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  • Door of mercy opens at St Patrick’s Cathedral

    KARACHI: A large number of Catholic Christians seeking forgiveness for their sins passed through the door of extraordinary mercy, which opened for them at the St Patrick’s Cathedral here on Sunday morning by Archbishop Joseph Coutts, the archdiocese of Karachi...

    Reading portions of religious scriptures about repentance, Archbishop Coutts reminded the people of miracles and God’s blessings before leaving in a procession towards the...

  • Anti-tobacco team visits church to create awareness

    ISLAMABAD: A team of ‘Tobacco Smoke Free Capital’ visited Saint Thomas Church in Sector G-7/2 on Sunday to create awareness among people against the hazards of using tobacco...

    Deputy Director General (Health) and Project Director Dr Minhajus Siraj, while talking to Dawn, said over 600 people participated in the services held in the church...

  • At least 26 killed in shooting at Texas church: US media

    A black-clad gunman armed with an assault rifle opened fire on a small-town Texas church during Sunday morning services, killing 26 people and wounding 20 in the latest mass shooting to shock the United States...

    The victims, who ranged in age from five to 72, were gunned down at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a rural community of about 400 people located 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio...

  • Family dispute suspected in Texas church shooting

    SUTHERLAND SPRI­NGS: A family dispute may have sparked the rampage by a US Air Force veteran who killed 26 people with an assault rifle in a small-town church, the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history, officials said...

    Ten people remained in critical condition a day after Devin Patrick Kelley, a 26-year-old private security guard, burst into the rural Baptist church during Sunday morning services and sprayed bullets at the...

  • Indian police investigate latest attack on church

    AGRA: Vandals who attacked a northern Indian church wrapped a dog chain around the neck of a Virgin Mary statue, police said on Thursday, in the latest assault on Christian places of worship in Hindu-majority India...

    Police said several statues were damaged and their glass cases broken inside the grounds of St Mary’s church in the overnight attack in the tourist city of Agra, home to the famed Taj Mahal...

  • 69 jailed for life for torching church in Egypt

    CAIRO Egypt jailed 69 Islamists for life on Wednesday for torching a church near Cairo in August 2013 during a crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, a judicial official said...

    The Coptic church was set on fire and a police station was attacked when violence erupted in the town of Kerdasa on Aug 14 that year, after hundreds of Morsi supporters died in a crackdown on two protest camps in the capital the same day......

  • 545 booked under ATA for vandalising church

    LAHORE: Police registered a case on Monday under anti-terrorism act against the people who had vandalized a church in Basti Dhoop Sarri in Sanda and wounded several policemen deployed there to protect it on Sunday night...

    “Some 500-600 people have been booked under terrorism charges for vandalising the church, damaging public and private property and injuring 10 policemen,” Iqbal Town SP (Investigation) Ijaz Shafi Dogar told Dawn... ...

  • Bid to sell Karak church land foiled

    KARAK: The members of local Christian community claimed here on Tuesday to have foiled a bid to sell the land of a church situated in Karak city...

    Faryad Masih, a representative of local Christians, told journalists that two persons impersonating as bishop and pope had come to the district to sell the land of local church...

  • Suspected gunman caught in US black church 'hate crime': media

    The shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in the southeastern US city was one of the worst attacks on a place of worship in the country in recent years, and comes at a time of lingering racial tensions...

    Among the dead was the church's pastor Clementa Pinckney, who was also a Democratic state senator...

  • White gunman mows down nine in US church

    CHARLESTON: A white gunman killed nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, the city’s police chief said on Thursday, describing the attack as a “hate crime”...

    Eight victims were found dead in the church, Chief Gregory Mullen told reporters at a media conference, and a ninth person died after being taken to a hospital...

  • Knifeman attacks church guard in Alexandria

    CAIRO: An Egyptian Muslim stabbed and wounded a security guard after being prevented from entering a church in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria on Saturday, a senior police official said...

    The militant Islamic State group has killed dozens of Coptic Christians in church bombings and shooting attacks in Egypt since December, and have threatened further attacks...

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