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Oblates of Mary Apologize for ‘Deafness’ in Response to Reports of Graves at Indigenous Schools

By CNA Staff The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate had significant responsibility for operating residential schools for Canada’s First Nations and other indigenous people. With the rediscovery of graves at these school grounds and renewed focus on the role of the schools in advancing government policies of forced assimilation, the Oblates are again apologizing for their historical involvement and have ...

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Cuban-American Bishops State Solidarity with Cuba Protests

Four Cuban-American Bishops issued a statement Tuesday indicating their support for Cubans seeking recognition of their human rights, following protest’s of the island’s communist government. “We, Cuban-American Bishops, join in solidarity with the Cuban People in their quest for responses to their human rights and needs.  We are deeply troubled by the aggressive reaction of the government to the peaceful ...

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Advocate For Christians Attacked in Sudan

By Agnes Aineah Boutros Badawi, a Christian activist and advisor to Sudan’s Minister of Religious Affairs, was attacked recently in the Sudanese capital. Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a UK based charity, reported that Badawi was attacked the evening of July 2 in Khartoum by armed men who beat and threatened him. “One assailant pointed a gun at Mr Badawi’s head and ...

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Canadian Indigenous Leaders Call for End To Attacks on Churches

By Christine Rousselle Canadian Indigenous leaders and residential school survivors have called for suspected arson attacks on churches to stop. Since June 21, five Catholic churches in Canada have burnt completely to the ground, while other Catholic and Christian churches have suffered fire damage or have been vandalized with graffiti. Most of the church fires have occurred on tribal land. ...

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UN Reps Others Meet Bishop Kukah Over Insecurity in Nigeria

By Josef Ishu Worried by the spate of insecurity in Nigeria, representatives of the United Nations Development Programme, the European Economic Community and the International Office for Migration have held meeting with the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah. According to the representatives of the three international bodies, their visit to states in the North West ...

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Three Msgrs, 10 Others Get Papal Honours in Lagos Archdiocese

Three Monsignori namely, Rev. Msgr. Gabriel ‘Kunle Amolegbe, Rev. Msgr. Peter Babatunde OKE, and Rev. Msgr. Patrick ‘Yinka OBAYOMI are among the thirteen catholic faithful of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, who have been honoured by the Holy Father, Pope Francis for their contribution to the mission of the Church in Nigeria and particularly in the Archdiocese of Lagos. While ...

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