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    Armed Fulani herdsmen

    Herdsmen attack kills more than 100 people in Nigeria

    Witnesses and responders said they counted more than 100 casualties after reprisal clashes last week between Muslim Fulani herdsmen and a predominantly Christian community in Nigeria’s northeastern Adamawa state. The attack razed several villages in the southern part of the state,…

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    Church of the Nativity

    In Christ’s birthplace, olive wood artisans carry on a Holy Land tradition

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Thirty years ago Bassem Giacaman, whose large extended family has lived in this town for generations, immigrated to New Zealand with his parents and siblings in search of a life far away from the turmoil of…

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    Christmas in Nazareth

    Nazareth mayor changes mind about canceling Christmas events

    NAZARETH, Israel — Israeli Arab officials in Nazareth, Jesus’ hometown where an angel announced His incarnation to the virgin Mary, have reinstated Christmas celebrations there were canceled to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Meanwhile,…

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    Boy wounded in church attack in Pakistan

    ISIS claims attack on Pakistan church

    LAHORE, Pakistan — Terror struck Christians in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province Sunday (Dec. 17) as four terrorists allegedly linked with the Islamic State group (ISIS) attacked a church, killing at least nine worshipers and injuring more than 50 others. Police and…

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    Protests sprang up throughout the West Bank

    Protests follow Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

    JERUSALEM — U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparked condemnation Thursday (Dec. 7) from global leaders and some Islamist groups. Trump announced the decision Wednesday and said the United States will relocate its embassy to…

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    Same-sex marriage legalized in Australia and Austria

    CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s Parliament legalized same-sex marriage today (Dec. 7), following a court ruling doing the same in Austria two days earlier, the Associated Press reported. Churches and religious organizations in Australia are allowed under the new law to…

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    Church of Sweden

    Our parent, who art in Heaven …

    The Church of Sweden last week told its clergy to avoid referring to God as male. The guidance, announced at the end of an eight-day meeting with church leadership, urged members to refrain from unnecessarily using terms like “the Lord,”…

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    Fear of Islamist attacks cited for closing churches

    Fear of Islamist attacks cited for closing churches

    CAIRO, Egypt — Christian persecution continues in Egypt amid the terroristic slaughter of more than 300 Sufi Muslims during worship at a North Sinai mosque, Morning Star News reported. Weeks before the Nov. 24th attack at the Al-Rawdah Mosque, attributed…

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    India

    10 churches in India ordered to stop worshipping

    NEW DELHI, India — Officials and police in Tamil Nadu state, India, have ordered 10 churches to discontinue worship services, sources said. Hindu extremists compelled state officials and police to issue orders to the churches in Coimbatore District to stop…

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    Prime Minister Viktor Orban

    Hungary steps up to fight persecution

    Under Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s leadership, Hungary is taking the lead in helping persecuted Middle Eastern Christians. At a government-sponsored conference this month on the topic, Orban reminded attendees that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world.…

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