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Burkina Faso: 15 persons killed in ferocious attack on Catholic Church.

According to the Church news service, Agenzia Fides, a small residual Catholic community gathered for a Sunday Prayer Service, under the direction of a Catechist were victim of a ferocious jihadist attack on Sunday, 25 February, in Essakane, a village 45 km from Dori, in the Sahel region of north-eastern Burkina Faso.

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15 Catholics reported killed in terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

The Catholic Diocese of Dori confirms that 15 parishioners were killed on Sunday during a terrorist attack in Essakane village and two others injured, as jihadist groups linked to al-Qaida and the so-called Islamic State (IS) continue to extend their range of action in the vast Sahel region.

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Sri Lanka: A nation’s quest for dignity and future

The first episode of a journey visiting the Development Centers coordinated by MAGIS (Movement and Action of Jesuits Together for Development) to support the poorest and most exploited segments of Sri Lanka’s population.

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Anniversary of shipwreck reveals horrors migrants still face

One year after the shipwreck off the shores of Cutro in southern Italy, in which nearly 100 men, women and children drowned, migrants seeking safety and reception in Italy, still face closed ports, mistreatment, and evermore precarious conditions.

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Pope cancels Monday Audiences as precautionary measure

Due to persistent, mild flu-like symptoms, Pope Francis cancels his Monday audiences.

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Children endure dire existence in Gaza

Since the start of the conflict in Gaza, thousands of children have been exposed to distressing events and trauma, marked by extensive destruction and displacement.

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Pope pleads for just and lasting peace in Ukraine

Pope Francis notes the anniversary of the beginning of the large-scale war in Ukraine, and pleads for a diplomatic solution aimed at “a just and lasting peace.”

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Pope at Angelus: Let's open ourselves to the light of Jesus!

During his weekly Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis offers the faithful a 'good Lenten resolution', inviting them to open themselves to the light of Jesus and to never let anything divert their glance from it.

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Lord’s Day Reflection: ‘From desert to mountain’

As the Church marks the Second Sunday of Lent, Fr. Edmund Power, OSB, offers his thoughts on the day’s liturgical readings under the theme: “From desert to mountain”.

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Western leaders in Kyiv for 2nd anniversary of Russian invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hosted Western leaders in Kyiv on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of the country.

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