Religious Persecution

Thumbnail albanian priest A delayed desire: Albanian priest waited decades for ordination

An Albanian Catholic priest shared his story of encountering persecution for his faith by the country's repressive state atheism, noting how he...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 634688099 A message from heaven: God is the only way to peace

Jesus said to his first disciples, and to all future disciples, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give...

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Thumbnail elephants credit volodymyr burdiak shutterstock cna An Indian woman became a nun...because of elephants?

Orissa, India, Feb 7, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Nine years ago, Christians in the Kandhamal district of Odisha, India suffered the worst...

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Thumbnail protestors can take refuge and pray for peace in one of two tent chapels on maidan square in kiev credit jakub szymczuk gosc niedzielny courtesy aid to the church in need 3 cna As Ukraine conflict continues, Christians seek unity and peace

Rimini, Italy, Sep 3, 2016 / 05:50 am (CNA).- To overcome conflicts, to fight hatred with goodness, to make Ukraine a free and European country:...

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Thumbnail un flag outside of the united nations headquarters new york credit united nations photo via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 6 9 15 3 At UN, calls for global response to Christian genocide

The plight of Christians and other Middle East minorities demands action from the international community, one leader in relief efforts said in a...

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Thumbnail a family at the khazair checkpoint after fleeing from mosul iraq on june 11 2014 credit r nuri unhcr acnur via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 7 23 14 Bishops' charge to US government: help Iraqi Christians

The U.S. bishops have urged the U.S. government to assist Iraqi Christian victims of persecution, while France has offered asylum to Iraqi...

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Thumbnail romes trevi fountain illuminated red for persecuted christians credit daniel ibanez  cna Blood-red Trevi fountain a wake-up call on Christian persecution

Illuminated by the red light that spilled across Rome’s Trevi fountain, voices from persecuted Christian communities across the world shared the...

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Thumbnail cardinal joseph zen ze kiun departs the pontifical urbaniana university in rome on nov 18 2014 credit bohumil petrik cna cna 11 19 14 Cardinal Zen urges prayer for Christians in China

Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017 / 12:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Chinese Catholics celebrate the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Cardinal Joseph...

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Thumbnail supreme knight dr carl a anderson address the 129th knights of columbus supreme convention during the states dinner credit peter zelasko cna Carl Anderson: Christian forgiveness is the path to Middle East peace

New York City, N.Y., Oct 14, 2016 / 06:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christianity is at a crossroads in the Middle East, and only a dedicated campaign of...

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Thumbnail refugee crisis credit mikael damkier via wwwshutterstockcom cna Catholic leaders: Refugee ban actually harms national security

Washington D.C., Feb 2, 2017 / 04:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Rather than protecting U.S. interests, recent executive orders restricting immigrants and...

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Thumbnail flag of china credit tomas roggero via flickr cc by 20 12 10 15 China's 'disgraceful' human rights record gets worse every year

Washington D.C., Oct 8, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- China’s “utterly disgraceful” human rights record is not just bad, it’s getting worse...

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Thumbnail 20151208t1146 868 cns kerry genocide Christian genocide happening now!

For many of us who strive to seriously practice faith in Jesus Christ, and to extend that practice out into the marketplace, the political square...

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Thumbnail pope francis at the jubilee audience in st peters square honoring members of the police firemen and armed forces on april 30 2016 alexey gotovskiy cna cna 1 Christian persecution extends beyond genocide, Pope says

    In a wide-ranging question and answer session on Saturday, Pope Francis said it is “reductionism” to describe the violence against...

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Thumbnail cross of the martyrs credit aaron groote via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 1 15 16 Christians are the most widely targeted religious group in the world

Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2017 / 04:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When it comes to religious persecution, Christians are the most widely targeted...

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Thumbnail sudanese church of christ after apparent razing and looting in um bartumbu south kordofan sudan june 16 2012 credit eyes and ears nuba cna Critics of church demolitions in Sudan pressured to keep silent

Khartoum, Sudan, Mar 10, 2017 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians who are criticizing government action against churches are facing pressure...

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Thumbnail mourning woman credit photo unit via flickr cc by nc 20  cna DC leaders discuss protection, justice for ISIS victims

Washington D.C., Sep 23, 2016 / 03:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With ISIS continuing to threaten vulnerable populations in Iraq and Syria, more action...

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Thumbnail syrian refugee child credit vlada93 shutterstock cna Don't shut US doors to refugees, bishops plead

Washington D.C., Mar 6, 2017 / 03:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With people fleeing humanitarian crises around the world, President Donald Trump’s new...

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Thumbnail candles credit unsplash 3 cna Dozens of Egyptian Christians killed in bus attack (Updated)

Cairo, Egypt, May 26, 2017 / 09:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An attack on a bus carrying Christian pilgrims in Egypt on Friday killed at least 28...

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