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West Bank town takes pride in links to St. Nicholas, celebrates Dec. 19

BEIT JALLA, West Bank (CNS) — Bethlehem might have the Church of the Nativity, but residents of this largely Christian town adjacent to Bethlehem say they have St. Nicholas. “People believe he is the protector of the city,” said Father Faysal Hijazen, parish priest of the Church of the Annunciation. “In all of the Christian […]

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‘Christians are not safe’: European Parliament calls attention to terrifying Christian persecution

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – During the meeting on Wednesday, Schulz said Christian persecution is “undervalued” and “hasn’t been properly addressed.” EP Vice President Antonio Tajani referred to Europe’s protection of persecuted Christians throughout the world when he said the country sometimes “falls into the temptation of thinking [it] can ignore this task.” Speakers […]

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The Decline of Christian America

“This is a Christian nation,” said the Supreme Court in 1892. “America was born a Christian nation,” echoed Woodrow Wilson. Harry Truman affirmed it: “This is a Christian nation.” But in 2009, Barack Hussein Obama begged to differ: “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.” Comes now a Pew Research Center survey that reveals […]

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Christians returning to Homs, Syria, even though Islamic State looms

Homs, Syria, Apr 1, 2015 / 02:01 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- In the wake of the Syrian regime’s taking full control of the ancient Christian city of Homs almost a year ago, a measure of normality has returned for local residents – including a remnant of the Christian population. The long-time home […]

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Christians Now Outnumber Communists in China

Breitbart News:Though the Chinese Communist Party is the largest explicitly atheist organization in the world, with 85 million official members, it is now overshadowed by an estimated 100 million Christians in China. It is no wonder Beijing is nervous and authorities are cracking down on Christian groups. Christianity is growing so fast in China that […]

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The Spirit of Christmas and the Spirit of Islam

Catholic World Report. Dec. 21, 2014. How much do Christians and Muslims have in common? Plenty of clues can be found in the celebration of Christmas. “The man that hath no music in himself/ Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds/ Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils” –William Shakespeare, The Merchant of […]

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Areas Christians should not travel

By way of a Public Service Announcement, we highly suggest Americans (particularly Christians) avoid the following areas of Jihadist operation… Source: ZeroHedge and Stratfor

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Iraqi refugees in desperate need of aid, relief worker says

Rome, Italy, Aug 26, 2014 / 02:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As summer comes to a close and colder temperatures approach, Iraqi refugees will increasingly rely upon the international community to meet their needs, an aid worker on the ground in Kurdistan said.Kris Ozar, head of programming for Catholic Relief Service Egypt, has been traveling back […]

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Priest from Nineveh: ‘Christianity is finished in Iraq’

Rome, Italy, Aug 8, 2014 / 04:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest hailing from what used to be Iraq’s largest Christian city has lamented the exodus of over 100,000 Christians from the city, many of whom are fleeing on foot with no food, money or water.“Today the story of Christianity is finished in Iraq,” said […]

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Pope Francis: Angelus appeal for peace in Iraq, Gaza

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis renewed his call for prayer and concrete assistance for the suffering populations of Iraq this Sunday. Addressing the crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square for the traditional Angelusprayer, the Holy Father also offered prayerful appeals for an end to the fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas militants in Gaza, and for the […]

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