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New Church Dedicated to Christians Killed by ISIS

Last edited 18th October 2015

The images of the 21 Christians who were beheaded last February by Islamic State terrorists have left a deep imprint on the memory of Christian Egyptians. Now a new church dedicated to the martyrs—who are formally recognized as such by Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church—will honor their memory in a tangible fashion.


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Dogmatism & Secular Tyranny Threatens Religious Freedom - Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

Last edited 15th October 2015

Democracy and religious freedom was put under the microscope when Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP delivered the Annual Acton Lecture on Religion and Freedom to a sold-out audience at the Centre for Independent Studies.


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David Cameron Deplores ‘Systematic’ Persecution of Christians

Last edited 13th October 2015

David Cameron has given his support to a new report into the persecution of Christians around the world.


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Missionaries of Charity Close Adoption Services after Changes to Indian Law

Last edited 12th October 2015

Thirty orphanages in India run by the Missionaries of Charity, the religious congregation established by Mother Teresa, have closed their adoption services after changes in the law have made it easier for divorced and single people to adopt.


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Syrian Priest Kidnapped by ISIS is Free

Last edited 12th October 2015

Wonderful news! Syrian priest Fr Jacques Mourad is free, five months after he was kidnapped by ISIS near Homs.


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West must “Not Forget the Christians in the Middle East”

Last edited 8th October 2015

During the daily press briefing on the Synod of the Family on Thursday, three prelates spoke about issues from Africa and the Middle East. Addressing the West, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Ephrem Joseph III Younan issued an appeal “not to forget the Christians in the Middle East".


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Cardinal Erdo's Introductory Report for the Synod on the Family

Last edited 7th October 2015

On October 5, the opening day of the 2015 Synod on the Family, Cardinal Peter Erdo of Esztergom-Budapest - who is the synod's relator general - gave an introductory speech to the synod fathers. Drawing from the working document for the synod as well as recent magisterial documents, Cardinal Erdo surveyed the work the assembly is called to do. He examined current challenges to the family and marriage, the vocation of the family, and the family's mission today.


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Follow the Australian Bishops Blog titled 'On the Road Together' during the Synod of the Family

Last edited 7th October 2015

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has launched a Synod blog titled, ‘On the Road Together’. Daily updates, photos and videos from the Synod can be viewed on the blog:

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Australia's Bishops Call on Politicians to Support Marriage

Last edited 16th September 2015

Australia's Catholic bishops have urged politicians to resolve the divisive debate on proposals to redefine marriage. A Senate report on holding a popular vote on marriage was tabled this week.


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European Bishops visit Holy Land to Show Solidarity and Seek Hope

Last edited 15th September 2015

European bishops are gathering in the Holy Land Sept. 11-16 to show closeness to Christians in the Middle East and to trace a path of hope for them, in an unprecented assembly.


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