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His Holiness Aram I inaugurates St Vartanantz Church in Salwa

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: On Friday, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia inaugurated the newly-constructed St Vartanantz Church and the Prelacy in Salwa area. In his speech, His Holiness Aram I praised the State of Kuwait for its religious tolerance, describing it as a place …

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Tight security at churches

KUWAIT CITY, April 15: In the midst of tough security thousands of Christians poured into the churches across Kuwait on Good Friday to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, reports a local Arabic daily. The Good Friday Mass included the traditional way of the cross …

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Church battles scalpers – 25K tickets cancelled

NASHVILLE, Tenn, Feb 21, (AP): Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas. But he’s taken his biggest step yet by cancelling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers and putting …

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Churches in Kuwait to keep low profile

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: At a time when churches in Kuwait and other parts of the world are preparing for Christmas, a suicide bomber identified as Abu Abdullah al-Masri recently detonated an explosive belt inside the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, killing dozens of peaceful worshippers, reports Arab Times daily. As …

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At least 20 dead in blast at Cairo church: ministry

Cairo, Dec 11, 2016 (AFP) – An explosion in a Cairo church on Sunday near the headquarters of the Coptic pope killed at least 20 people, the health ministry said. The blast ripped through the church around 10:00 am (0800 GMT), Egyptian security officials said. Share

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160 dead in collapsed Nigerian church

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A hospital director says 160 people were killed when a church roof collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria. Etete Peters of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital said mortuaries are overflowing and the final death toll likely will be much higher. Youth leader Edikan Peters said …

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Attacker obsessed with DAESH leader

JAKARTA, Aug 29, (RTRS): A knife-wielding Indonesian teen who tried to attack a priest at a church during a Sunday service was “obsessed” with extremist group Islamic State, a senior minister said on Monday. Indonesian authorities are increasingly worried about a resurgence in radicalism in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, …

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Decision soon on land for churches

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: The Director-General of the Kuwait Municipality Engineer Ahmed Al-Manfouhi has revealed plans for the allocation of new sites for the construction of churches in Kuwait based on requests submitted to it saying the issue will soon be referred to the Municipal Council to take an appropriate …

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Security at Christian places of worship a top priority: Interior – ‘Land of tolerance’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 21, (KUNA): Ministry of Interior Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad on Monday reiterated keenness on security and safety of Christians and their places of worship, thanking them for interacting with such efforts. Today Al-Fahad received representatives of the churches in Kuwait, as part of coordination meetings with …

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Indonesia’s Aceh tears down churches

ACEH SINGKIL, Indonesia, Oct 19, (RTRS): Authorities in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province on Monday began tearing down several small Christian churches after hardline Muslims demanded their closure, citing a lack of building permits, and following religious violence. Tensions are high among the ethnically and religiously diverse population of Aceh Singkil, …

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