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Maronite patriarch emeritus dies at age 98

May 14, 2019 CNA Daily News 1

Beirut, Lebanon, May 14, 2019 / 04:25 am (CNA).- Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, who served as the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch from 1986 to 2011, died Sunday just days short of his 99th birthday.

The cardinal died May 12 at a hospital in Beirut.

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Gunmen kill six during Mass in Burkina Faso

May 12, 2019 CNA Daily News 0

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, May 12, 2019 / 10:36 am (CNA).- A group of gunmen burned down a Catholic Church during Sunday Mass and killed at least six people, including a priest, in the west African nation of Burkina Faso this morning. 

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EWTN to launch African news agency

May 10, 2019 CNA Daily News 1

Rome, Italy, May 10, 2019 / 07:55 am (CNA).- EWTN Global Catholic Network announced Friday that it will launch a news service for the African continent.  

ACI-Africa will be a Nairobi, Kenya-based Catholic news agency, publishing content in Engli… […]

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Death toll in DRC Ebola outbreak reaches 1,000

May 9, 2019 CNA Daily News 0

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, May 9, 2019 / 02:59 pm (CNA).- The Ebola outbreak that began last August in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has now claimed more than 1,000 lives, the nation’s health ministry has confirmed.

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