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The sword of justice sometimes takes the form of a sliver of light that slips into a camera for just 1/60th of a second.

Persecution of Christians has risen for the fourth straight year, says advocacy group

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WASHINGTON – Global persecution of Christians has risen for the fourth year in a row and is on a “rapid rise” in Asia, the advocacy group Open Doors UK warned on Wednesday in its annual report on Christian persecution.

Canada’s Christians lag behind on education levels

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Canada’s Christian population is less educated than Canadian Jews, Muslims, Hindus and even those who have no religious affiliation.

Africa takes its place in 21st-century Church

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The Church, the world and the future are all more African today than they have ever been.

2016 Year in review: walls and bridges

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Over and over throughout 2016, Pope Francis spoke of walls and bridges. It is an apt metaphor for much of what transpired in the Catholic world in 2016.

List of top stories from 2016 reflect wide interests of Register readers

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One of the more interesting annual exercises for just about any media website is to see which stories gathered the most attention over the last 12 months.

2016 Christmas Features

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The Catholic Register's final special section of the year is our Christmas issue! Click here to read all of our holiday special features.

Is racism a factor in backlog of refugees from East Africa?

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While Canada resettled more than 35,000 refugees from Syria over the last 12 months and brought refugee processing times down to eight months for privately sponsored refugees from Lebanon, refugees in Ethiopia languish more than six years in the system and Church groups are discouraged from sponsoring Africans.

World turning blind eye to East Africa's refugee crisis costing thousands of lives

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As the world focuses most of its attention on Syria, East Africa and its nine million refugees — 26 per cent of the world’s refugee population — is facing another wave of failed states, civil wars and ethnic cleansing.

Pax Christi: Children are Africa's greatest resources

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JOHANNESBURG – Pax Christi International, the Catholic peace movement, said it will build up young people to contribute to peace and justice in Africa, noting that children are the continent's greatest resource.

Nova Scotia-Boston Christmas tree tradition was born out of tragedy

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For the first time, a not-so-little piece of Cape Breton is standing tall in Boston’s downtown this Christmas season, keeping alive a tradition that has its roots in a tragedy that rocked Nova Scotia 99 years ago.