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  • Christians need time to rebuild trust before return to Mosul region

    Christians need time to rebuild trust before return to Mosul region

    • Jul 26, 2017

    Although Iraqi forces declared victory over Islamic State fighters in Mosul early in July, the region remains unstable, leaving Christians uncertain about their future in their historic homeland. Christians are calling on the international community, along with the Iraqi government, to help them and other citizens from religious minority backgrounds.

  • Explosive device detonated outside Mexican bishops’ offices

    Explosive device detonated outside Mexican bishops’ offices

    • Jul 25, 2017

    No one was injured by an explosive outside the headquarters of the Mexican bishops’ conference. The bishops’ offices occupy a busy strip across the street from the sanctuary of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The area is swarmed by pilgrims and tourists during the daytime and is transited by commuters in rush hour.

  • Middle East church leaders plan for more marriage prep, counseling

    Middle East church leaders plan for more marriage prep, counseling

    • Jul 25, 2017

    Taking into consideration Pope Francis’s exhortation on marriage, the apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem has met with other Mideast church leaders to discuss an action plan to not only build on the current marriage preparation program but also instruct young people on what marriage actually is.

  • Churches provide refuge to Kenyans fleeing al-Shabab attacks

    Churches provide refuge to Kenyans fleeing al-Shabab attacks

    • Jul 25, 2017

    Extremist al-Shabab militants are allegedly terrifying thousand of Kenyans, the majority Christians, who have taken refuge in two churches and a school near the Somali border. Church leaders in the country speculate that the attackers are trying to influence the outcome of the upcoming elections by eliminating those who would oppose a strict form of Shariah, Islamic law.

  • Not being afraid of controversy is part of Civilta Cattolica’s mission

    Not being afraid of controversy is part of Civilta Cattolica’s mission

    • Jul 24, 2017

    La Civilta Cattolica at times has courted controversy, because it tries to engage culture, which by itself can lead to unpopular opinions. According to the journal’s website, part of its mission is to “read and interpret” current events and trends in culture, history, science, art and politics “in the light of the Christian faith offered by the magisterium of the church.”

  • Chinese official indicates Beijing to retain tight grip on church

    Chinese official indicates Beijing to retain tight grip on church

    • Jul 24, 2017

    Yu Zhengsheng, one of China’s top party leaders in charge of religion gave a speech in which he made it clear that the Catholic Church in China has to prioritize being Chinese. Due to events involving some Chinese Catholic bishops, relations between China and the Vatican have cooled.