Crackdown on Eritrea’s Christians ahead of Independence Day

A refugee camp for Eritreans who have fled the country to neighbouring Ethiopia(Photo: Release International) Eritrea has been cracking down on Christians ahead of the country’s Independence Day on May 24.  Eritrea has arrested more than 140 Christians who were meeting in private in the capital Asmara. Fourteen children are among the 141 detained, after the authorities raided a Christian gathering in Mai Temenai. The crackdown comes ahead of Eritrea’s Independence Day on May 24. Contacts of Release International, which supports persecuted Christians around the world, say the streets are…

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104-Year-Old Mom Finally Reunited With Her 82-Year-Old Daughter

After many years of searching, an 82-year-old, Eileen Macken, who was brought up in an orphanage in Ireland, was finally reunited in amazing fashion with her mother. She only recently discovered that her mom was alive and living in Scotland. Last year she went public with her search on the RTE Liveline show, which is Ireland’s most popular radio broadcast, in an attempt to find her mother. She reached out to the listeners of the show to help her reconnect with her mother even though in the back of her…

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Ireland’s Catholic bishops in spirited please ahead of the European elections

(Photo: Pexels/SlonDotPics) Ireland’s Catholic bishops are urging the faithful to get and out vote in the European Parliament elections.  Here, they make their case in a statement issue ahead of the polls opening this week: Citizens across the island of Ireland, North and South, will be called to the polls this week on 23 and 24 May respectively, to exercise their democratic vote in the European Parliament elections. Common Good Voting is the right and privilege of every responsible citizen. It is also the practical and concrete contribution that every…

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