» 08/13/2010, 00.00
ISLAM - ALGERIA
Christians and Muslims from Algeria to Italy in the footsteps of Saint Augustine
Among them are Muslim converts and catechumens. They want to pray for the Church to accept Muslims who want to be baptized. A Berber cross commemorating the pilgrimage to Milan (where Augustine received baptism) and Pavia (his tomb). The novena of preparation.
17/02/2010 ISLAM - ALGERIA
The Algerian Church has the same right to spread its message (as Muslims do)
Algeria’s Minister of Religious Affairs is incensed when the bishop of Algiers calls for the repeal of laws that limit freedom of conscience and worship in his country, where a Protestant church was recently set on fire. The minister tells him to do what his French predecessors did for years, namely prevent Muslims from converting to Christianity.
Communist Party in crisis: 20 million members go to church or temple
More and more Party members adhere to underground Buddhism or Christianity. The Central Committee threatens excommunication but is powerless. Converts share their experiences.
Algerian army in bloody raid to free the hostages. Number of killed and missing unclear
Local news agencies claim 600 Algerians and four foreigners were released, many governments confirm that some compatriots were released and repatriated. Tokyo say three Japanese are free, but the fate of the other 14 are unknown. International diplomats have criticized the decision of Algiers: the raid went ahead without any consultation.
18/03/2016 17:39:00 INDIA
From Muslim to Christian: I discovered the love of Jesus, to Him I give everything
A young Indian woman, Sonam Shaikh, chose to convert to Christianity after attending Christmas Mass. Remember that moment, she said “Everything fascinated me". After that initial “thunderbolt” that filled her heart with joy, she took on the path of Initiation, which she describes in her journey toward baptism.
Gujarat: anti-conversion law due in days
The BJP-led government wants to “revive” a law approved in 2003 but never entered into force because of widespread protests that erupted back then. Whoever changes religion will have to inform the government first. Analysts see this as a political move to curry favour with Hindu nationalists for upcoming elections.
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