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Pope Francis at general audience: Jesus is the Good doctor

This week’s catechesis of the Pope centred on the Gospel account of Jesus calling St Matthew – a tax collector and a sinner – to be his disciple.
He said that by eating with the tax collectors and sinners, Jesus shows how even they can become disciples.
“Like the tax collector Matthew, every one o

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Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on The Joy of Love

The lengthy document, entitled ‘Amoris Laetitia’, or The Joy of Love, affirms the Church’s teaching that stable families are the building blocks of a healthy society and a place where children learn to love, respect and interact with others.
At the same time the text warns against idealizing the ma

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Indian Priest reportedly crucified on Good Friday by ISIS

Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, 56, was taken by Islamist gunmen, reportedly linked to ISIS, who attacked an old people’s home in Aden, southern Yemen, killing at least 15 people, on March 4.
The terrorists reportedly carried out the heinous murder on Good Friday, after threatening to do so earlier in th

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Pakistanis hunt militants behind blast that killed at least 70

The attack on Sunday evening in a busy park in the eastern city of Lahore, the powerbase of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, killed mostly women and children enjoying an Easter weekend outing. Pakistan is a majority-Muslim state but has a Christian population of more than 2 million.
It was the deadlies

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Pope Francis: Christ has won perfect victory over evil

followed by the traditional Benedictio urbi et orbi – the “Blessing of the City and the World”.
Delivered from the central loggia – the balcony set in the middle of the upper level of the façade of St. Pater’s Basilica – the Holy Father’s remarks on the occasion focused on Christ’s perfect triumph

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19 Jews Smuggled out of Yemen Due to Increasing Anti-Semitism

UnitedwithIsrael.org reports that the Jewish Agency for Israel has rescued about 200 Jews from Yemen in recent years.
The most recent rescue involved 19 Jews; 14 from the town of Raydah and a family of five from Sana’a.
The group arriving in Israel from Raydah included a rabbi who brought with hi

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Belgium bombing suspect 'still on the run'; two suicide bombers identified

The airport confirmed it will remain closed on Thursday and there is no set date for reopening.
It issued a statement which read: "Because the forensic investigation is still under way we currently have no access to the building. Until we can assess the damage, it remains unclear when we can resume

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Mother Teresa to be Made a Saint

The decision has been long-anticipated, and it is expected that Pope Francis will sign a decree approving her canonization and set a date for the official event.
A previously-scheduled ceremony to honor Mother Teresa has been set for September 5, so it is thought that the canonization will take pla

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Christianity in Iran Growing Despite Persecution

Open Doors USA estimates there are about 450,000 practicing Christians in Iran. Others estimate more than 1 million.
According to Fox News, The Pars Theological Center is training some 200 Iranian Christians to become the next generation of Iran’s Christian leaders.
"Pars sees this as a real chanc

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Hundreds Killed in Nigeria Attacks

ethnic Fulani cattle herders, largely Muslim, moving in on farmers, largely Christian. The long-running land conflict frequently is framed in economic terms, but it also has distinctive religious contours. Survivors quoted by Christian-rights advocates said the attackers specifically targeted Christ

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Mumtaz Qadri who killed governor Taseer hanged to death

Qadri had filed a mercy plea before President Mamnoon Hussain after Supreme Court maintained his conviction in October last year. Rumours started pouring in earlier today as his supporters started Twitter trend to call for protest against his expected hanging.

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Pope Francis Urges Countries to End Death Penalty: 'Even a Criminal Has the Inviolable Right to Life'

“Even a criminal has the inviolable right to life, a gift of God," Francis said during a speech marking the Year of Mercy at the Vatican.
"This issue has to be considered within the perspective of a penal justice, which is more and more in compliance with human dignity and God's plan for humanity a

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Pope's comments on Trump not a personal attack: papal spokesman

Lombardi told Vatican Radio that the pope's comments, made to reporters during a flight back from Mexico in response to a specific question on Trump, were simply an affirmation of his long-standing belief that migrants should be helped rather than shut off behind walls.
"In no way was this a person

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Jesus does not want you to be hit men, pope tells Mexican youth

people in Mexico's gang-infested heartland on Tuesday to shun the lure of easy money and big cars offered by drug traffickers.
Gang wars over the methamphetamine trade have torn the western state of Michoacan apart. Widespread kidnapping and extortion by gangs have sparked an uprising by vigilante

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Pope Francis arrives in Mexico for five-day trip

President Enrique Pena Nieto greeted him at the capital's airport along with a mariachi band and a huge crowd, hours after Francis held a historic meeting in Cuba with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.
From the US border to the indigenous south, Pope Francis will visit some of the poorest an



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