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Ukraine Faces Mass Starvation & Exodus of Millions, Says Bishop
Last edited 30th July 2015

The Russian-backed separatist rebellion has plunged Ukraine into its worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War and “millions of refugees” could soon head for Europe to escape starvation, according to a Ukrainian bishop.


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Emergency Continues in Nepal Months After Earthquake
Last edited 29th July 2015

In the three months since Nepal was struck by a massive 8.1 quake and its devastating after shocks, Caritas Australia in collaboration with Caritas Nepal and America's Catholic Relief Services have provided emergency relief to more than 20,200 households and over 101,000 men, women and children.


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U.S. Senate to Debate Restricting Funds to Planned Parenthood Following Third Explosive Video
Last edited 29th July 2015

The US Senate wil debate restricting funds to Planned Parenthood following the release of a third video which suggests that the organisation profits from the sale of foetal parts.


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Pakistan Suspends Death Sentence of Asia Bibi, Christian Woman Charged with Blasphemy
Last edited 28th July 2015

A Dominican priest in Pakistan has praised the nation’s Supreme Court for suspending the death sentence of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman charged with blasphemy, and has emphasised the importance of dialogue between Muslims and Christians.


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African Leaders Counter Obama's 'Ideological Colonisation' in Kenya
Last edited 28th July 2015

U.S. president Barack Obama has come under fire from African politicians and Church leaders after advocating for gay rights in Kenya this weekend – a practice Pope Francis has referred to as “ideological colonization.”


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New York City Mayor Ready for Pope's U.S. Visit
Last edited 23rd July 2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke to reporters about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to his city, and he had nothing but praise for the Holy Father: "I think the emotion that the people of New York City feel for this Pope is going to manifest itself in the streets of the city. Anywhere he goes, I think you're going to see a great outpouring of support for him."


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Asia Bibi’s Death Sentence Temporarily Suspended by Pakistan’s Supreme Court
Last edited 22nd July 2015

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian who was sentenced to death for blasphemy, has had her execution temporarily suspended after Pakistan’s supreme court agreed to hear her appeal. Ms Bibi was arrested in 2009 after being involved in a dispute over a water bowl with a group of Muslim women she was working with. The women accused her of blasphemy, saying she insulted the Prophet Muhammad, which is a capital offence in Pakistan. She was convicted of the charge and sentenced to death in 2010.


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US Bishops Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Last edited 21st July 2015

Two leading U.S. bishops have renewed the call to choose life over the death penalty because, they say, heinous criminals deserve both justice and mercy – their lives too are from God.


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ISIS Kidnap Three African Christians in Libya
Last edited 20th July 2015

ISIS has kidnapped three African Christians in eastern Libya, the terrorist group has claimed on social media. According to Reuters, ISIS published the passport pictures of the three men, who come from Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana respectively.


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Priest Says Situation in Gaza Continues to Deteriorate
Last edited 20th July 2015

One year after a war with Israel that turned daily life here into a nightmare, a Catholic priest in Gaza said the situation in this besieged Palestinian territory has deteriorated even further.


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