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St Irene: voice of the messiah to her people

St Irene: voice of the messiah to her people

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Sunday of the Paralytic: healing in the water of faith

Sunday of the Paralytic: healing in the water of faith

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Today as in 1915, Turkey persecutes Christians

Today as in 1915, Turkey persecutes Christians

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Thomas Sunday: Doubting Thomas or Believing Thomas?

Thomas Sunday: Doubting Thomas or Believing Thomas?

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Christians' unbearable suffering in Ukraine

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Why Easter falls on different dates in different churches

Why Easter falls on different dates in different churches

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Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week

Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week

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Your personal invitation to the Sacrament of Confession and Penance

Your personal invitation to the Sacrament of Confession and Penance

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Lent is a time for healing

Lent is a time for healing

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ISIS terrorists use churches as prisons

Ancient churches and monasteries being destroyed by the forces of the caliphate in one of the oldest Christian communities in the world.

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Thought for the day: Come to your senses!

Thought for the day: Come to your senses!

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Pope Francis stresses Christian unity and condemns Muslim violence

Pope Francis stresses Christian unity and condemns Muslim violence

On his final day in Istanbul, Pope Francis met with the Chief Rabbi of Turkey before attending a Divine Liturgy celebrated by Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.

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ISIS destroys Iraq home for the aged and handicapped

ISIS destroys Iraq home for the aged and handicapped

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Pope and Patriarch call for unity and heeding example of martyred Mideast Christians

Pope and Patriarch call for unity and heeding example of martyred Mideast Christians

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Egyptian bishop says West is complicit with extermination of Mideast Christians

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Iraq: Muslim terrorists convert Christian church to a mosque

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Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartolomaios to have historic meeting

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartolomaios to have historic meeting

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Five Syrian Christians still held by Muslim terrorists

Five Syrian Christians still held by Muslim terrorists

Father Hanna Jallouf and five Christians are being charged with collaboration with Syrian dictator Bashr al-Assad by an Islamic court.

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Egypt: Coptic Christians compelled to pay Islamic head-tax

Egypt: Coptic Christians compelled to pay Islamic head-tax

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'Remaining in the Truth of Christ': essential reading on marriage and sexuality

'Remaining in the Truth of Christ': essential reading on marriage and sexuality

Published by Ignatius Press, 'Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church' is edited by Fr Robert Dodaro and includes articles by noted scholars on the theology of marriage and pastoral care of married couples.

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The Sunday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Sunday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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U.S. Catholic bishops call for dialogue with Muslims, while Iraqi Christians call for action

U.S. Catholic bishops call for dialogue with Muslims, while Iraqi Christians call for action

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The saving healing power of the Theotokos

The saving healing power of the Theotokos

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The West is impotent as Christians flee the Muslim world

The West is impotent as Christians flee the Muslim world

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Iraq: the growing list of Christian sites occupied by the Islamic State

Iraq: the growing list of Christian sites occupied by the Islamic State

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Islamic State beheads Christians for supposed 'apostasy'

Islamic State beheads Christians for supposed 'apostasy'

A Syriac Orthodox bishop of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli has been quoted as saying that Muslims are 'enemies of Jesus', in light of both ancient and modern persecution of Christians. Graphic photos.

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Islamic State of Iraq demands conversion or death for Christians

Islamic State of Iraq demands conversion or death for Christians

The cross at the summit of the Orthodox Christian cathedral in Mosul was removed by Muslim militants and replaced with the black flag of Islam.

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An Open Letter to His Holiness, the Patriarch of Russia

An Open Letter to His Holiness, the Patriarch of Russia

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Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew cite progress towards full communion

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A prayer for mothers everywhere

A prayer for mothers everywhere

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Israeli police and internal security fear hate crimes in advance of Pope Francis' visit

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Coptic Orthodox patriarch calls upon Pope Francis to observe common date for Easter

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Iraqi Christian leader blames West for decline of Christian community

Iraqi Christian leader blames West for decline of Christian community

Western intervention has done what 1,500 years of Islam were not able to do: extirpate Christians from Iraq - says Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Babylon.

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Finding the joy of Easter, throughout the Christian year

Finding the joy of Easter, throughout the Christian year

All too often, many Christians have a funereal approach to their faith during the year. A paschal perspective lends joy and hope. Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

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What was Jesus doing on Holy Saturday?

What was Jesus doing on Holy Saturday?

Why did Jesus go to hell?

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Egypt: Muslims attack Christian church and kill worshippers

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Russia poised to take over Crimea following referendum

Russia poised to take over Crimea following referendum

Soviet-style persecution and 'disappearances' of clergy is now in place in Crimea. Ukraine fears war with Russia.

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Catholic priests 'disappear' in Russian-controlled Crimea

Catholic priests 'disappear' in Russian-controlled Crimea

Ukrainian Catholics fear results of Crimea joining with Russia.

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Syria: 13 nuns freed from Muslim terrorists

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Catholic patriarch steels Ukraine for war while diplomats seek to breach impasse with Russia

Catholic patriarch steels Ukraine for war while diplomats seek to breach impasse with Russia

Jewish leader of Ukraine dismisses anti-Semitic incidents as 'provocations' staged by Russia that were blamed on Ukrainian nationalists. Russia continues to claim its forces are not present in Crimea despite eyewitness testimony.

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Does the West have no future?

Does the West have no future?

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Ukraine appears to revert to Soviet-style repression of religion

Ukraine appears to revert to Soviet-style repression of religion

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Pope Francis appeals to Muslims for the lives of 3 abducted nuns

Pope Francis appeals to Muslims for the lives of 3 abducted nuns

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Russia: Anti-Christian terror linked to Wahhabi Muslims

Russia: Anti-Christian terror linked to Wahhabi Muslims

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Historic meeting of Pope Francis with Russian President Putin

Historic meeting of Pope Francis with Russian President Putin

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Pope Francis calls on Eastern-rite Catholics to reach out to Orthodox

Pope Francis calls on Eastern-rite Catholics to reach out to Orthodox

The Pope also recalled the deadly famine in 1930s Ukraine that was induced by Soviet Russia.

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Fearful of Muslim violence, Greece to build a taxpayer-funded mosque

Fearful of Muslim violence, Greece to build a taxpayer-funded mosque

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The entry of the Theotokos to the Temple of the Lord

The entry of the Theotokos to the Temple of the Lord

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On a day like today: Ahmed, the holy calligrapher

On a day like today: Ahmed, the holy calligrapher

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St Josaphat: Bishop and Martyr

St Josaphat: Bishop and Martyr

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Kidnapped Syrian bishops have been located

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Egyptian Coptic bishop rejects call for foreign intervention

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Muslim Brotherhood continues to deny complicity in deadly attack on Christians

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Egypt: terrorists kill four at Christian wedding; Muslim Brotherhood blames government

Egypt: terrorists kill four at Christian wedding; Muslim Brotherhood blames government

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St James: the brother of Jesus

St James: the brother of Jesus

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Syrian Christians denounce U.S.-led support of Islamists, and ask Russia for citizenship

Syrian Christians denounce U.S.-led support of Islamists, and ask Russia for citizenship

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Russian train travelers get Christian audio programming

Russian train travelers get Christian audio programming

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Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council

Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council

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The Conception of St John the Baptist

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Russian patriarch asks Obama to desist from war with Syria

Russian patriarch asks Obama to desist from war with Syria

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Pope Francis: 'Violence and war are the language of death'

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The Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

The Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos

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Pope Francis calls for prayer and fasting for Syria

Pope Francis calls for prayer and fasting for Syria

The pontiff, in calling for prayer for peace in Syria, took the first dramatic public action of his pontificate. It falls one week before Yom Kippur, when Jews adhere to God's command to fast in atonement for sin.

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Christians flock to Marian shrine in Detroit MI

Christians flock to Marian shrine in Detroit MI

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Pope Francis calls for Christian/Muslim 'mutual respect'

Pope Francis calls for Christian/Muslim 'mutual respect'

Archbishop McDonald of the UK said that relations between Christians and Muslims there remain good despite the murder of an off-duty soldier by a convert to Islam. He called for steps to avoid radicalization.

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The Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor

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Fragment of True Cross found in Turkey

Fragment of True Cross found in Turkey

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Egypt's revolt claims life of Orthodox Coptic priest

Egypt's revolt claims life of Orthodox Coptic priest

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A saint for July 4: Saint Andrew of Crete

A saint for July 4: Saint Andrew of Crete

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Contemplating the Gospel: Fishers of men

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Jordanian Christians demand release of Syrian bishops

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Sunday of the Holy Fathers: a cloud of witnesses

Sunday of the Holy Fathers: a cloud of witnesses

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Turkey: Christian churches assaulted and vandalized

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Serbia rocked by Orthodox Church sex scandal

Serbia rocked by Orthodox Church sex scandal

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Syria: Orthodox Christian bishops remain in abductors hands

Syria: Orthodox Christian bishops remain in abductors hands

Despite reports to the contrary, two Orthodox bishops remain kidnapped by Islamist terrorists in Syria.

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Novices enter Russian Catholic monastery in Rome

Novices enter Russian Catholic monastery in Rome

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Patriarch's hope for East-West reunion

Patriarch's hope for East-West reunion

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Why it's 'Good' Friday

Why it's 'Good' Friday

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Holy Land Catholics and Orthodox to celebrate Easter simultaneously

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Headless murder victims worry New Jersey immigrant community

Headless murder victims worry New Jersey immigrant community

Coptic Christians in New Jersey are concerned that the bizarre murder and dismemberment of two fellow Christians may have been an act of religious intolerance.

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On a day like today: Flavian the Confessor

On a day like today: Flavian the Confessor

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The Sunday of Orthodoxy: the feast of Holy Images

The Sunday of Orthodoxy: the feast of Holy Images

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Syria: two priests abducted on the way to Damascus

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Islamic fundamentalism seeks to send Christians back to the catacombs

Islamic fundamentalism seeks to send Christians back to the catacombs

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Syria: Church destroyed as Syrians die a 'slow death'

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Contemplating the Gospel: the Publican and the Pharisee

Contemplating the Gospel: the Publican and the Pharisee

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A week of terror for Egypt's Christians

A week of terror for Egypt's Christians

Businesses owned by Coptic Christians were burned and a Christian social center was razed by Muslims.

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Epiphany, Theophany, and the Baptism of the Lord

Epiphany, Theophany, and the Baptism of the Lord

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Priest threatened for supporting Israel

Priest threatened for supporting Israel

Rev. Gabriel Nadaf supports enlistment of Christians in Israeli Defense Forces. For this, he has been threatened by as yet unknown parties. He has since been excommunicated.

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The silence of God

The silence of God

Where was God when innocent children were being gunned down at the Sandy Hook school in Connecticut? He is closer than you might think.

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Israeli premier denounces defacing of Orthodox Christian monastery

Israeli premier denounces defacing of Orthodox Christian monastery

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Catholics and Orthodox to celebrate Easter together in Holy Land

Catholics and Orthodox to celebrate Easter together in Holy Land

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Coptic Christians led by a child choose new leader

Coptic Christians led by a child choose new leader

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Saint of the Day: Demetrius, Great Martyr

Saint of the Day: Demetrius, Great Martyr

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Russia: a confessional or tolerant state?

Russia: a confessional or tolerant state?

The Pussy Riot case may test Russia's identity as a state tolerant of all faiths, or only those compliant with the government led by Vladimir Putin.

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The Gospel of Anti-Christ: according to Vladimir Solovyov

The Gospel of Anti-Christ: according to Vladimir Solovyov

"Little children, keep yourselves from idols", wrote John the Evangelist. Important words for believers to hear upon confronting Power.

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Contemplating the Gospel: he who rejects me rejects the Father

Contemplating the Gospel: he who rejects me rejects the Father

St Luke the Evangelist, Iconographer, Linguist, and Martyr.

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Two Egyptian Christian boys to stand trial for Islamic blasphemy

Two Egyptian Christian boys to stand trial for Islamic blasphemy

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Greece: Shopkeepers riot rather than pay taxes

Greece: Shopkeepers riot rather than pay taxes

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Commemoration of the Deposition of the Cincture of the Theotokos

Commemoration of the Deposition of the Cincture of the Theotokos

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