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Tag Archive for ‘Muslim’

Concern mounts in India over persecution of religious minorities

New Delhi, India, Dec 19, 2014 / 04:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The rise in attacks by Hindu radicals against members of minority religions in India, primarily Christians and Muslims, is drawing concern across the country, with many calling for more concrete government action. Since May, there have been a “recorded 34 cases of physical and […]

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ISIS reportedly selling Christian artifacts, turning churches into torture chambers

Dec. 23, 2014. FoxNews: The Islamic State is turning Christian churches in Iraq and Syria into dungeons and torture chambers after stripping them of priceless artifacts to sell on the black market, according to reports. Ancient relics and even entire murals are being torn from the houses of worship and smuggled out through the same routes previously […]

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Every five minutes, a Christian dies in the Middle East

Madrid, Spain, Dec 12, 2014 / 04:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Gabriel Nadaf is a priest of the Greek Orthodox Church. He lives in Nazareth and faces death threats for publicizing the state of Christians in the Middle East. Fr. Nadaf has a 24-hour security escort, the highest level of protection offered by Israeli authorities. […]

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‘Don’t abandon us’ – Church in Mosul ‘no longer exists’

Mosul, Iraq, Oct 23, 2014 / 04:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Reflecting on his recent trip to the Holy Land and to Iraqi Kurdistan, Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City said that for all practical purposes, the bishops of Mosul no longer have Churches to shepherd. “When we were in Erbil, we met with the Archbishop […]

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Prayer a stronghold in life, death of Catholic journalist James Foley

Manchester, N.H., Aug 20, 2014 / 07:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Prayer not only served as a source of strength for Catholic journalist James Foley . . . but is now a foundation for his family and community.The Foley’s bishop, Bishop Peter A. Libasci of Manchester, N.H., told EWTN on Aug. 20 that the news of the […]

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Iraqi bishop warns that West will suffer from Islamism

Erbil, Iraq, Aug 19, 2014 / 06:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul has warned that Christians around the world would face suffering from Islamists as his diocese has, and decisions that challenge the underpinnings of Western political ideas.”Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also […]

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The dream of the Caliphate spreads to Indonesia and Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Anti-terrorism experts from Malaysia and Indonesia have reported that several Malaysians and Indonesians have recently joined the Islamic State terror group (formerly known as ISIS), which is active in Iraq and Syria, and are apparently planning attacks and violence in their countries of origin. The fascination exerted by former al Qaeda […]

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Catholic groups unite to help Iraqis ousted by extremists

Mosul, Iraq, Aug 6, 2014 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Catholic Relief Services and Caritas have agreed to a common plan to help those who have fled from their homes in the portions of northern Iraq now controlled by the Islamic State.The militant Sunni Islamist organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was among the […]

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Report shows ‘egregious’ religious freedom violations in Syria

Washington D.C., May 6, 2014 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. government should designate Syria as a “country of particular concern” due to “particularly severe violations of religious freedom” in its ongoing conflict, a global religious liberty group said.“The existing humanitarian disaster and egregious human rights and religious freedom violations pose a serious danger […]

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Rosary Miracle: Muslim Forces Defeated in The Battle of Lepanto ~ 1571

“The pope was in his chapel before day or battle broke…” – G.K. Chesterton, Lepanto. Today the Church commemorates the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, a celebration that has its origin not, as it would seem, in simply a prayer, but in a battle. On October 7th, 1571 a fleet of ships assembled […]

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