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Tribal Bishops of India seek Presidential intervention

Tribal bishops seek Indian president's intervention
10:17 PM, May 15, 2017
India(Delhi):They fear India's indigenous peoples could end up landless like those in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.India's tribal Catholic bishops have sought the intervention of President Pranab Mukherjee to ensure the rights of millions of tribal people.

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Trump Should Adopt an International Religious-Freedom Policy with Teeth

May 12, 2017 4:55 PM American Christians should urge him to adopt policies to help the church where it’s persecuted. The young girl’s mother wept in the wedding hall. But they were not the tears of joy that countless mothers before her shed in this space. They were bitter tears pouring down her forlorn face as she recounted how her youngest daughter, only three years old, was kidnapped by ISIS. If Christina (which means Christ-follower) is still alive, she is now the personal property of radical Islamic terrorists and will probably never see her own mother again.

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SUDAN: PASTOR RELEASED AFTER 17 MONTHS

After 510 days in prison, Rev. Hassan Abduraheem and Mr. Abdulmonem Abdumawla were released on May 11, 2017, on a presidential pardon. The two were arrested in December 2015 along with VOM field worker Petr Jasek and Rev. Kuwa Shamal. Rev. Shamal was acquitted of all charges and released on Jan. 2, 2017, and Jasek was released on Feb. 26, 2017, also on a presidential pardon.

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