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Iraqi bishop recalls his abduction, torture in new book (World Watch Monitor)

Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna, then a priest, suffered torture during his 27-day abduction in 2006. He is now apostolic visitor for Chaldean Catholics residing in Europe.

Faith amid the flames: California Catholics recount stories of survival (National Catholic Register)

Shrinking majority of Americans believe that biblical account of birth of Jesus depicts actual events (Pew Research Center)

According to a new survey, 66% of Americans believe that Jesus was born to a virgin—down from 73% in 2013. Only 55% of those born after 1980 believe in the virgin birth. 51% of Americans, and 40% of those born after 1980, plan to attend church on December 24 or 25.

Largely Catholic Asian nation elects Muslim prime minister (Fides)

Timor-Leste (East Timor), a nation of 1.3 million, is 97% Catholic.

Washington March for Life announces location and speakers (Catholic Herald)

Belarus: Baptists maltreated, fined for offering religious literature (Forum 18)

The nation of 9.6 million is 48% Orthodox and 7% Catholic. 41% are nonbelievers.

Mexico: 2 dancers murdered while honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe (Fides)

“These murders are not like the others, although it must be said that no homicide is good, but these people were not at a party or getting drunk, they were ... dancing for the Virgin of Guadalupe, in an act of faith and love,” said the bishop of Ciudad Juárez.

Hong Kong Bishop declares 2018 'Year of Youth' (Vatican Radio)

UK: 'draconian' education act would see local authorities policing homeschoolers (Breitbart)

Zambia's leading prelate emphasizes traditional teaching on remarriage and the Eucharist (Vatican Radio)

Lamenting rising civil divorce, Archbishop Telesphore-George Mpundu of Lusaka told Vatican Radio that “the divorced and remarried are not allowed to receive the Sacraments of Penance and Eucharist.”