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Latest Islamic State Video Threatens Lives of Two Japanese Hostages

Last edited 20th January 2015

Islamic State has released a video threatening the lives of two Japanese hostages and demanding a $200m (£130m) ransom from their government.

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What It's Really Like to be Married to Jesus

Last edited 18th January 2015

I’m a nun. Technically, I’m a religious Sister, because “nun” refers to cloistered contemplatives. But no matter. We answer to “nun,” too, because it’s in common parlance and rhymes with a lot of words… like “fun.”

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Nigeria Named World's Most Violent Persecutor of Christians

Last edited 18th January 2015

Nigeria has been named as the world's most violent persecutor of Christians. In 2014 Boko Haram's militant Islamic extremists massacred more than 2484 men, women and children of faith. This was followed last week by even more atrocities when it is believed, but as yet unconfirmed, that as many as 2000 were slaughtered by Boko Haram in a bloody attack on Baga, a city in Nigeria's north.

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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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