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August 17, 2017
Waves of Hope surf school. Credit: Claudio Augusto Morales via Facebook.

.- On Sundays, Felipe Pereira is full of enthusiasm. That’s because on Sundays, the 21-year-old goes to Paradise Beach to enjoy the sea along with his friends and to learn how to surf.

Credit: Volodymyr Burdiak via Shutterstock.

.- Nine years ago, Christians in the Kandhamal district of Odisha, India suffered the worst attacks against Christians in modern times in the country.

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