Meriam Ibrahim Ishag, the Christian woman held under a death sentence in Sudan on charges of apostasy has arrived in Italy following her long-awaited departure from Sudan.Accompanied by her family and Italian Minister Lapo Pistelli, Meriam flew to Italy after a month living in the US embassy in Khartoum, where she had sought shelter when...

The last Christians in Mosul, Iraq, have begun to flee following an ultimatum from Muslim extremists holding the city to “convert or die”.As it tightens its grip on Mosul towards creating a pure Islamic Caliphate, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) issued a demand to remaining Christians to either convert, pay the jizya tax for...

Portugal international and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is hailed as one of the greatest footballers in the world. But, it could have been very different as the talented player’s mother has now revealed how she tried to abort her unborn child.Just weeks after Ronaldo thrilled fans during the recent World Cup, his mother Dolores reveals...

Pope Francis has made personal phone calls to the presidents of Israel and the Palestinian Territories to urge them to work for an immediate end to hostilities.As the death toll linked with the current conflict in Gaza continues to rise, the Pontiff made contact with President Shimon Peres and then President Mahmoud Abbas on July 18 to express his...

Hopes of an imminent decision on the status of Medjugorje by Pope Francis have been dashed after a recent statement attributed to the Pontiff on the subject was denied.Pilgrims to the site of alleged Marian apparitions had been elated by news in June of a meeting between Pope Francis and Fr Miljenko Steko, the Provincial of the Franciscan Order in...

Pope Francis has offered prayers for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flights downed in Ukraine.Having learned “with dismay” of the July 17 tragedy, the Pontiff  “raises prayers for the numerous victims of the incident and for their relatives, and renews his heartfelt appeal to all parties in the conflict to seek peace...

The Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue has called for Christians and Muslims to build “bridges of peace” in its annual message for Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, which falls this July 28.Entitled ‘Towards a Genuine Fraternity between Christians and Muslims’, the message conveys “congratulations and good...

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