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By Guest Author On Monday, December 9th, 2019
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3 Reasons For Visiting Porto In Portugal

Porto lies on the coast in northwest Portugal and is rightfully famous for its port wine production, but the city is also known for beautiful architecture, delicious food and lovely, nearby beaches. Photo by Magda More...

By Guest Author On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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Pope Francis compares homophobic and anti-Semitic politicians to Hitler

The pope recently spoke out about politicians who are homophobic, or who have disdain against Jews or gypsies, comparing them to the leader of the Nazi party. Pope Francis greets a baby as he arrives to lead his More...

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 Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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Bishop of Aleppo Antoine Audo says mission in Syria is ‘attention to the poor’ serving people

Syria, in its present war-torn, broken state, while an immediate detriment to its inhabitants and concern to its neighbors, has presented the Church with a unique opportunity to serve its neighbors. Such a task More...

By Guest Author On Friday, October 25th, 2019
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Roaming around Rome is a true adventure

Rome is the capital of Italy and one of the most monumental, historic and fascinating cities in Europe. For those with a passion for history, the remains of the city’s 3,000 year past, when it was the ancient More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
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Vacation in Italy for the history, beautiful scenery and the food

Italy is one of the most perfect destinations in Europe to experience the ultimate vacation, along with the country’s extensive culture, cuisine and history. Traveling from the US is a life-changing experience 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, September 6th, 2019
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Franciscan Center sets free animal and pet blessing for October 4

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor will bring the city’s official dog, Alcaldesa, and the public is invited to bring their pets and favorite creatures to the Franciscan Center on Friday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. for a free More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 6th, 2019
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Tampa’s Franciscan Center working to promote well living, calling for public involvement

The Franciscan Center is seeking fresh ideas and programming to promote well living and invites the public to share and enjoy its venue and facilities.  “If you have an idea for a workshop, class or program that 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 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 Friday, August 9th, 2019
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Philippines pastor Ernesto Estrella executed in Antipas

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 Estrella, 51, a pastor who was serving 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...


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