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'You Are Not Alone': Social Media Campaign Supports Persecuted Christians
Last edited 24th September 2014

Thousands of believers have come together to offer support for persecuted Christians in the Middle East, inspired by the words of Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the personal envoy of Pope Francis to Iraq. In an interview with CNA, Mauricio Artieda, the director of Catholic-Link, discussed the “20 Days for Peace” campaign, which Catholic-Link launched to urge people to pray for the difficult situation faced by Christians in Iraq and Syria.

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How Israel can Bring Peace to the World
Last edited 24th September 2014

A regular MercatorNet contributor, psychologist Israel Kalman, has written this “Open Letter to My Fellow Jews” in the wake of the recent war in Gaza...

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Archbishop Tutu Statement Supporting Australia's Aboriginal People
Last edited 22nd September 2014

South Africa's admired social rights activist, retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu has issued a statement supporting calls for a truth and justice commission to lay bare "the horrors of the past" suffered by Australia's Aboriginal peoples and wants this followed by a national healing process for all Australians.

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Cardinal Dolan: Ukraine 'Flowing with Blood,' America Must Speak Up
Last edited 17th September 2014

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has urged U.S. Catholics to listen to the “chilling” pleas of Greek-Catholic bishops who say Ukraine is “flowing with blood” due to the Russian military’s actions.

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East Jerusalem Tour Heightens U.S. Bishops' Awareness of Complexities
Last edited 14th September 2014

Eight Eastern Christian leaders spent 40 minutes talking to President Barack Obama about the situation of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.

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A Day of Prayer for Pakistan Floods Victims
Last edited 11th September 2014

The floods that hit Pakistan on 5 September have so far caused the death of 257 people in Punjab province, injuring an additional 461. Some 1,413 homes have been severely damaged with another 265 totally destroyed. In the province, a total of 551,159 people have been affected, about a million in the whole country.

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Love of God Linked to Love of Man, Archbishop Reminds on 9/11
Last edited 11th September 2014

The 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States is a chance to mourn and honor those who died, as well as to choose love over hatred, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila said.

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Is Religion a Factor for Peace or Violence?
Last edited 9th September 2014

Is religion a factor for peace or violence? It's a question that's been raised repeatedly, especially now in the Middle East. Under the theme, Peace is the Future, the Community of St. Egidio held a two day conference in Antwerpen, Belgium, to discuss the issue.


Chaldean Patriarch Calls on Catholics Worldwide to Help Prevent Extinction of Iraqi Christians
Last edited 8th September 2014

In an unprecedented move, Iraq's Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon and spiritual leader of Assyrian Catholics has personally emailed each of Australia's Catholic bishops as well as Catholic leaders worldwide in a bid to prevent the extinction of Iraq's Christian community.

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Notre Dame Retreats in the USA, Will Provide Contraceptive Coverage in Student Health Programs
Last edited 8th September 2014

"Notre Dame has declared in court that to do what it is doing now would be scandalous. And it is doing this voluntarily," said William Dempsey, the head of the Sycamore Trust, an alumni group dedicated to defending the school's Catholic identity.


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