- Sep 20, 2020
It’s no secret that John Boehner and Pope Francis don’t agree on all the issues. The Catholic Speaker of the House has made that clear. But he’s still excited to hear the pope address Congress next Thursday, because, as he puts it simply: “it’s the pope.” Fellow Republican US Rep.
Some years ago, I found myself sitting with New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan in his residence at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, talking about a growing interest we shared in reports of anti-Christian persecution around the world. At one stage, Dolan — who has a PhD in Church history and is conscious
ABUJA/JOS, Nigeria — It would certainly be understandable if the almost 1,000 Nigerian Christians today living in a crude camp for internally displaced people called New Kuchingoro, located outside the capital city of Abuja, weren’t feeling very charitable right now toward Muslims. These are Christians, after all, who’ve been driven
ABUJA, Nigeria — From the outside, religious persecution can often seem a one-and-done affair. A bomb goes off and then calm returns, or a militant group storms a village and then retreats. Generally news reports follow the story for a day or so, and then attention shifts elsewhere. Spending time
ABUJA/JOS, Nigeria – On Thursday, Nigerians marked the 500th day since the kidnapping of almost 300 mostly Christian schoolgirls from the remote town of Chibok by Boko Haram, the radical Islamic terrorist group held responsible for more than 17,000 deaths here since 2009. It’s long been frustrating for Nigerians that
JOS, Nigeria — Dalyop Salomon is a young Nigerian lawyer who says that in the past three years, he has lost more than 140 members of his family as well as close friends to the radical Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. And he insists that in every case, the violence