By John Pontifex

About 500 Christian families – up to 2,500 people – celebrated their long-awaited homecoming to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains with ceremonies marking a fresh start in their old towns and villages.  

By Maria Lozano

A leading Catholic bishop in Cuba has described the damage in the parts of his diocese devastated by Hurricane Irma. 

By Murcadha O Flaherty

Exploitation, discrimination and violent outbursts against Bangladesh’s small Christian community are being encouraged by the authorities’ indifference – according to a senior Church figure. 

Christian children in Sudan’s refugee camps are not receiving food unless they say Islamic prayers, according to reports received by sources close to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. A contact, who asked to remain anonymous for security reasons, described how Christian refugees from South Sudan are “in a terrible situation” in refugee camps in Sudan. 

By Maria Lozano

Twenty years after the death of St. Teresa of Calcutta thousands of Christians and Muslims came together to celebrate the consecration of the Roman Catholic Co-cathedral in Pristina. St. Teresa Cathedral is the only one in the world dedicated to the Albanian saint. The consecration took place on 5th September, on the first anniversary of Mother Teresa’s canonization. It was not just an inauguration, but also an ecumenical and interreligious event. 

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