and pray for the victims who died in the Martin Place siege, their families and all the hostages taken during the ordeal. They also remembered victims of violence and terror in many other parts of the world.

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Australian Bishops' Message of Solidarity to Iraqi Christians

Last edited 21st December 2014

Early Sunday morning, Australian time, a delegation of Australian Bishops from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference as well as the Conference of Bishops and Representatives of the Middle Eastern Apostolic Churches in Australia and New Zealand returned from a visit to the Middle East where they spent time with displaced Christians in Iraq and refugees in Lebanon.

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Vatican Report Calls for Continued Dialogue with US Women Religious

Last edited 17th December 2014

Although initially seen by many religious and lay Catholics as a punitive measure, the Vatican-ordered investigation of US communities of women religious has concluded with the publication of a 5,000-word final report summarising the problems and challenges the women themselves see in their communities and thanking them for their service to the Church and to society, especially the poor.

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Sydney Archbishop: Darkness of Siege Cannot Overcome Christ's Light

Last edited 17th December 2014

Hell has touched Sydney, but the darkness let loose on a terrorised city cannot overcome the light of Christ, the city's archbishop said at a special Dec. 16 Mass after a lone gunman took 17 people hostage in a cafe, killing two before being shot by police.

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Pope Pleads with Middle East Churches to Address Crisis Together

Last edited 15th December 2014

Pope Francis addressed the increasing challenges caused by violence in the Middle East with members of the Syriac Catholic Church, urging them to work alongside other churches to find solutions.

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