Under the banner “Christians Can’t Survive Without You,” the Catholic Near East Welfare Association in Canada has launched a year-long fundraising campaign to help Christians remain in the Middle East.

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REGINA – Contrary to the cynical view of politics, morality definitely plays an important role in governing Canada, says MP Brad Trost.

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MEXICO – The Nicaraguan bishops' conference has denounced death threats against an outspoken bishop, whose comments on corruption and support for students in the protests consuming the country have been poorly received by those in power.
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Because of the Canada Summer Jobs program’s new attestation, the summer camp where I work will run with staffing changes, reduced programming and an increase in registration costs. 

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OTTAWA – There is little difference between the views of Canadian Catholics and the general population when it comes to abortion, conscience rights and the Canada Summer Jobs attestation, according to a poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus.

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OTTAWA – In the face of persistent assaults on religious freedom and its place in the Canada’s public square, the Christian think tank Cardus has established the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute.

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VATICAN – After multiple bombings at churches in Indonesia left 11 dead dozens more injured, Pope Francis prayed for the repose of the souls of those who died and asked God to bring an end to hatred and violence.
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Maybe they didn’t get the memo. Maybe it was simple human error. Maybe they simply don’t care.

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MEXICO – The front-runner in Mexico's presidential election said, if he wins July 1, he would appoint an activist priest as his human rights director.
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HANOI, Vietnam – St. Paul de Chartres sisters in Vietnam were attacked by construction site guards while they were protesting the building of a house on their former land. One nun was beaten to unconsciousness, reported ucanews.com.
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WASHINGTON – The release of three American prisoners from North Korea was hailed as an important first step in addressing abuses within the nation, as U.S. leaders call for a continued expansion of religious freedom initiatives in U.S. foreign policy.
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OTTAWA – The controversy over the Canada Summer Jobs pro-abortion attestation is moving to the courts.

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LAGOS, Nigeria – Nigerian religious leaders condemned the killing of about 19 people during a morning Mass in Benue state.
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Canada’s newest senator refuses to be bound by partisanship, so he doesn’t hold back when the subject is the Canada Summer Jobs funding policy that has unleashed much debate the last few months.

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HA TINH, Vietnam – A court in central Vietnam has jailed a Catholic activist after convicting her of subverting the communist state, ucanews.com reported.
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