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U.S. Bishops Condemn Acts of Torture Detailed in Report
Last edited 11th December 2014

Beatings. Sleep deprivation. Death by hypothermia. Isolation. A Senate report released Tuesday exposed a dark underbelly of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program that oversaw 119 detainees between 2001 and 2009.

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Australia's Human Rights Record Being Undermined
Last edited 10th December 2014

Chairman of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Bishop Christopher Saunders says Australia's human rights record is being undermined by policies aimed at denying people sanctuary.

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Little Sisters in Court: Don't Stop Our Ministry of Serving the Dying Poor
Last edited 9th December 2014

The Little Sisters of the Poor asked an appeals court Monday to shield them from the federal contraception mandate, saying that it threatens their 175 years of service to the poor and dying.

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Gun Battles Erupt in Chechnya's Capital after Militants Launch Attack
Last edited 4th December 2014

Militants attacked buildings in Chechnya’s capital, Grozny, in the early hours of Dec 4, prompting gun battles that left at least 10 security officers and six insurgents dead.

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Agencies Prepare Response as Powerful Typhoon takes Aim on Philippines
Last edited 4th December 2014

Catholic and other humanitarian agencies prepared for another potentially devastating storm in the central Philippines as Typhoon Hagupit continued to gain strength and approached the same region devastated 13 months ago.

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Religious Leaders Sign Declaration to Eradicate Slavery
Last edited 2nd December 2014

Leaders of the world’s major religions came together at the Vatican on Tuesday to sign a common declaration condemning slavery and urging the world to action, and were addressed by Pope Francis.

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Hong Kong: Protest leaders on Hunger Strike
Last edited 2nd December 2014

Thousands of pro-democracy activists forced the temporary closure of the Hong Kong government's headquarters on Monday after they clashed with police outside, defying orders to retreat after more than two months of sustained protests. Chaos erupted as commuters made their way to work, with hundreds of protesters surrounding Admiralty Centre, which houses offices and retail outlets, in a tense stand-off with police. The central government offices and the legislature were forced to close in the morning, as were scores of shops.

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Pope meets with Turkey’s Leading Muslim Cleric, Condemns Religious Violence, Visits Mosque
Last edited 1st December 2014

Following his arrival in the Turkish capital of Ankara on November 28, Pope Francis visited the Diyanet, or Presidency of Religious Affairs, which is led by Mehmet Görmez, the nation’s leading Muslim cleric. Characterizing Islam as a “religion of peace,” Görmez described terrorism as “a rebellion against God, and as Muslims we reject this extremism and bloodshed,” the Hürriyet Daily News reported.

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The Plight of Christians in Turkey, Ahead of Pope Francis' Visit
Last edited 27th November 2014

Since the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003, and especially since the eruption of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Turkey has become the destination—or passage way—for hundreds of thousands of refugees, many of them Christians.

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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.

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