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Indonesian children still in recovery mode 1 year after church bombing (World Watch Monitor)

Protestant pastor in Indonesia charged with blasphemy (UCANews)

Over 100 Indonesians have faced blasphemy charges since 2005; this case is the first involving a Christian leader.

Mali bishops' official warns of rising jihadist influence in region (Fides)

The African nation of 17.5 million is 95% Muslim and 2% Christian.

Nigeria: 2 catechists murdered by Boko Haram suicide bomber (Fides)

Indian prime minister attacks archbishop over pastoral letter on state election (National Catholic Register)

Archbishop Thomas Macwan of Gandhinagar warned that rising Hindu nationalism threatens religious freedom and democracy in India.

Pope thanks his envoy to UN for promoting Vatican viewpoint (Vatican Radio)

In an interview with Vatican Radio, Archbishop Bernadito Auza (the Holy See’s envoy to the UN) discussed nuclear weapons and migration.

Post-ISIS, the first Catholic church is reconsecrated on Nineveh Plains (Aid to the Church in Need)

Telleskuf (also known as Tesqopa) was a largely Catholic town of 11,000 before its capture by ISIS. The Hungarian government and Aid to the Church in Need funded the church’s reconstruction.

North American Orthodox-Catholic dialogue critiques document on primacy, synodality (USCCB)

In 2016, the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church met in Chieti, Italy, and published “Synodality and Primacy in the First Millennium”. The North American Orthodox - Catholic Theological Consultation has issued an 8-page friendly critique of the Chieti document. Dated 10/28, the critique was released by the USCCB on 12/14.

Pope Francis preaches on God's tenderness (Vatican Radio)

The Pope preached on Isaiah 41:13-20 during his 12/14 weekday Mass.

Pope Francis meets with evangelical leaders to discuss religious freedom (Vatican Radio)

Pope Francis received the leaders of the World Evangelical Alliance.