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Crisis in Afghanistan

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 Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Aug 24, 2021 / 03:00 am As thousands try to escape a crisis in Afghanistan, Catholics could ask the intercession of a man who orchestrated the largest humanitarian rescue operation by a single ship – Servant of God Marinus (Leonard) LaRue. LaRue, a merchant marine

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