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UAE church says ‘working’ for release of kidnapped Indian priest

Dubai: The Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia said it has got “strong indications” that Father Tom Uzhunnalil, the Indian priest who was kidnapped by Islamic State terrorists in Yemen ...Read More...

Christians most persecuted religious group in the world: Study

Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, with around 90,000 killed for their faith in 2016, the director of a leading religious study group has said. ...Read More...

Nepal restores Christmas as public holiday

Reversing a decision made earlier this year, the government of Nepal restored Christmas to the list of public holidays. The Government decision to reinstate Christmas as a national holiday, ...Read More...

Iraqi Christians enjoy an excited Christmas

By Mónica Zorita of Aid to the Church in Need This year, Christian refugees in the northern part of Iraq are twice as excited to celebrate the birth of ...Read More...

Priest’s Mass for mafia boss is banned

Plans to hold a mass in memory of a suspected mafia boss have sparked a scandal in Italy, with a parish priest planning to appeal to Pope Francis after ...Read More...

Kim Jong Un bans Christmas, makes North Korea worship grandma

North Korea’s tubby tyrant wants the few Christians in the hermit state to spread cheer only to celebrate his grandma, Kim Jong-suk — not the birth of Jesus. Jong-suk ...Read More...

China wants Vatican to be flexible, pragmatic on ties

Pope Francis is trying to heal a decades-old rift with China where Catholics are divided between those loyal to him and those who are members of a government-controlled official ...Read More...

Thailand’s Red Nuns

Bangkok: An American group of cloistered nuns has opened a new monastery to bring their contemplative spirituality to the northeast of Thailand. “Our contribution to the world’s need is ...Read More...

India asks Saudi to help release abducted priest

In the absence of any government in Yemen, India says it is reaching out to other regional countries like Saudi Arabia and local Yemeni authorities to reach Indian Catholic ...Read More...

Foreign priests ‘backbone’ of north Wales Catholic Church

The Catholic Church in north Wales is becoming increasingly more dependant on foreign priests, according to the Bishop of Wrexham. The Right Reverend Peter Brignall said priests from Africa ...Read More...
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