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A “front line” commitment for victims of human trafficking, especially "women and children from Asia and Africa", which guarantees "material aid such as food and housing, psychological support and...
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A television channel born to serve “the glory of God and the growth of the Holy Church” is the challenging and high-sounding business card with which Suboro TV was presented, Fides News Agency has...
Some Christian writers started feeling the risk and hence calling to establish a “Unified Secular Christian Authority”. I have read these “calls” with interest, because it represents an inspiration...
Iraqis and Syrians returning to their homelands and refugees living abroad need the help of all Catholics and people of goodwill, said the Congregation for Eastern Churches. "Greater cooperation and...
The people of Morocco are gearing up for Pope Francis' arrival in the capital city on Saturday 30 March. As Vatican News' Paul Samasumo awaits the Pope in Rabat, he gives us some context. Some 34...
"The parishes of the two dioceses of Tangier and Rabat are experiencing with trepidation and great joy the arrival of Pope Francis. The 'Baba' of Rome is well known and respected as a man of dialogue...
Lebanese President Michel Aoun, during his recent visit to Moscow, thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin also for the present and future support guaranteed by Russia to Christian communities in...
As Francis’ trip to Morocco approaches, the expectations of the Catholic community and of the local people, the coexistence with Muslims, the future of inter-religious dialogue, the care of the...
The Marian solemnity of the Annunciation, celebrated March 25, 2019, in Lebanon as a national holiday, “is part of the Lebanese mission. Lebanese Christians and Muslims manifest their veneration...