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Pakistani Christians Behind Bars on Blasphemy Charges
Last edited 4th August 2014

As the Sudanese woman charged with apostasy finds safety in the United States, other Christians around the world remain behind bars. Two of them, Asia Bibi and Sawan Masih face the death penalty on blasphemy charges in Pakistan.


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Crisis in Religious Freedom - Three-quarters of World's Population Affected
Last edited 3rd August 2014

“Religious freedom is human freedom,” stated U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, last Monday when he presented the International Religious Freedom Report for 2013. We have a long journey ahead to achieve this freedom, he added, given that 75% of the world’s population lives in countries that do not respect it.


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Evangelicals and Catholics Apologise to Each Other for Past Persecution and Discrimination
Last edited 30th July 2014

During his visit with an evangelical pastor and his congregation in the Italian city of Caserta, Pope Francis apologised for the persecution of Pentecostal Christians by Italian Catholics. His remarks were greatly welcomed by evangelical leaders, who responded in a similar way. They also apologised to Catholics.


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Anglicans Joining Ordinariate are Like ‘Hobbits in Search of Treasure’
Last edited 29th July 2014

Anglicans joining the Ordinariate are like Bilbo Baggins and the other hobbits going in search of treasure, Mgr Keith Newton said on Sunday.


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PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE MESSAGE FOR THE END OF RAMADAN ‘Id al-Fitr 1435 H. / 2014 A.D. Towards a Genuine Fraternity between Christians and Muslims
Last edited 29th July 2014

Dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters,


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Terrified Christians Driven out of Mosul
Last edited 24th July 2014

Rawan Jinan, a 25-year-old Iraqi Christian, says when she received an order on June 18 to leave Mosul within 24 hours, she could not believe her eyes.


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Archbishop Kurtz: Do Not Forget the Power of Prayer Amid Violence
Last edited 23rd July 2014

Surrounded by numerous violent conflicts throughout the world, the faithful should not forget the power of prayer, said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.


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Iraqi Nuns Released; Church Leaders Report Mistreatment of Minorities
Last edited 16th July 2014

Two Iraqi nuns and three orphans kidnapped in late June have been released safely, according to the Christian rights group Middle East Concern. The group, citing Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako, said the five were released July 14 without anyone paying ransom. They are reported to be in good physical health. They also said they were treated well during their abduction.


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Women Religious Attacked in Bangladesh
Last edited 15th July 2014

Last week dozens of armed men broke into a convent in northern Bangladesh, beating a group of nuns at a small mission.


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Church of England Votes for Women Bishops
Last edited 14th July 2014

The General Synod of the Church of England voted July 14 to authorise the ordination of women as bishops and approved motions pledging to respect and work with people who believe that, theologically, the vote was a mistake.


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