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NAIROBI, Kenya - The apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Mogadishu, Somalia, called on the world to "pay attention to the plight of Somali people" as they face critical food shortages because of a crippling drought.

Church attacked by Maduro loyalists after Mass, Venezuelan bishop says

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VATICAN CITY - While protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro raged across the country, National Guard forces loyal to the embattled head of state launched tear gas at churchgoers attending Mass at a local parish.

South African archbishop says oppression of migrants recalls apartheid

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa - A South African archbishop has urged the government to act against xenophobic attacks, which have increased as general elections approach.

Churches have been targets of attack in South Asia, Southeast Asia

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BANGKOK - Several experts believe the threat to churches in South and Southeast Asia has increased following the Easter bomb attacks that killed more than 250 people and injured 500.

Churches padlocked, schools closed week after Sri Lanka attacks

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Fears of suicide bomb attacks kept many Christians and Muslims away from churches and mosques for Sunday Mass and Friday prayers a week after the Easter bombings.

Memorial service marks 20th anniversary of shooting rampage at Columbine

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LITTLETON, Colo. - After two students at Columbine High School went on a shooting rampage April 20, 1999, killing 12 students and one teacher and injuring two dozen more, then-principal Frank DeAngelis, a lifelong Catholic, began to question his faith, wondering "how could God possibly let this happen?"

Cardinal criticizes Sri Lankan government for not taking precautions

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BANGKOK - Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Sri Lanka, has blamed the country's authorities for the security lapse he claims could have prevented Easter bombings, in which the death toll surpassed 320.

Morals, taxes do not mix well: Jesuit economist

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Updated 04/23/2019

Accounting isn’t nearly as dull as we think it is, at least for those who practise the craft on behalf of international corporations that don’t want to pay taxes.

Massive Sri Lanka Easter bombings traced to little-known group

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BANGKOK - The Sri Lankan government blamed little-known Islamic group National Thowheeth Jama'ath for the Easter suicide bombings that targeted three churches and three luxury hotels across the country.

Sister strikes a perfect deal for viral pitch

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WASHINGTON - The perfect pitch Dominican Sr. Mary Jo Sobieck threw prior to a Chicago White Sox game last summer not only went viral but is still out of the park.

Notre-Dame Cathedral faces a long restoration road

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Blending the medieval with the contemporary in the rebuild of Notre-Dame Cathedral will be daunting, said the lead architect on the restoration of Toronto’s St. Michael’s Cathedral.