WORLD NEWS - 2020
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Pope Francis appoints bishop in US as administrator of Canadian eparchy

Vatican City: (CNA) Pope Francis appointed a New Jersey-based bishop as the administrator of a Canadian eparchy Tuesday.



The Holy See press office announced Oct. 20 that the pope had named Bishop Kurt Burnette as the apostolic administrator of the Slovak Catholic Eparchy of Ss. Cyril an

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Pope commits to clean finances amid scandal in backyard

ROME: (AP) Pope Francis told European anti-money laundering experts Thursday that the Vatican was committed to “clean finance,” as he denounced financial speculation amid a spiraling corruption investigation in the heart of the Holy See.



It is rare for a head of state to mee

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Pope Francis names leading physicist to pontifical academy

Vatican City: (CNA) Pope Francis appointed the director-general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Tuesday to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.



The Holy See press office said Sept. 29 that the pope had named Fabiola Gianotti as an “ordinary member” of

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Pope Francis pleads with Catholics not to gossip

Vatican City: (CNA) Pope Francis implored Catholics Sunday not to gossip about one another’s faults, but instead to follow Jesus’ directive on fraternal correction in the Gospel of Matthew.



“When we see a mistake, a defect, a slip of a brother or sister, usually the fi

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Pope Francis sends condolences after death of Cardinal Simonis

Vatican City: (CNA) Pope Francis offered his condolences Thursday after Dutch Cardinal Adrianus Simonis died at the age of 88.



The cardinal led the Archdiocese of Utrecht for nearly 25 years, and is remembered for his dedication to defending Catholic doctrine regarding marriage, the fam

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Pope Francis: The cross reminds us of the sacrifices of the Christian life

Vatican City: (CNA) Pope Francis said Sunday the crucifix we wear or hang on our wall is not supposed to be decorative, but a reminder of God’s love and the sacrifices involved in the Christian life.



“The cross is the holy sign of God’s Love and a sign of Jesus’

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IDC Commends the Trump and Macron Administrations for Supporting Lebanon

Washington, D.C: In Defense of Christians (IDC), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East, commends the governments of the United States and France for supporting the people of Lebanon in their hour of need.



On August 7,

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IDC Calls for Global Support for the Lebanese People

Washington, DC: In Defense of Christians (IDC), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East, calls on the international community to stand in solidarity with the Lebanese people in the wake of today’s events.



At appro

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Pope Francis urges Catholics to follow ‘God’s logic’

Vatican City: (CNA) Pope Francis urged Catholics Sunday to follow “God’s logic” by taking responsibility for the welfare of others.



In his Angelus address Aug. 2, he reflected on Sunday’s Gospel, the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 (Matthew 14:13-21).

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Pope Accepts Resignation of Vatican Diplomat Archbishop Pinto

Vatican City: (CNA) Pope Francis Friday accepted the resignation of Vatican diplomat Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto as an apostolic nuncio.



Pinto, 68, resigned in April 2019 as nuncio to Croatia, a post he had held for just a year and nine months. His reasons for resigning were unclear, thou

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Pope Francis appoints apostolic administrator for troubled Polish diocese

Vatican City: (CNA) Pope Francis appointed Thursday an apostolic administrator to take charge of a Polish diocese whose bishop is under investigation over his handling of an abuse case.



The Vatican announced June 25 that the pope had named Archbishop Grzegorz Ryś of Łódź as the a

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Egypt: Missing Christian Mother Reappears as Pious Muslim in Video

Cairo: (By Raymond Ibrahim) After disappearing in Egypt, a Coptic Christian wife and mother appeared in a video, dressed in all black Islamic attire (niqab), saying that she had willingly converted to Islam and no longer wants anyone—her husband, children, family—to bother about her a

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Pope urges solidarity on an Easter of both joy, virus sorrow

VATICAN CITY: (AP) Pope Francis called for solidarity the world over to confront the “epochal challenge” posed by the coronavirus pandemic, as Christians celebrated a solitary Easter Sunday, blending the joyful feast day with sorrow over the toll the virus has already taken.



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19 Christians Killed In Nigerian Village

ABUJA, NIGERIA: (BosNewsLife)– Nineteen Nigerian Christians are now known to have died in an attack by Fulani militants on the village of Kwatas, in Nigeria’s Plateau State, aid workers say.



The villagers were taking part in a social gathering on Sunday, January 26, when the

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Pence meets privately with Pope Francis at Vatican

Vatican City: (UPI) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Pope Francis at the Vatican Friday on his return trip from Israel and the World Holocaust Forum.



The two met privately in the papal library, along with U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Newt Gingrich, Vatican officials said.

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Islamic Militants Kill Three Christian Teachers In Kenya

NAIROBI, KENYA: January 20, 2020. (BosNewsLife) Christians in eastern Kenya have plunged into mourning after three Christian teachers were killed in the latest attack by Islamic militants terrorizing the region. Officials and religious rights groups said the Christian men died when fighters of th

"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

On demand of our readers, I have decided to release E-Book version of "Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" on website of PCP which can also be viewed on website of Pakistan Christian Congress www.pakistanchristiancongress.org . You can read chapter wise by clicking tab on left handside of PDF format of E-Book.

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