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Balancing act: A trapeze artist performs on April 17th in Sochi, Russia, on World Circus Day. Cardinal Peter Turkson of the Vatican Dicaster for Promoting Integral Human Development said audiences were "as thirsty as circus workers for an explosion of sheer joy" that circuses would bring after the pandemic ended

Balancing act: A trapeze artist performs on April 17th in Sochi, Russia, on World Circus Day. Cardinal Peter Turkson of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoti …

Coptic Christian shot dead by terrorists

A 62-year-old COPTIC Christian, Nabil Habashi Salama, kidnapped in North Sinai, Egypt in November, was among three men murdered last week by an Islamic State-affiliated terrorist group. His kidnappers initially asked for a ransom of £ 230,000. However, a video was released on Saturday showing Mr. Habashi Salama being shot in the back of the head. One of the three militants present, whose face was blurred, reportedly warned "Christians of Egypt" that "this is the price you are paying for supporting the Egyptian army". Local media reports suggest that the three suspects shown in the video have since been killed by Egyptian security forces.

The Diocese in Europe is helping more British nationals in France

The project to support the residence of the diocese in Europe, with which British nationals can apply for a residence permit in France under the EU agreement on leaving the EU, has been extended until the end of 2021. Launched in September, the project received £ 250,000 from the National Support Fund (UKNSF) program of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. The French authorities have stated that all UK nationals wishing to keep their French residence rights must apply by June 30th and that they should have their new permit by October 1st. The diocesan project, which has a website and a confidential hotline, is aimed at "those who may have more complex circumstances or may need assistance". frenchresidencysupport.org

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