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Stop the Carnage in Syria, Doctors Plead
Last edited 25th November 2014

The situation of civilians under siege by the Assad regime in Syria is even worse than under ISIS, the Islamic extremists, say Syrian doctors. In an op-ed in the New York Times, two doctors claim that at least 560 doctors and nurses have been killed and 155 medical facilities have been attacked since the war began.


The Lebanese Model: A Multi-Religious Solution for Syria and Iraq?
Last edited 13th November 2014

The apostolic nuncio to Lebanon has said the country is a model of multi-religious coexistence that could help resolve violent sectarian conflicts in the Middle East. “There are no majorities or minorities here, but each one is part of the whole,” Archbishop Gabriele Caccia told several Catholic reporters in a recent meeting at the nunciature in Jounieh, Lebanon.


Pope's Letter to Tony Abbott and G20 Summit
Last edited 11th November 2014

Pope Francis wrote a letter to the Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, who will preside over the G20 summit on November 15th and 16th. In the document, he asks world leaders taking part in the summit to keep in mind that "many lives are at stake behind these political and technical discussions.” He also lists some of the problems that affect humanity today.


Nigeria School Blast in Potiskum Kills Dozens
Last edited 11th November 2014

At least 46 students have been killed by a suicide bomber at a school assembly in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Potiskum, police have said. A suicide bomber dressed as a student is believed to have caused the blast at the boys' school in Yobe state .


Catholic Charity: Adopt an Iraqi Family
Last edited 6th November 2014

Thousands of Iraqi families have been forced out of their homes by Islamic extremists. Amid the instability, there are two main questions they ask, over and over. Caritas is hoping to purchase 150 containers to house families, at a cost of roughly 3,100 euros per unit. They're hoping those who can contribute will donate. They are also hoping to buy school buses for the refugees.

Church Protests Beating Deaths of Christian Couple Accused of Blasphemy
Last edited 6th November 2014

Catholic leaders in Pakistan protested the Nov. 4 beatings and burning of a young Christian couple accused of desecrating the Quran.


Key Element in Ebola Fight Comes From Church, Says Caritas Leader
Last edited 5th November 2014

A leader in the fight against ebola in Sierra Leone says that hope is the first thing you need to fight the so-far incurable illness. If you have hope, he says, you can overcome ebola. And a great strength of the Catholic Church is offering that hope.


Pakistan Mob Kills Christian Couple over Koran 'Blasphemy'
Last edited 4th November 2014

A Christian couple in Pakistan have been beaten to death by an angry crowd after being accused of desecrating a Koran, police say, reports the BBC.

Catholic Priests, Religious must Leave Crimea by Year's End
Last edited 3rd November 2014

All Catholic priests in the Crimea will be forced to leave by the end of 2014 under new rules established by the Russian government, the Forum 18 news service reports.

Baghdad, At Least 38 Dead in Bomb Attack - Please Pray
Last edited 28th October 2014

At least 38 people were killed and dozens injured in the two bombings on Monday 27 October in the Iraqi capital and in a suburb near Baghdad. In the first attack, a suicide bomber drove a Humvee packed with explosives crashed into a checkpoint south of Baghdad, killing over 24 people (mostly members of the Shiite militias). At least 25 people were injured. The second took place in the capital, when a car bomb detonated and killed at least 10 people.


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