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Police in China remove church’s cross

BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of police took down a church’s cross in eastern China early Monday amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity. Evangelist Qu Linuo, who belongs to another … Continue reading

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Police in eastern China remove church’s cross

BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of police took down a church’s cross in eastern China early Monday amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity. Evangelist Qu Linuo, who belongs to another … Continue reading

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Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of police took down a church’s cross Monday in a city known as “China’s Jerusalem” for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are … Continue reading

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Pope urges peace in Middle East, Ukraine for children’s sake

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis called Sunday on warring parties in the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine to put an end to violence which is wounding and killing countless children. “Stop, please stop! I beg you with all my … Continue reading

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‘Please stop!’, Pope Francis makes plea for peace

ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis made an emotional plea for peace on Sunday in an impromptu addition to comments delivered at his weekly Angelus address in Saint Peter’s Square. As the Argentinian-born pontiff wrapped up his regular address to the … Continue reading

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Five dead in bombing of church in north Nigeria’s Kano

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – At least five people were killed and eight were injured Sunday in a bomb attack on a Catholic church in a mainly Christian area of Kano, the largest city in Nigeria’s north, police said. The attack … Continue reading

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India’s Modi under fire for silence over religious incidents

By Sruthi Gottipati NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for remaining silent about incidents deemed anti-Muslim in the past week, underscoring fears that his Hindu nationalist followers will upset religious relations in the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Dines in the Vatican Cafeteria, Denounces the Mafia in Naples

Pope Francis dropped in on lunch at the Vatican cafeteria on Friday “like a thunderbolt out of the blue,” according the restaurant’s chef. As the Mirror reported, the pope went through the line himself, ordered cod for the Friday fish, ate … Continue reading

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Pope Francis renews attack on mafia in region scarred by toxic waste

By James Mackenzie ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis called for nature to be protected from criminal abuse on Saturday during a visit in the southern Italian town of Caserta, near Naples, in a region long blighted by illegal toxic waste … Continue reading

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Death row Christian woman flies out of Sudan

By Giselda Vagnoni and Khalid Abdel Aziz ROME/KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred from leaving Sudan flew into Rome on Thursday in an Italian government … Continue reading

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