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February 2018

“We are Copts. And we are ready for anything”
Church
February 19, 2018

“We are Copts. And we are ready for anything”

“We know that other attacks are likely to happen at any time." The wounds have not yet healed in Egypt, as suicide bombings and shootings continue in its cities and streets. In recent months, Christians have been prime targets for…
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Almost 50 thousand new Catholics baptized in China in 2017
Church
February 19, 2018

Almost 50 thousand new Catholics baptized in China in 2017

Data published on the eve of the Chinese New Year shows "a new missionary impulse," according to Agenzia Fides According to data sent by the “Faith Cultural Society” to Agenzia Fides, 48,556 faithful were baptized in 2017 in China. The data,…
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Longest reigning pope (after St. Peter) might soon be canonized
Church
February 19, 2018

Longest reigning pope (after St. Peter) might soon be canonized

Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. The canonization process for Blessed Pope Pius IX (1846-1878) is accelerating, said his postulator, Bishop Carlo Liberati, in Vatican News. Bishop Liberati added that the Holy See could proceed soon to an…
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Paul VI will be canonized this year, Francis confirms
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February 18, 2018

Paul VI will be canonized this year, Francis confirms

In 50th anniversary year of Humanae Vitae, pope known for teaching on birth control will be recognized as saint On Thursday, when Pope Francis met with priests of his Diocese of Rome, he confirmed that Pope Paul VI will be…
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A church honoring the 21 Egyptian Copts murdered by ISIS, dedicated in Egypt
Church
February 18, 2018

A church honoring the 21 Egyptian Copts murdered by ISIS, dedicated in Egypt

Three years after the killing of 21 Egyptian Copts, the church was dedicated in presence of their families. The images had traveled around the world: on February 15, 2015, 21 Coptic hostages in orange jumpsuits on a Libyan beach were…
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Vatican Radio: The Pope’s Rosary and the new edition of “The Gospel Inside” among the key events during Lent
Church
February 18, 2018

Vatican Radio: The Pope’s Rosary and the new edition of “The Gospel Inside” among the key events during Lent

The Secretariat for Communication of the Holy See strengthens synergy with the Catholic world and starts professional training for radio commentaries of liturgical events. Vatican Radio Italy’s programming for Lent is underway. Starting on Sunday, February 18, the Rosary recited…
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Boston cardinal will stay at head of Vatican commission for child protection
Church
February 18, 2018

Boston cardinal will stay at head of Vatican commission for child protection

Francis confirms Cardinal O'Malley in the post, and names 16 members, 9 of whom are new to the commission Pope Francis has confirmed Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston as president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minorsand named 16 members…
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4 Lenten traditions from your German heritage
Articles
February 18, 2018

4 Lenten traditions from your German heritage

The people of Germany have their share of Lenten traditions that were passed down through the generations. The holy season of Lent is commemorated in different ways all around the world according to local traditions. These various expressions have helped…
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How is Lent observed around the world?
Articles
February 18, 2018

How is Lent observed around the world?

For most of India, Lent began on "Ash Monday" ... When it comes to observing Lent, India is unusual in that out of 168 dioceses, 29 are Syro-Malabar, eight are Syro-Malankara and 131 are Latin. Around the world, there are…
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Meet ‘Mamma Rosa:’ A mother of 11 children on the road to sainthood
Articles
February 18, 2018

Meet ‘Mamma Rosa:’ A mother of 11 children on the road to sainthood

Pope Pius XII wanted all Christian families to know about this saintly mother. Mothers don’t always get the credit they deserve. They sacrifice themselves each day for their children and strive to instill in them good faith and morals, but…
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