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Australian Cardinal George Pell has said that Coptic communities are being persecuted “even outside Egypt“.
A Catholic priest in Nigeria has reportedly killed himself while “cleaning his double-barrelled gun”.
Megan McArdle urges western countries to give asylum to Egypt’s Copts.
Sandro Magister argues that two figures appointed by Pope Francis are “the living negation of his programme of housecleaning and reform“.
And Kevin Jones considers why the Hilton Foundation is giving the National Catholic Reporter a $2.3m (£1.5m, €1.7m) grant to create “a website devoted to the coverage of Catholic Sisters globally“.
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