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January 22, 2021
Sam Sweeney
ISIS destroyed the village church of Tel Hormiz, one of the last homes of the Church of the East. Sam Sweeney Reports
December 12, 2020
David Kilby
One group that seems to be forgotten in climate discussions is the indigenous people living in and surviving on the Amazon rainforest.
December 03, 2020
Catholic News Agency
Three Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including a Catholic university student, were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for participating in illegal protests. Democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam were sentenced to 13.5 months, 10 months, and 7 months, respectively, in prison. They had each pled guilty last month to taking part in an
November 13, 2020
Courtney Mares/CNA
When 90-year-old Cardinal Christian Tumi was interrogated in captivity by armed separatists in Cameroon last week, he calmly told his captors that he had been called by God to preach only what is true. A video published on social media Nov. 7 revealed a conversation that took place while Cardinal Tumi was held overnight by separatist militias
November 12, 2020
Courtney Mares/CNA
In response to reports that militants linked to the Islamic State had beheaded more than 50 people in northern Mozambique, a Catholic charity is sending emergency aid to the affected diocese. Local media in Mozambique have reported that Islamist militants carried out executions on a soccer field in the village of Muidumbe in the country’s
November 11, 2020
Mark Pattison
Christians top the list for countries where they face either governmental or social hostility, according to a new report issued Nov. 10 by the Pew Research Center. Christians have topped the list each year since Pew started collecting data in 2007. The number of countries where Christians face some form of hostility rose from 143
November 09, 2020
Staff Reporter
Joan Roig Diggle was described by Cardinal Juan José Omella, archbishop of Barcelona, as an "ardent defender of the Social Doctrine of the Church".
November 06, 2020
David Agren
Hurricane Eta reached Category 4 strength with sustained winds of 110 miles per hour as it slowly moved along the Nicaragua coast
November 06, 2020
Courtney Mares/CNA
Cardinal Christian Tumi, who was kidnapped by gunmen Thursday evening in Cameroon’s Northwest Region, has been freed. “Glory be to God. Cardinal Tumi has been freed by the Separatist fighters. He is fine and in good health,” Bishop George Nkuo of Kumbo diocese announced on the afternoon of Nov. 6. The 90-year-old archbishop emeritus of
November 05, 2020
Dale Gavlak
A Catholic priest expressed gratitude that parishioners are safe, but their iconic cathedral sustained damages from a powerful earthquake that struck Turkey’s western city of Izmir Oct. 30. The deadliest tremor to hit Turkey in nearly a decade killed at least 115 people, including two teenagers on the nearby Greek island of Samos. The magnitude
November 05, 2020
Staff Reporter
Eight nuns have reportedly been forced to leave their convent in northern China due to government pressure. The whereabouts of the nuns has not yet been reported, but one of them told Bitter Winter that officials declared them “dangerous persons” and “repeatedly harassed” them. “They asked us to write down what we had done since
November 05, 2020
Catholic News Service
Asia’s cardinal-designate from Brunei said the church in his country is “the periphery within the periphery.” Cardinal-designate Cornelius Sim of Brunei told ucanews.com he found it “very significant” that Pope Francis is appointing people from remote areas. “I believe that the institutional church in many large countries, to be honest, is not giving a good