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African Leaders Counter Obama's 'Ideological Colonisation' in Kenya
Last edited 28th July 2015

U.S. president Barack Obama has come under fire from African politicians and Church leaders after advocating for gay rights in Kenya this weekend – a practice Pope Francis has referred to as “ideological colonization.”


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New York City Mayor Ready for Pope's U.S. Visit
Last edited 23rd July 2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke to reporters about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to his city, and he had nothing but praise for the Holy Father: "I think the emotion that the people of New York City feel for this Pope is going to manifest itself in the streets of the city. Anywhere he goes, I think you're going to see a great outpouring of support for him."


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Asia Bibi’s Death Sentence Temporarily Suspended by Pakistan’s Supreme Court
Last edited 22nd July 2015

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian who was sentenced to death for blasphemy, has had her execution temporarily suspended after Pakistan’s supreme court agreed to hear her appeal. Ms Bibi was arrested in 2009 after being involved in a dispute over a water bowl with a group of Muslim women she was working with. The women accused her of blasphemy, saying she insulted the Prophet Muhammad, which is a capital offence in Pakistan. She was convicted of the charge and sentenced to death in 2010.


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US Bishops Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Last edited 21st July 2015

Two leading U.S. bishops have renewed the call to choose life over the death penalty because, they say, heinous criminals deserve both justice and mercy – their lives too are from God.


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ISIS Kidnap Three African Christians in Libya
Last edited 20th July 2015

ISIS has kidnapped three African Christians in eastern Libya, the terrorist group has claimed on social media. According to Reuters, ISIS published the passport pictures of the three men, who come from Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana respectively.


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Priest Says Situation in Gaza Continues to Deteriorate
Last edited 20th July 2015

One year after a war with Israel that turned daily life here into a nightmare, a Catholic priest in Gaza said the situation in this besieged Palestinian territory has deteriorated even further.


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Bible Publisher Wins Permanent Victory Over HHS Mandate
Last edited 20th July 2015

A Bible publisher based in Illinois has won its lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate, with a final ruling delivered July 15 by a federal district court.


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The Desperate Search for Syria’s Kidnapped Clergy
Last edited 19th July 2015

Syria may be the most dangerous place in the world to be a priest today. But even that war-battered nation occasionally produces good news.


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Vatican Applauds Iran Nuclear Deal
Last edited 14th July 2015

After global powers reached an agreement with Iran Tuesday limiting the country’s nuclear activity, the Vatican said the deal was an important step and expressed their hope the fruits would spread to more than just the nuclear field.


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Over 30 Churches Attacked in Nigeria
Last edited 7th July 2015

The jihadist group Boko Haram unleashed a wave of violence in Nigeria in recent days, leaving over 60 dead, according to an Associated Press report. In Potiskum, a town in Yobe State in northeastern Nigeria, a female suicide bomber killed six at an evangelical Christian church during a July 5 service.

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