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‘A defining moment for Christians’

International | Bishop blames the Nigerian government after the murder of a young seminarian
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/17/20, 08:40 pm

NIGERIA: The killing of 18-year-old Catholic seminarian Michael Nnadi “is a defining moment for Christians and Christianity in Nigeria,” said Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah at a funeral Mass in Kaduna. Kukah blamed the Buhari government for failing to secure northern states and other areas from Muslim terror groups:

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Taiwan left off religious freedom alliance

International | The United States offers observer status instead to the crucial Asian ally
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/17/20, 03:54 pm

TAIWAN: The U.S. State Department blocked Taiwan from joining 27 other nations in a U.S.-led International Religious Freedom Alliance. But according to Taiwanese officials, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback did issue an invitation for the nation to join as an observer.

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Injuries still surfacing in Iran missile attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/11/20, 11:13 am

More than 100 U.S. service members have needed medical care for brain injuries since Iranian strikes on U.S. bases in Iraq. Of the 109 troops affected, 76 have returned to duty and 26 others are still undergoing treatment, the Pentagon said on Monday. Iran launched missiles at two bases on Jan. 8 in retaliation for the U.S.

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