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Russian church official urges reflection on centenary of czar’s murder

Russian church official urges reflection on centenary of czar’s murder

| July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The secretary-general of the Russian bishops’ conference urged Catholics to remember the 1918 murder of Czar Nicholas II and his family with “penance and reflection,” while suggesting Catholics could participate in future commemorations.

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Learn from the past to bring peaceful future to Middle East, pope says

Learn from the past to bring peaceful future to Middle East, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

As war continues to threaten the land of Jesus’ birth and to undermine the existence of Christian communities there, the international community must learn from the errors of the past and do more to bring lasting peace to the Middle East, Pope Francis said.

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100 years after Russian revolution, Christianity faces new challenges

100 years after Russian revolution, Christianity faces new challenges

| Robert Duncan | September 19, 2017 | 2 Comments

A few blocks from Moscow’s Lubyanka Building, which for decades served as the headquarters of the Soviet Union’s KGB security agency, the Russian Orthodox patriarch recently consecrated a church memorializing those martyred during communism’s reign.

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