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  • Religious minorities need protection, says top Vatican official

    Religious minorities need protection, says top Vatican official

    • Sep 26, 2017

    Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, the Vatican foreign minister, told the United Nations in New York that although every recognized faith group experiences some form of oppression globally, Christians remain the most persecuted. The archbishop was citing findings from a number of extensively researched reports.

  • Chinese Catholics fear new regulations will further suppress activities

    Chinese Catholics fear new regulations will further suppress activities

    • Sep 22, 2017

    New regulations in China stipulate that if a religious group holds an activity without permission, authorities could impose a minimum fine of more than $15,000. Revenue from gatherings and property could also be confiscated. In addition, government religious authorities could demand that church officials, or those in control of venues, be removed from their positions.

  • Perils facing Christians take no break for Holy Week

    Perils facing Christians take no break for Holy Week

    • Apr 14, 2017

    Holy Week is a time of prayer and celebration around the world, but several local Churches are facing particular hardships during the most sacred time of the liturgical year. Even in predominantly Catholic countries such as Venezuela and Spain, the Church is facing hostility from government authorities.

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