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Daesh Claims Cairo Cathedral Bombing

By Lin Noueihed and Ahmed Mohammed Hassan CAIRO, Dec 14 – Daesh claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a suicide bombing at Cairo’s main Coptic cathedral on Sunday that killed at least 25 people. The militant group said in a statement carried by its news agency Amaq that a suicide bomber whom it identified as Abu

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Artist Works to Preserve Christian Heritage in Hamas-Run Gaza

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Dec 11 – Only about 1,200 Christians remain in Gaza — only a tiny fraction of the population in a territory run by Hamas Islamists — but artist Naser Jeldha is doing what he can to preserve its Christian heritage through art. In his studio in the heart of old Gaza,

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Young Calais Migrants Pray in “Jungle” Church Before Demolition

PARIS, Oct 31 – Dozens of young Ethiopian and Eritrean migrants gathered on Sunday at a makeshift Orthodox church in the Calais “Jungle” camp, one of the only places still standing in the area, to attend a last service before the demolition is completed. Bulldozers are flattening the sprawl of ramshackle huts and tents in

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Pope Urges Christians to Save Planet from “Debris, Desolation and Filth”

By Crispian Balmer ROME, Sept 1 – Pope Francis called on Thursday for concerted action against environmental degradation and climate change, renewing a fierce attack on consumerism and financial greed which, he said, were threatening the planet. A year after publishing the first papal document dedicated to the environment, the pope urged Christians to make

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Daesh Claims Killing of Christian in Bangladesh as “Lesson to Others”

DHAKA, March 23 – Daesh claimed responsibility for stabbing a Christian to death in Bangladesh as a “lesson to others”, an online group that monitors extremist activity said, the latest killing declared by the militant group in the Muslim-majority nation. The South Asian country has seen a surge in Islamist violence in which liberal activists, members

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An Unusual Christmas Carol

The Israeli occupation is leading to the exodus of Palestinian Christians from their most sacred site By Maher Abukhater Christmas in Bethlehem is unlike anywhere else in the world “This is the most important place for Christianity. It is the cradle of Christianity,” Ziad Bandak, who was assigned by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to restore

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Pope Ends Africa Tour With Mosque Visit

By Joe Bavier and Philip Pullella BANGUI, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Pope Francis ventured into one of the world’s most dangerous neighbourhoods on Monday to beg Christians and Muslims to end a spiral of hate, vendetta and bloodshed that has killed thousands over the past three years. Under intense security, Francis passed through a no-man’s

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How The UAE’s Model Works

Emirati Tolerance: A Necessary Role Model for a Beleaguered Middle East BY Habib Al-Mulla Wherever one looks in the Middle East region, it is difficult to see beyond the impact of extremism on religion, culture, education, and politics. Hatred, wars, anarchy, sectarianism, instability, and crises define perceptions both within and outside the area; extremism seems

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