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  • Amid hardships, Christians in Pakistan and India mark 70 years of independence

    Amid hardships, Christians in Pakistan and India mark 70 years of independence

    From the beginning of their independence from Britain, both Pakistan and India have promised to respect the rights of religious minorities, and recognize the equal citizenship of the believers of all faiths. After 70 years, both countries have struggled to fulfill that promise, but Christians living on the subcontinent are proud of their contributions to their societies.

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  • Cardinal denies having Facebook account at root of Pope/Romero story

    Cardinal denies having Facebook account at root of Pope/Romero story

    After news reports suggested, based on a Facebook account allegedly attributed to Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chávez, a close friend of Blessed Oscar Romero, that Pope Francis had said he’ll go to El Salvador next year to declare Romero a saint, Rosa Chávez denied having any social media accounts. However, the claim about the prospects for rapid canonization is broadly consistent with other recent statements made by people close to the pope.

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  • St. Barbara of the Tunnels? These Glasgow workers have a special devotion

    St. Barbara of the Tunnels? These Glasgow workers have a special devotion

    “Every tunneler invokes the protection of St Barbara at the start of a shift and thanks her at the end. That’s why there’s a statue of St. Barbara placed at the start of the workings,” said a spokesperson for the company building a water tunnel under Glasgow. “No tunneling project of this scale would be complete without its statue of the patron and tunneler demand that St. Barbara is present with them underground.”

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