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Floods, Over 27,000 Displaced in Southwest Sri Lanka
Last edited 4th June 2014

At least 23 people are dead and more than 27 thousand displaced after two days of devastating floods in the southern and western areas of Sri Lanka. The Disaster Management Center (DMC) has sent five groups to rescue the population, with the help of the Navy and Air Force. Please keep the people of Sri Lanka in your prayers.

Syria: As Voting Gets Underway, Nobody Doubts Assad's Victory
Last edited 3rd June 2014

Syrians began voting yesterday morning for a new president. In a country torn by three years of a civil war that has affected the whole region, no one doubts that President Bashar al-Assad will win.


Doubts Raised Over Release Reports of Christian Woman in Sudan
Last edited 2nd June 2014

A government official in Sudan is denying claims that a Christian woman sentenced to execution for her faith may soon be freed. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, is recognized as Muslim under Sudanese law because her father was Muslim, despite the fact that her father abandoned the family when Ibrahim was six years old, and she was raised as a Christian by her Ethiopian Orthodox mother.


Syrians are Suffering from ‘Globalisation of Indifference’
Last edited 2nd June 2014

A “globalisation of indifference” has taken hold of too many of the world’s people, numbing them to the horrifying reality faced by the people of Syria and other innocent victims of war and violence around the world, Pope Francis has said.


Pakistani Civil Society Groups Protest Brutal Stoning of Young Woman
Last edited 1st June 2014

Over the weekend, activists and civil society groups staged a demonstration in Lahore outside the High Court to protest against the brutal stoning of 25-year-old Farzana Parveen, a woman who was three months pregnant, killed by her family outside the court in an "honour killing ", a common practice in the Punjab where hundreds of cases occur annually. Visit this article to read more.

Eastern Ukraine Bishop: Catholics Are Too Frightened to Attend Mass
Last edited 29th May 2014

A Catholic bishop in eastern Ukraine said church members are afraid to attend Mass in Donetsk and other towns after a priest from Poland was abducted by pro-Russia separatists.


Pakistani Man Protesting 'Honour Killing' Admits Strangling First Wife
Last edited 29th May 2014

Muhummad Iqbal, who is demanding justice after his pregnant second wife was killed by her family, admits his own crime

Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Against ACA Contraceptive Mandate Enforcement Against Two Religious Colleges
Last edited 26th May 2014

In Dordt College v. Sebelius, (ND IA, May 21, 2014), an Iowa federal district court granted a preliminary injunction to two religiously-oriented colleges-- Dordt College (Christian Reformed Church) and Cornerstone University (Baptist)-- to prevent enforcement of the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage mandate rules against them.

Military Coup: Pray for Peace in Thailand
Last edited 22nd May 2014

Thailand's military chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha has announced that the armed forces and police have seized power in the country, two days after declaring martial law. General Prayuth made the announcement last night in a television broadcast after he held a meeting with all rival factions aimed at finding a solution to six months of anti-government protests.


South Korea Catholic Cardinal Makes 1st visit to North Korea
Last edited 21st May 2014

South Korean Roman Catholic Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung visited North Korea for the first time on Wednesday, despite rekindled animosity between the neighboring countries.

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