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by CNA Staff Vienna, Austria, Oct 22, 2021 / 13:00 pm Eleven people from Afghanistan are among the 27 adults who will soon be baptized as Catholics in Austria’s Vienna archdiocese. Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna formally welcomed the candidates for adult baptism at a ceremony on Oct. 20 at

by Autumn Jones Denver Newsroom, Sep 23, 2021 / 15:01 pm Over the next several months, the USCCB and Catholic Charities locations across the U.S. will welcome upwards of 7,500 refugees from Afghanistan. The USCCB is one of nine resettlement networks in the United States, and it partners with 45

by Alejandro Bermudez, Shannon Mullen, Matt Hadro Denver Newsroom, Aug 25, 2021 / 14:56 pm With time running out to rescue civilians fleeing the Taliban, Afghan Christians and others whose names appear on U.S. government lists of qualified evacuees are being turned away at the airport in Kabul, representatives of

by Courtney Mares Rome, Italy, Aug 20, 2021 / 14:58 pm An Afghan Christian refugee whose parents were killed by the Taliban in the 1990s is appealing to Pope Francis to help a Catholic family currently at the Kabul airport. “I ask please, please of both the Holy See and

by Christine Rousselle, Jose Torres Jr. Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug 19, 2021 / 10:21 am Numerous Christian aid organizations and leaders have spoken about the imminent threat to the Christian community in Afghanistan after the country fell to the Taliban. Afghanistan is over 99% Muslim, with the majority being Sunni. There

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Aug 17, 2021 / 08:05 am A group of Catholic nuns in Kabul are safe after the capital city of Afghanistan was taken by the Taliban Aug. 15, the president of a children’s charity said Tuesday. “We are in constant contact with the sisters present

WASHINGTON—A widespread humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Afghanistan, with the Taliban swiftly seizing control of the capital on August 15. Thousands of people who have worked as interpreters, translators, and in other capacities alongside the United States military over the past twenty years, including Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants, find

by Jose Torres Jr. Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug 17, 2021 / 13:01 pm A Jesuit priest stranded in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the country said the situation is “changing” and “chaotic.” “The way the situation is changing in the country, it is anyone’s imagination,” said Father Jerome Sequeira, head

By Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Aug 16, 2021 / 08:30 am A Catholic charitable organization working in Afghanistan said Sunday it fears for the safety of Christians in the country, and that the group may need to suspend its activities as instability increases. Caritas Italiana, a charity of the Italian