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Pope lifts suspension of former Sandinista official

Pope Francis (AP)

Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann was ordered to stop exercising his ministry 29 years ago

US Chaldeans call on President Obama to help end ‘genocide’ of Iraqi Christians

Protesters display signs and carry flags during a rally in Detroit to highlight persecution of Iraqi Christians (CNS)

Chaldeans take part in prayer vigil after Detroit protest

Catholic charity: ‘Gaza on the brink of collapse’

A Palestinian family flee their house in Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip (CNS)

CRS currently delivering humanitarian aid to thousands of Gazans

Chinese bishop urges Catholics to hold firm as religious symbols removed

A priest distributes Communion during Mass in a makeshift Catholic chapel in a village outside Tianjin, China (CNS)

Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang writes open letter asking Catholics to defend ‘rights and dignity’

Cardinal to Hamas and Israel: pick up binoculars to see your innocent victims

Sister Gilbert Saliba visits Nidal Alawi, 11, of Gaza in the intensive care unit of St Joseph Hospital in Jerusalem (Photo: CNS)

Jerusalem patriarch, meanwhile, says conflict is turning Gaza into a ‘factory for extremists’