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    Archbishop wants cathedral in Chad to symbolize the country's new peace

    The Archdiocese of N'Djamena, Chad, is seeking thirteen million dollars to reconstruct their cathedral, which was damaged nearly 40 years ago during the country's civil war. The archbishop first made the appeal at the end of June, when he went to the Vatican to receive his pallium on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.

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    Being an American Christian after Charlottesville

    For those of us who exist in the realms of privilege because of our race, gender, material wealth, or education, the only Christian response to Charlottesville and Ferguson is solidarity with our brothers and sisters who suffer, even to the point of putting our very selves physically on the front lines in the spirit of the one whom we follow.

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    Verdict on first religious freedom report under Trump: Great rhetoric, what do we do?

    Given that President Donald Trump repeatedly has vowed to make defending religious freedom a key element of U.S. foreign policy, release of the first State Department International Religious Freedom Report on his watch was keenly anticipated. Overall, observers say there's good stuff in it, but it still leaves the basic question unanswered: Having named the problem, what are we going to do about it?

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  • New Vatican communications portal due by end of year
    New Vatican communications portal due by end of year
    • August 15, 2017

    Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò, Prefect of the Secretariat for Communication, says a new web portal bringing together all the different media offices of the Vatican will be focused on “communicating the pope, his magisterium, his gestures, [and] the work of the Roman dicasteries to the Church around the world.”


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