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Russian plane crash : 71 killed

More than 70 people died when a Russian passenger plane crashed shortly after take-off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport on February 12, officials say. Saratov Airlines flight 6W703 was heading ...Read More...

Pakistani rights, democracy activist Asma Jahangir dead

Lahore: Doughty Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir, who fought her battle on the streets as well in courts, opposed military strongmen and steadfastly championed the rights of women, ...Read More...

Police shoot man during sword attack on Indonesian church

Sleman: Police in Indonesia have shot a sword-wielding man who attacked a church congregation during Mass, injuring four people. The reason for the attack Sunday morning in Sleman district ...Read More...

Roman Colosseum to be lit red for persecuted Christians

Rome: The Roman Colosseum will be illuminated by red lights later this month to draw attention to the persecution of Christians around the world, and especially in Syria and ...Read More...

Homilies, “no more than 10 minutes, please!” Pope

Rome: While Catholic insiders may hash it out over complicated political and theological matters such as the precise meaning of Amoris Laetitia, the pope’s document on the family, or ...Read More...

Two Catholic priests murdered in Mexico

Acapulco:The Archdiocese of Acapulco, Mexico, reported that two priests were murdered early Monday morning, Feb 5. Fr. Iván Añorve Jaimes, pastor of Holy Family Parish in the town of ...Read More...

Singapore to amend law after ‘showbiz pastor’ case

Singapore: Singapore will amend a law that allowed a megachurch pastor to escape a harsher prison term for fraud despite funnelling millions in church funds into his wife’s music ...Read More...

Syria: Christians, Muslims attend service in years

Deir Ezzor: A solemn group of Christians held their first prayer service in years on January 3 in the ravaged church of St. Mary in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor ...Read More...

Vatican, China close to signing deal on bishops

A framework accord between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops is ready and could be signed in a few months in what would be a historic ...Read More...

Pope announces day of prayer, fasting for Congo and South Sudan

Vatican City: On Sunday Pope Francis announced that Friday the first full week of Lent would be a day of prayer and fasting for peace given the many ongoing ...Read More...
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