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February 15, 2021
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These measures come in the weeks leading up to Pope Francis’ March 5-8 trip to Iraq. The pope’s schedule includes a Mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Baghdad on March 6 and a visit to the Syriac Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Bakhdida March 7.
February 12, 2021
Ferdie Rous
In a statement released on Thursday, the South African Bishops conference praised president Cyril Ramaphosa’s clarification of his herd immunity policy on 1st February.
February 12, 2021
Ferdie Rous
The military coup in Myanmar has revived pro-democracy demonstrations in neighbouring Thailand.
February 12, 2021
Ferdie Rous
India’s IT minister has cautioned US-based tech firms amid an ongoing face face-off with Twitter over content linked to the farmer protests in New Delhi.
February 11, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Rights organisation, Human Rights Watch have called for a UN inquiry into the alleged indiscriminate shelling of urban areas in Tigray by Ethiopian federal forces.
February 11, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Cardinal Álvaro Ramazzini has condemned the violent treatment of Central American migrants  by Guatemalan security forces.
February 10, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Four years after a Columbian-born nun was kidnapped by Islamist militants in Mali, the Malian church reissued calls for her release.
February 10, 2021
Catholic News Agency
Vatican City, Feb 10, 2021 / 04:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis said on Wednesday that prayer can fortify us as we face the challenges of daily life.
February 10, 2021
Ferdie Rous
At his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis prayed for and “expressed [his] closeness” to the victims of flooding in northern India. Over 30 people have died and nearly 200 more are reported missing after flash floods burst a dam in the state of Uttarakhand on Sunday. Reportedly caused by the separation of a glacier, the
February 10, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Houthi rebels have attacked the Saudi-backed Yemen government's stronghold of Marib. The news comes days after Biden vowed to end all US support for "offensive operations" in Yemen.
February 10, 2021
Ferdie Rous
As an estimated 100,000 protesters demonstrated in Yangon and thousands more marched across the country on Wednesday, 40 police joined protesters in Kayah province.
February 10, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Amid ongoing unrest, Haitian President Jovenel Moise has ousted senior judges proposed as possible interim national leaders.
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