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Francis modifies norms for the resignation of bishops
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February 19, 2018

Francis modifies norms for the resignation of bishops

On Thursday Pope Francis tweaked the Church’s policies on bishops and Curial officials reaching the age of retirement, indicating that they should accept what God wants, whether accepting retirement or accepting continued service. The changes were made through a motu proprio entitled Imparare…
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Christians in Nigeria suffer under the yoke of the “African Taliban”
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February 19, 2018

Christians in Nigeria suffer under the yoke of the “African Taliban”

he diocese of Maiduguri, in northeastern Nigeria, is threatened by Islamist hatred. Christians are abused because of their beliefs, but keep a strong faith. The Christians of the Sahara-Sahel region never stop suffering, particularly the faithful of the city of…
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Sudan government demolishes church just hours after service
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February 19, 2018

Sudan government demolishes church just hours after service

Persecution of Christians in Sudan has been on the rise since 2013 Just hours after Sunday’s service, a small Evangelical congregation in Sudan’s capital city of Al Haj Yousif watched in horror as government officials arrived with a bulldozer and…
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South Florida massacre raises 2018 national death toll of school shootings to 23
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February 16, 2018

South Florida massacre raises 2018 national death toll of school shootings to 23

Until now, the news was that people were getting used to frequent school-related uses of firearms Until Valentine’s Day, the nation seemed to be getting so accustomed to the use of firearms on or near campus that it usually didn’t…
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The story of Pope John Paul II and the mysterious homeless man
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February 1, 2018

The story of Pope John Paul II and the mysterious homeless man

Pope Francis recounted this well known story in the Vatican about his saintly predecessor VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is not the first pope to have a heart for the homeless, as he himself attests. In an interview last year with an Italian magazine run by…
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Statue of the Virgin Mary is Left Miraculously Intact After Fire
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January 31, 2018

Statue of the Virgin Mary is Left Miraculously Intact After Fire

A violent fire at a military base near Madrid spared nothing except a small statue and surrounding vegetation The events took place at the El Goloso military base, located near the Spanish capital, seat of the nation’s armored infantry brigade…
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January 27, 2018

Irish Priest warns demonic possession on the rise

An Irish priest has warned that demonic possession is on the rise. Fr. Pat Collins, a trained exorcist, has asked the bishops of Ireland to train more priests to help as the number of cases grows. Demonic possession is on…
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In prayer you gotta play hard, says pope
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January 14, 2018

In prayer you gotta play hard, says pope

Prayer that isn't courageous isn't Christian prayer, Francis proposes at Santa Marta today. Prayer that is not courageous, even ready to challenge the Lord, is not Christian prayer, Pope Francis reflected today in his homily at Casa Santa Marta. Calling…
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Six kidnapped nuns liberated in Nigeria
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January 12, 2018

Six kidnapped nuns liberated in Nigeria

During a two day police operation, six women religious who were captured in Nigeria's Edo state two months ago were released unharmed on Saturday, generating much joy from the Christian community. The women were freed during a Jan. 6 police…
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Pope invites 2,100 needy people to the circus
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January 11, 2018

Pope invites 2,100 needy people to the circus

"God loves us and wants us to be happy." Pope Francis will be inviting some 2,100 needy people — including the homeless, a group of prisoners, low-income families and volunteers — to a circus on January 18, according to the…
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