Amid protests, Zimbabwe’s Christian leaders band together to speak out

Harare, Zimbabwe, Jul 22, 2016 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In Zimbabwe, there are protests against the government and officials’ harsh treatment of a Christian pastor whose video about his frustration went viral on the internet. Now, Christian leaders in the country have called for an end to harassment of clergy and for a just response to other grievances.“We call upon our government to listen to the cries of citizens whose cries and sufferings are loud and clear. There is need to … [Read more...]

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In Malawi, Catholic leaders aim to help corporations be responsible

Lilongwe, Malawi, Jul 20, 2016 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid Malawi’s booming industry in mineral extraction, the country’s Catholic bishops and NGO partners hope corporations will help the wider community benefit.“The role of uplifting poor masses is beyond government alone,” Martin Chiphwanya, an official with the the Malawi bishops' conference, told a workshop for civil society organizations in Lilongwe, the nation's capital.He said civil society … [Read more...]

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Remember the Copts ISIS martyred in Libya? This priest does.

Minya, Egypt, Jul 19, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For Christians in Egypt, the possibility of martyrdom is not a remote one.“It is something they concretely feel, it is part of their Christian life,” Father Paolo Asolan, an Italian priest who recently visited Egypt, told CNA. “And for a mother and a father, the fact that one of their sons can become a martyr is always a great gift.”The Islamic State’s beheading of 20 Coptic Christians and another man … [Read more...]

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With South Sudan on the brink of civil war, here’s what Church leaders are saying

Juba, South Sudan, Jul 12, 2016 / 02:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Heavy fighting in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, prompted Church leaders in the country to issue a statement this week condemning the violence and asking for prayers.“We condemn all acts of violence without exception. The time for carrying and using weapons has ended; now is the time to build a peaceful nation,” the South Sudan Council of Churches said in a July 10 statement.Since Thursday, heavy fighting has … [Read more...]

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We must forgive: a bishop’s message after a horrendous Nigerian massacre

Abuja, Nigeria, Jun 22, 2016 / 12:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After the sorrow of an April massacre in southeastern Nigeria, a Catholic bishop said the killers of dozens of people must still be forgiven.“Although we may find it hard to forgive the violent attack that has brought us so much grief, we know that an unforgiving spirit will never bring us peace,” Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah of Nsukka said at a burial service for nine of the victims.In April, invaders suspected to be … [Read more...]

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Vacation Bible School is a light in darkness for Syrian children

Aleppo, Syria, Jun 21, 2016 / 02:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For children growing up in Aleppo, Syria, life is anything but easy. In a city devastated civil war, bombings are common and death is never far away.But for some 350 Christian children in the city, there is a light amid the chaos: Vacation Bible School.The children gather under the motto “Be merciful as our Father is merciful” to pray for their country and to pray for the conversion of the jihadists.“We're not … [Read more...]

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South Sudan’s bishops encourage a way forward for war-torn nation

Juba, South Sudan, Jun 21, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Reconciliation and work for the common good, not assumptions of perpetual doom, are necessary to overcome the problems facing South Sudan, the country’s bishops have said.“We regret the amount of negativity and pessimism that we hear – from South Sudanese who are still steeped in the old ways of power and tribalism; from the international community; on the internet; in the media; on social media; within the … [Read more...]

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