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More Muslim Leaders are Publicly Condemning Islamic Radicals

Last edited 30th August 2016

First, it was the Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi, of Qom, Iran, who sent Pope Francis a letter in which he thanked him for making a distinction between peaceful Muslims and Islamic radicals. The Grand Ayatollah said that most Muslims consider these groups separate sects that do not follow the true teachings of Islam.


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Priest Suffers Minor Injuries After Failed Suicide Bomb, Axe Attack at Mass

Last edited 29th August 2016

A priest suffered minor injuries after a man armed with a suicide bomb and an axe attacked at Sunday Mass in Indonesia this weekend.


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Tuberculosis Outbreak Having Devastating Effect on Children in Papua New Guinea, ChildFund says

Last edited 23rd August 2016

The scourge of tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea is worse than previously thought and is having a particularly devastating effect on the children of PNG, who make up more than a quarter of all cases.


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Yemen Conflict: Air Strike Hits MSF Hospital in Hajjah

Last edited 15th August 2016

An air strike has hit a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in northern Yemen, killing at least 11 people, the medical charity says.


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Turkey Death Penalty: Erdogan Backs Return at Istanbul Rally

Last edited 8th August 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told a huge rally in Istanbul that he would approve the return of the death penalty if it was backed by parliament and the public.


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Rio De Janeiro Cardinal Receives, Blesses Olympic Torch

Last edited 8th August 2016

In the shadows of the emblematic statue of Christ the Redeemer, the Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Cardinal Orani Joao Tempesta, blessed the Olympic torch and wished for games of fraternity and peace.


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Syrian Conflict: Saraqeb 'Attacked with Chlorine Gas'

Last edited 3rd August 2016

Barrels suspected to contain chlorine gas have been dropped on a town in Syria, a doctor and rescuers have said.


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Fr Hamel Was Martyred ‘In Odium Fidei’, Says Archbishop Fisher

Last edited 2nd August 2016

In his homily at a Mass for the repose of the soul of Fr Jacques Hamel, Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney, a theologian and member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said the priest “died in odium fidei, that is in hatred of the faith”.


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Pope Francis Horrified by ‘Barbarous’ Attack on French Church

Last edited 27th July 2016

Pope Francis is horrified and shocked by an attack in a church in Rouen, in northern France, where a priest was slain and another hostage was seriously wounded.


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Vatican’s Declaration on Tragedy in Nice

Last edited 17th July 2016

‘We condemn in the strongest way every demonstration of senseless violence, of hatred, terrorism and any attack against peace.’


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