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By The Dispatch On Monday, November 11th, 2019
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Catholic Priest Arinze Madu abducted in Nigeria, released after church pays ransom

On October 28, Father Arinze Madu, was abducted by gunmen while leaving the Queen of Apostles Seminary where he is the vice rector. The abduction of Father Madu is just one of many that have taken place across Nigeria More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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During Hong Kong Protests Chinese officials target Catholics, ‘unofficial’ churches

As anti-extradition law protests continue to escalate in Hong Kong, the Chinese government is targeting underground Catholics in China who refuse to join official churches and could potentially form alliance with More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Philippines Priest Chito Soganub recounts Muslim kidnapping, how he prayer

Islamist militants took over the city of Marawi in the south of the Philippines in May 2017, with the goal to set up a caliphate. Along the way, they kidnapped citizens and use them as human shield or servants. More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Philippine President Duterte, No Need to Celebrate Arrival of Christianity

(International Christian Concern) –On Friday, Sept. 6, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stated that there is no need to celebrate 500 years of Christianity in the Catholic majority country in 2021. Speaking More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Pope Francis endorses UAE high committee to promote ‘all persons who have faith’

On August 26th, the Pope expressed his appreciation of the new creation of a high committee, fulfilling goals from the Declaration of Human Fraternity, of which he was a signatory in February 2019. At the interfaith More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 30th, 2019
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Suspects Hanafi Zufar and Salmon Linked to 2018 Surabaya Church Bombings Arrested

(International Christian Concern) –During an Aug. 26 media briefing, Indonesian police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo told reporters that they have arrested six terrorist suspects, two of whom have been linked to last More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Priest Chimezie Ani in Southern Nigeria Attacked on Highway, Barely Escaped

(International Christian Concern) –On Thursday 15 August, gunmen, believed to be Fulani militants, ambushed another Roman Catholic priest, Rev. Chimezie Ani, near Caritas University, a Catholic university in More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Baptist Leaders Urge Protection over Kachin Pastors who Testified at Ministerial

(International Christian Concern) –The two ethnic Kachin pastors who testified at last month’s State Department Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, might face arrest upon their return. For this, leaders More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Interfaith College Group in Indonesia Seeks Permission to Fight Radicalism

(International Christian Concern) –As radicalism continues to rise in Indonesia, an alliance of interfaith student groups at university level has called on the Indonesian government to issue a regulation that More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 10th, 2019
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Priest, Paul offu Killed in Southern Nigeria by Unknown Gunmen

(International Christian Concern) –Father Paul Offu, the parish priest at St. James Greater Parish in Ugbawka, Enugu State, was killed Thursday afternoon. He was driving from a friend’s home and returning to More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 10th, 2019
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Protestant Pastor, Ernesto Estrella was Shot Dead in Southern Philippines

(International Christian Concern) –A pastor from the United Church of Christ in Philippines (UCCP) was killed in Antipas, Cotabato Friday morning, according to the police. The victim was identified as Ernesto More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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Indonesian Couple, Rullie Zeke and Ulfah Saleh Behind Philippine Church Bombing

(International Christian Concern) –On Tuesday, Indonesian police announced that a married Indonesian couple was behind a suicide bombing of a Catholic church in the Philippines last January that killed 23 people. The More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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Chinese Catholic Churches Violently Closed

(International Christian Concern) –Catholics in Fujian faced a series of severe crackdown operations against churches that refused to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA). A report from Bitter More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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The Only Catholic Parish in Afghanistan Requests Prayer for Peace

(International Christian Concern) –Today marks the seventh-round of talks between the U.S. and Afghanistan with the goal of bringing the 18-year war to an end. The only Catholic parish in Afghanistan has requested More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Sri Lankan Christians Continue to Live in Fear After Easter Attacks

(International Christian Concern) –Sri Lankan Christians have expressed deep trauma and fear following the Easter attacks which killed more than 250 people and left 300 injured in April 2019. The attacks, targeted More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
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SCOTUS asked to review Chicago’s abortion clinic ‘bubble zone’ blocking pro-life protests

The challenge to the Chicago law creating a “bubble zone” around abortion clinics moves on to the United States Supreme Court with a June 7, 2019, docketing of a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in Veronica More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
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Ohio: Catholic school, The Lyceum exempted from city ordinance forcing social justice practices

After months of refusing to say whether an ordinance would force a Catholic classical school to operate contrary to its religious beliefs in employment, admissions, and other policies, the city of South Euclid, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Catholic Medical Association praises Alabama, Georgia abortion laws, protection of ‘human life’

The Catholic Medical Association applauds the states of Alabama and Georgia, whose Governors have signed historic pro-life legislation into law. photo Ivon19 via wikimedia commons Additionally, CMA recognizes the More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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Sri Lanka Names Nine Easter Sunday Suicide Bombers

(International Christian Concern) –Sri Lankan authorities have released the names of the nine suicide bombers involved the in deadly Easter Sunday bombings that rocked the island nation. According to the latest More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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Houston MassResistance exposes another ‘Public Library Drag Queen’ as a sex offender

In March, Houston MassResistance activists exposed a Houston Public Library “Drag Queen” as a convicted child sex offender, prompting school officials to apologize to parents and the community. Now, More...


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