In Syria, more than one million children sign appeal for peace

Damascus, Syria, Oct 6, 2016 / 01:02 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- This week, children at more than 2,000 schools across Syria are drawing images of peace and writing messages to the political decision-makers of the European Union and the United Nations under the motto “Peace for Children.” More than one million children are also signing a petition.This appeal for peace is a joint campaign sponsored by Catholic and Orthodox Christians in Syria, while all religious communities … [Read more...]

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In Syria, more than one million children sign appeal for peace

Damascus, Syria, Oct 6, 2016 / 01:02 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- This week, children at more than 2,000 schools across Syria are drawing images of peace and writing messages to the political decision-makers of the European Union and the United Nations under the motto “Peace for Children.” More than one million children are also signing a petition.This appeal for peace is a joint campaign sponsored by Catholic and Orthodox Christians in Syria, while all religious communities … [Read more...]

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Is this bishop right about the rosary conquering Boko Haram?

Maiduguri, Nigeria, Oct 6, 2016 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid the apparent decline of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram, a Nigerian bishop who had a vision of Christ has repeated his belief that praying the rosary will bring victory over the group.Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri said his vision of Christ encouraged the people of his diocese to believe “that the rosary would ultimately give us victory over this evil.“Boko Haram is evil, ISIS is evil,” he told … [Read more...]

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Is this bishop right about the rosary conquering Boko Haram?

Maiduguri, Nigeria, Oct 6, 2016 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid the apparent decline of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram, a Nigerian bishop who had a vision of Christ has repeated his belief that praying the rosary will bring victory over the group.Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri said his vision of Christ encouraged the people of his diocese to believe “that the rosary would ultimately give us victory over this evil.“Boko Haram is evil, ISIS is evil,” he told … [Read more...]

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Syrian children to unite in prayer for an end to violence

Aleppo, Syria, Sep 26, 2016 / 04:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Christian and Muslim children of Aleppo, Syria will gather together in prayer on October 6 to plead for an end to the violence and devastation in their city and country.Archbishop Boutros Marayati, the head of the Armenian Catholic archieparchy in Aleppo, told a mission society news agency that the initiative will involve mostly primary school-aged children, who will add their signatures and fingerprints to an appeal to all world … [Read more...]

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Mysterious deaths of mentally ill draw concern from South Africa bishops

Johannesburg, South Africa, Sep 22, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The unexplained deaths of three dozen mentally ill patients in a South African province show the need for action to help this vunerable population, the country’s bishops have said.“As a society, we should never forget that the lives of the mentally ill are precious before God. The lives of the mentally ill should therefore be considered to be more important than the dictates of fiscal efficiency and profit … [Read more...]

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In Ethiopia, Church-run small business program aims for a better tomorrow

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sep 1, 2016 / 08:35 am (CNA).- Making a living is tough in parts of Ethiopia, but a Catholic-run program aims to change that.“When we first began people said to us that we were wasting our time and we would not be successful but we were not discouraged and continued to strive. Within just a year look at what a different story it has become,” said Addisu Mutturu, a beneficiary of the program.The program, called Supporting Horn of Africa Resilience, is run … [Read more...]

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