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Pope kicks off Bangladesh visit with call to action on Rohingya crisis

Vatican City, Nov 30, 2017 / 05:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis arrived in Bangladesh with words of praise for the humanitarian assistance the nation has given to Rohingya Muslim refugees, and urged greater action on their behalf from the international community. Speaking to Bangladeshi president Abdul […]

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Military action frees 900 captives of Boko Haram, Cameroon official says

Yaounde, Cameroon, Dec 4, 2015 / 06:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cameroon’s government has said a multi-national military action has freed 900 hostages of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.   Joint forces from Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria and Benin reportedly killed over 100 militants and arrested 100 more […]

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They lived Christianity: Italy’s saints of social action

Turin, Italy, May 15, 2015 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Turin is an opportunity to reflect on the outstanding group of saints whose lives embodied Catholic social teaching in 19th century Turin, when the Piedmont region underwent an industrial revolution and secularizing […]

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A Middle East without Christians: advocates call for action before it’s too late

Washington D.C., Feb 25, 2015 / 04:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Middle Eastern Christian communities face extinction, and the results for the stability and peace of the region would be devastating, said an advocacy group asking Americans to speak out on their behalf. “They have been there since […]

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New religious freedom official: the time for action is now

Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2015 / 07:05 pm (CNA).- The new U.S. religious freedom ambassador wasted no time emphasizing the urgency of his mission as he was sworn in on Feb. 20. Noting that enemies of religious freedom “have grown alarmingly strong” worldwide, Ambassador David Saperstein quoted […]

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Rise of racism, exclusion in Europe prompts call for action

Rome, Italy, Feb 20, 2015 / 12:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Church representatives across Europe cautioned Wednesday against a rise in xenophobic attitudes toward minorities and urged political leaders to stop pinning blame, and start promoting human values. “Simple slogans and cheap propaganda at the expense of immigrants […]

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Enough talk about talking – Iraqi priest calls for action on ISIS

Rome, Italy, Feb 12, 2015 / 04:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Iraqi priest currently living in Rome said that those living the nightmare of ISIS are tired of hearing talk about dialogue and human rights, and are ready to see concrete action on the part of political […]

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Catholics in Australia support Pope Francis’ action against human trafficking

Canberra, Australia, Jan 27, 2015 / 02:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Australia's bishops and religious have joined the global call of Pope Francis to mark Feb. 8, the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita, as the world day of prayer, reflection, and action against human trafficking. St. Josephine Bakhita […]

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NY cardinal: parade decision is matter of gay identity vs action

NY cardinal: parade decision is matter of gay identity vs action

New York City, N.Y., Sep 19, 2014 / 02:14 am (CNA).- Cardinal Timothy Dolan has clarified his support for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, while acknowledging some remaining concerns amid the controversy over the parade’s decision to include an LGBT advocacy group. “I share […]

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Relief workers welcome US action against Ebola

Relief workers welcome US action against Ebola

Washington D.C., Sep 17, 2014 / 04:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Barack Obama’s announcement of personnel and other aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa drew praise from relief workers involved in the region. “The situation in West Africa requires an unprecedented response, […]

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