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Kenyan Bishop on International Indifference after Massacre of 150 Christian Students

Last edited 17th May 2015

When Pope Francis met with Bishops from Kenya, one of the main issues they talked about was the recent massacre of 150 Christian students in the University of Garissa. It's an attack that was carried out by Muslim extremists. On Holy Thursday, Christian students were separated for Muslims and were then shot. Visibly shaken, Bishop Anthony Muheria says he was disappointed by the international reaction, which didn't pay much attention to the tragedy.

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Christians May be Facing Worst Persecution in Millenia

Last edited 10th May 2015

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom recently released a report that describes violations of religious freedom in more than 30 countries throughout the world. The chair of the Commission said that Christians are facing some of the worst persecution in the history of the religion.

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Vatican Approves Statutes for Papal Commission for Protecting Minors

Last edited 10th May 2015

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors received temporary approval of its first set of statutes. U.S. Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston -- one of the pope's top cardinal advisers and president of the pontifical commission, had submitted a draft of the statutes, which were approved "by mandate of the supreme pontiff" April 21 by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state.

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Pope to Lutherans: In Christian Unity, Don't Be Afraid of the Tough Issues

Last edited 5th May 2015

Christians in pursuit of unity should not be afraid to broach potential areas of disagreement such as marriage, family, and sexuality, Pope Francis said in a meeting with the head of Sweden's Lutheran church.

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Who Would Dare to Love ISIS? (A Letter from the People of the Cross)

Last edited 24th April 2015

As the world responds to the Islamic State with hatred and vengeance, there is one group that is responding differently. They are not allies with ISIS but enemies. And they have been slain by the thousands in the hands of ISIS. ISIS calls them The Nation of the Cross - The ones they have killed are bringing a message of forgiveness and hope. Declaring a love that they do not know - A love that reconciles even the worst of us and can make enemies into brothers.

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Pope Expresses Sorrow Over Execution of 30 Christians by the Islamic State

Last edited 21st April 2015

The Pope has sent his condolences to the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Abuna Matthias, over the murder of 30 Ethiopian Christians by Islamic State terrorists. On Sunday, the terrorist organization released a video depicting the execution of 30 men. Half were beheaded and half were shot. In his message, Pope Francis expresses sorrow and dismay at the latest murder of Christians.

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Migrants Killed in 'Religious Clash' on Mediterranean boat

Last edited 17th April 2015

Italian police say they have arrested 15 Muslim migrants after they allegedly threw 12 Christians overboard following a row on a boat heading to Italy.

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In Destroyed Israeli Village, Exiled Residents Unite at Church

Last edited 14th April 2015

For the elders of Iqrit, their biggest regret in life is not having been able to raise their children together. On April 13, they congregated with the younger generations in the old Church of St. Mary for Easter Monday Mass in this destroyed Melkite village perched on a sloping hill in Western Galilee.

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Over 1,000 Religious Denounce Anti-Christian Persecution

Last edited 13th April 2015

Consecrated men and women from around the world have “urgently denounced” the persecution of Christians and urged the international community to “implement concrete interventions” for peace. The message was signed by Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Consecrated Life and Institutes of Apostolic Life, on behalf of the nearly 1,300 religious gathered for an international congress in Rome.

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Pray for Peace, Cardinal Urges Kenyans after Massacre

Last edited 9th April 2015

The president of the Kenyan bishops’ conference has called on Easter worshippers to commit themselves to praying for peace and security in their homeland after Islamist terrorists attacked a college campus days earlier.

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