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Mass death sentence in Egypt draws condemnation

undefined | A court ordered the executions of more than 300 people over protests in 2013
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/18/18, 04:10 pm

Egypt caused an international stir earlier this month after it dished out death sentences to 75 people, including leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, over protests in 2013. The country continues to face condemnation and pressure to backtrack on the ruling, but analysts say it’s unlikely Egypt will relent.

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Muslim mob destroys Egyptian church

International | Some houses of worship close while others wait for government legalization
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/07/18, 01:49 pm

EGYPT: At least eight churches have been closed in Luxor governorate, and one near Minya was destroyed by Muslim mobs. Yet the government has kept 3,500 churches that predate a licensing law waiting—some for 20 years—to be legalized.

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Former top Vatican emissary claims pope knew of abuse by Catholic clergy

International | Viganò calls for Francis’ resignation amid heightened church controversy
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/27/18, 03:10 pm

VATICAN: Calls for Pope Francis to resign ignited after the Vatican’s retired ambassador to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, charged in an 11-page testimony that the pontiff—and his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI—knew about decades’ worth of accusations against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington, D.C. The accusations involve sex abuse of minors.

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