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North Korean defector: Despite horrific persecution, Christianity is growing

Washington D.C., May 14, 2017 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Although the North Korean government is doing everything it can to suppress Christianity, the faith continues to spread, said a defector and missionary who called for prayers and action to increase religious freedom in the country. “It […]

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Meet the Christians in Syria who want to stay, despite the war

Homs, Syria, Feb 17, 2015 / 02:01 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- “Fortunately, the battles are over for now. There was fierce fighting in Al Nabek all through Advent. No one was able to flee. The people were trapped. Peace was then finally restored in […]

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Pope: don’t be depressed – despite our ugly reality, we have hope

Vatican City, Nov 27, 2014 / 09:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that although sin and corruption often seem to win out over good, Jesus gives us a promise of hope which enables us to keep “our heads held high.” “Do […]

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US bishops say despite media hype, synod showed consensus

Baltimore, Md., Nov 10, 2014 / 03:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops who attended the recent Synod on the Family have emphasized that while the media painted a picture of conflict, the synod fathers were actually united in support of Church teaching. “This synod, brothers, was […]

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Pope commends Malawians’ pledge to family despite obstacles

Vatican City, Nov 7, 2014 / 01:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Addressing the bishops from the southeast African nation of Malawi on Thursday, Pope Francis noted his gratitude to their people for their commitment to family and solidarity. “I wish … to express my appreciation for the admirable […]

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Despite persecution, Year of Consecrated Life celebrated in Syria

Damascus, Syria, Nov 5, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite persecution and threats faced by the Catholic faithful in Syria, religious communities in the war-torn country have continued their initiatives to proclaim the message of the Gospel. On Oct. 31, some 50 men and women religious […]

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Despite violence, rumors of Nigeria split called a false alarm

Despite violence, rumors of Nigeria split called a false alarm

Vatican City, Sep 8, 2014 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama spoke out in the wake of more violent attacks in Nigeria, saying that although fears are high, rumors that the country is following a similar pattern as Iraq are exaggerated. “It is too alarmist […]

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Faith of Iraqi Christians called unbreakable, despite persecution

Faith of Iraqi Christians called unbreakable, despite persecution

Erbil, Iraq, Aug 22, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Iraqi Christians' faith is not diminished, even as they face exile from their homes and profound suffering, an official with a Catholic pastoral charity has said after visiting Kurdistan, where many have taken refuge. “The faith is […]

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Despite Gaza violence, Catholic relief agency works for peace

Despite Gaza violence, Catholic relief agency works for peace

Gaza City, Jul 18, 2014 / 11:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Though fighting has escalated between Israel and Palestinian militants based in the Gaza Strip, a Catholic Relief Services spokeswoman has stressed that the agency still aims to advance peace in the region. “This conflict has dimmed the […]

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