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2 Catholic priests kidnapped in eastern Congo

The National Episcopal Conference of Congo, CENCO, says gunmen kidnapped two Catholic priests in an area at the centre of over two years of massacres by unknown assailants. According to CENCO, the two priests, Charles Kipasa and Jean-Pierre Akilimali, were taken from Our Lady of the Angels parish in Bunyuka, …

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Tanzania: Two Christians drown during baptism in Ugwasi river

Two Christian worshippers drowned during a baptism ceremony in the Ugwasi River at Rombo in northern Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro region. The victims, who are both male farmers and members of the Shalom Church, drowned in the river which the police say was deep with a very high current. The Kilimanjaro police …

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Fearing attacks, Egypt’s churches suspend pilgrimages, trips

Egyptian churches are suspending pilgrimages, holidays and conferences for the remainder of July and August after authorities warned about possible attacks by Islamic militants. Christian activist Ishak Ibrahim reported the suspension by the majority Coptic Orthodox and the smaller Anglican and Catholic churches on Thursday. Security officials and pastors confirmed …

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Saudi king distressed by overpraise, orders writer to be suspended

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has ordered an over-enthusiastic columnist to be suspended from his job after he equated him with God, Saudi media reported on Sunday. King Salman has frequently been lauded by columnists in local media, in traditional deference to authority, since the 81-year-old assumed office in …

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Be Unshaken: 1 Corinthians 15:58 (To our Muslim Brothers and Sisters as you commence Ramadan)

Dear Reader, I do not know what you are going through at the moment but one thing i do know is that whatever it is, you will come out stronger on the other side called victory. Life will throw it’s challenges at us but we will not shudder or cower …

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Couple stone to death in north Mali: official

An unmarried couple was stoned to death in public in northeast Mali by “Islamists”, local officials said on Wednesday, the first such incident since jihadist groups were driven out of the region. Jihadists seized key northern cities in Mali in March 2012, and though they were driven out by a French-led …

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