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December 02, 2021
CNA Staff
Hundreds of buildings across the world were lit up in solidarity with persecuted Christians in Red Week, an annual event organised by the charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). This year’s commemoration, on Nov. 17-24, marked the first time that the eastern European countries of Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina have taken part in
November 24, 2021
Joseph Bukuras/CNA
The Australian Archdiocese of Brisbane has announced that all archdiocesan employees, including clergy, contractors and some volunteers, must be fully vaccinated by 15th December in accord with the state’s mandate unless they have a medical exemption.  “As we view the situation in Australia and internationally, it is clear that vaccination is the most effective way
April 29, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
The new law's stated aim is to curtail and target instances of a range of crimes, including fraud, corruption, money-laundering, terrorism or terrorism-related activities, exploitation of minors and human trafficking, as well as tax evasion.
April 29, 2021
Priscilla Huff
US President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening, urging national unity while also proposing an ambitious - and inevitably contentious - legislative agenda.
April 23, 2021
Staff Reporter
The non-binding motion further calls on the UK government “to fulfil its obligations under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide and all relevant instruments of international law to bring it to an end.”
April 23, 2021
Staff Reporter
"Despite the Vatican-China agreement on Bishop appointments," the USCIRF report says, "Chinese authorities continued to harass, detain, and torture underground Catholic bishops—such as Cui Tai and Huang Jintong—who refuse to join the state-backed Catholic association."
April 22, 2021
Staff Reporter
Written by more than 30 experts and running to more than 700 pages all told, the report looks at religious freedom violations in 196 countries – basically every country on earth – and covers trouble spots both on and off journalists’ radar screens.
April 20, 2021
Staff Reporter
Written by more than 30 experts and running to more than 700 pages all told, the report looks at religious freedom violations in 196 countries – basically every country on earth – and covers trouble spots both on and off journalists’ radar screens.
March 26, 2021
CNA Staff
The Chinese authorities announced the measures March 26 against David Alton and eight other U.K. citizens, as well as four institutions critical of the country’s human rights record.
March 22, 2021
Benedict Lopez
The 83-year-old priest has been jailed since October 2020 for his alleged role in inciting riots in Bhima Koregaon in 2018 (a village in India’s western state of Maharashtra) in 2018. He has been charged under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code, including terror-related offences of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
March 18, 2021
Staff Reporter
The CCJP initiative to protect minority girls will include consultations with politicians and other decision makers at both state and national level, promoting community awareness about the problem, and providing legal help for victims.
March 16, 2021
Staff Reporter
As many as fifty people perished in violence on Sunday, believed to have been the worst single day of bloodshed since the unrest began.
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