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Number of persecuted Christians tops 100 million worldwide

The number of persecuted Christians in the world has topped 100 million, according to a new report that says even non-violent persecution of Christians has increased, amid continuing violence. “Even Christian-majority states are experiencing unprecedented levels of exclusion, discrimination and...

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Time for Church to Act – Indian Currents

Source: Indian Currents Narendra Modi, who was then the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate, used the media and social networking sites with meticulous planning during the last Parliament elections to ensure victory. A select team of professionals continue to manage the...

Court protects Catholic-owned company from HHS mandate 0

Court protects Catholic-owned company from HHS mandate

Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan 7, 2015 / 05:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The federal government cannot force a Catholic-owned Michigan company to provide insurance coverage for sterilization, contraceptives, and drugs that could cause abortion, a court ruled Jan. 5. “Coercing citizens...

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First Rongmei priest from Kohima diocese ordained

Source UCAN Report Bishop exhorted the community to support their priests through prayers, correction, appreciation and encouragement. Kohima:  Kohima diocese in Nagaland has got its first priest from the Rongmei community. Fr. Gaikhang Gabriel was ordained by Bishop James Thoppil...

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Kerala bishops to strengthen farmers movement

Source: Matters India Kochi – Aimed at intensifying the fight for farmers’ rights, the Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC) has issued a circular urging the faithful to strengthen the Indian Farmers’ Movement (Infam), an independent movement of farmers initiated by...

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Pope Announces Names of 20 New Cardinals

Feb. 14 Consistory Will Make 15 New Cardinal Electors, Another 5 Over Voting Age Vatican City, January 04, 2015 (Zenit.org) Deborah Castellano Lubov Pope Francis has announced the 20 names of those whom he will make cardinals at the Feb. 14, 2015, consistory....

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Pope’s Message for World Day of Peace

   Many faces of slavery yesterday and today  (Note: January 1st  was the world day of Peace. For the occasion Pope Francis  sent his message of peace exhorting all to help wipe  out all forms of slavery from the face...

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In Zimbabwe, poverty is the Church’s biggest enemy

Reinhard Backes     Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe, Dec 30, 2014 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Felix Tachiona Mukaro is disappointed in his country’s politicians, as many Zimbabweans are, saying they are more concerned with power than the peoples' poverty. “All...