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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 Monday, January 28th, 2019
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China: Bishop Zhuang Jianjian refuses retirement for deal to add Bishop Huang Bingzhang

(International Christian Concern) –After the Vatican signed a provisional deal with China on the appointment of bishops last September, Bishop Zhuang Jianjian in Shantou was asked by a Vatican delegation to step More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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A trip to the Vatican in Rome

Heart of the Catholic religion and now the domain of Pope Francis, the Vatican is a rich and fascinating destination on a vacation in Rome. Gaze at the wonders of the Sistine Chapel while visiting the Vatican Museums, More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Two Chinese Priest, Su Guipeng and Zhao He detained Without Cause

(International Christian Concern) –Father Su Guipeng and Father Zhao He, priests from Xuanhua Diocese, an underground Catholic church in China have been detained by authorities in Hebei Providence. Sources claim More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 22nd, 2018
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Pope Francis willing to meet with North Korea’s President Moon Jae-in

(International Christian Concern) –Pope Francis states he is willing to visit North Korea if given an official invite during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. During a visit to the Vatican, the More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 13th, 2018
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Vatican and China deal doesn’t stop removal of cross from Lingkun Catholic church in Wenzhou

(International Christian Concern) –Although the Vatican recently signed a provisional agreement on bishop appointment with China, hoping to improve the situation for the Chinese Catholics, Chinese authorities More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
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North Korea invites Pope Francis to visit

(International Christian Concern) –North Korea has officially invited Pope Francis to visit the country. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is extending the invitation through the South Korean leader Moon Jae-in More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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Notre Dame students, staff rally to get Christopher Columbus paintings removed after being there since 1884

Some students, employees and members of the Notre Dame community are calling for the removal of a series of paintings of Christopher Columbus that have adorned the walls of the university’s main building since More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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Facebook censors Vatican’s Nativity scene photo as ‘sexually suggestive or provocative’

Facebook has blocked a photo of the Vatican’s yearly Nativity scene, referencing its policy against “sexually suggestive or provocative” images. The Vatican press release details that “Every year the More...

By Guest Author On Monday, February 27th, 2017
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Why Can’t Politicians Be as Honest as the Pope?

When a politician opens his or her mouth, do you believe what comes out of it? For millions of people around the globe, the answer to that question is more times than not a resounding no. Whether they are in office, More...

By Guest Author On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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Filipino Activists Fight to Make Divorce Legal

There are just two countries in the world where divorce is illegal: The Vatican and the Philippines. In this deeply devout Catholic country, views on family and marriage are extremely conservative, which has kept More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 11th, 2016
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Fathom Events, SpectiCast presents ‘St Peter’s and The Papal Basilicas of Rome’ with ‘Art and Architecture in Cinema’ series

Fathom Events and SpectiCast present the last tour of the “Art & Architecture in Cinema” series on July 14, 2016 as “St. Peter’s and The Papal Basilicas of Rome” from the third season of Seventh More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 25th, 2016
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Morgan Freeman takes Nat Geo’s ‘Story of God’ towards the ‘Coexist’ movement rather than truth

The National Geographic Channel event series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman continues with a look at “End Times,” stopping at Rome’s Vatican City, Israel’s cavernous valley Qumran, New Orleans’s More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
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Pope Francis to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: ‘pray for me’

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Rabbi Shmuley raised the issue of Israel and the Jewish people. He presented the Pope with a copy of his book “Kosher Jesus” and told the Pontiff he More...

By Herman Cummings On Friday, October 16th, 2015
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The Truth of Genesis:  The Evil and Ignorance of Gentile Christianity – Part 7A of 7B

Catholicism instituted pouring and sprinkling to replace complete immersion for water baptism. Since it was inconvenient to immerse babies, the mode of baptism was changed so that children could be “claimed by More...

By Herman Cummings On Friday, October 16th, 2015
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Truth on the statue of St. Peter, baptism and gay marriage

One other big lie is the “so called” statue of St. Peter, the Apostle.  It is really a pagan statue of Zeus (Jupiter), at the Vatican in Rome.  For centuries, ignorant followers of Catholicism (and others) More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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Pope Francis links global warming to human trafficking

Pope Francis said he had “great hopes” that a fundamental agreement to tackle climate change would be reached in Paris later this year, placing great faith in the UN, but surprising many by linking the move More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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Some Quirky Facts about Italy

photo/ Julia Casado via Pixabay.com Italy is a country that has fascinated us for thousands of years. Some of the world’s greatest artists, musicians and thinkers were from Italy and many still flock here in order More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Pope Francis blesses Rodrigo Santoro as Jesus for ‘Ben-Hur’

The Brazilian actor who starred in the 300 films and on Lost, received an audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday and received a special blessing, captured in a photo by co-star Nazanin Boniadi, who plays Esther More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, April 18th, 2015
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Pope Francis meets with Asia Bibi’s family: I pray for you, Asia, the suffering

Pope Francis met the husband and daughter of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman  sentenced to death by a court in Pakistan over blasphemy charges, the Vatican confirmed. “I pray for Asia, for you and for all Christians More...


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