Christians remain under seige in Marawi, reduced to eating cloth to survive

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Christians are fleeing for their lives as ISIS-linked terrorists are rampaging through the city of Marawi in the Philippines. After three weeks of hostile occupation, the town's population has been reduced to just 300-600 people. Three weeks ago, it was a bustling city of 200,000. The people who remain are mostly Christians, and some are

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Christian Girl Abducted by ISIS Reunited with Parents after 3 Years

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After almost three years in captivity, an Iraqi Christian girl abducted by the Islamic State in August 2014 has finally been reunited with her parents. Christina Abada, who is about to celebrate her sixth birthday, was welcomed home at around 10am this morning, local time. Locals say she was released by the Iraqi Special Forces.

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Young Christian Woman Said To Be Kidnapped outside Cairo, Egypt

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A young Coptic woman in a suburb of Cairo, Egypt remains missing after her disappearance last week from an area where Muslim attacks against Christians have surged, sources said. Suzan Ashraf Rawy, 22, left for work by foot from her home in Al Khosous on the morning of June 5 but never arrived at the

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Pope gives priests 30 days to accept bishop or face suspension

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Pope Francis has given priests in the Nigerian Diocese of Ahiara 30 days to write a letter promising obedience to him and accepting the bishop appointed for their diocese. Priests who do not write the letter will be suspended, according to Fides, the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples. The papal

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70-Year-Old Church Secretary Caught Stealing Nearly 60k

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A 70-year-old church secretary was recently caught stealing $59,000 from the Iowa church where she worked, reports The Christian Post. Last year, it was discovered that Carol Jean Padgett, who was a secretary at Unity Lutheran Church for 11 years, had stolen at least $59,000 from the church to purchase personal items. Padgett was implicitly

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ISIS-linked militants ‘threaten to behead priest and churchgoers’

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Islamists belonging to the militant group Maute have telephoned a bishop to say they will execute the priest and churchgoers kidnapped this week unless the military called off its offensive against them, according to local media. Mgr Elmer Abacahin of Cagayan de Oro told Mindanao’s Gold Star Daily that the group had phoned Bishop Edwin

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Cardinal Nichols blesses crucifix that survived ISIS

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An English cardinal and an Iraqi archbishop have jointly blessed a crucifix that survived the destruction of ISIS. Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil met at Archbishop’s House in London to bless the crucifix, which, while still intact, had been found in the rubble left behind by ISIS in Iraq.

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No research can ever justify destroying human embryos, Pope Francis says

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Pope Francis has urged scientists not to take part in a “throwaway culture” by destroying human embryos in the search for a cure to Huntington’s disease. “We know that no ends, even noble in themselves, such as a predicted utility for science, for other human beings or for society, can justify the destruction of human

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Pope Francis: many young people in the Church have fallen into the ‘temptation of rigidity’

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Pray that those who are too rigid learn to follow the way of Christ and his meekness, Pope Francis said on May 5 during his early morning Mass in the chapel of his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae. With the day’s first reading dedicated to the conversion of Saul — who went from fiercely persecuting Christians

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ISIS claim deadly attack on police checkpoint at Sinai monastery

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ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai late on Tuesday which authorities said killed one policeman and wounded four. The militants opened fire from an elevated hilltop overlooking the police checkpoint just outside the monastery, which is located in a remote desert and

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