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Women Religious Attacked in Bangladesh
Last edited 15th July 2014

Last week dozens of armed men broke into a convent in northern Bangladesh, beating a group of nuns at a small mission.


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Church of England Votes for Women Bishops
Last edited 14th July 2014

The General Synod of the Church of England voted July 14 to authorise the ordination of women as bishops and approved motions pledging to respect and work with people who believe that, theologically, the vote was a mistake.


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Pope Francis: Pray 'Insistently' for Peace in the Holy Land
Last edited 14th July 2014

Speaking after the Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday 13 July 2014, the Pope described his appeal as “heartfelt” and said we must all continue to pray insistently for peace in the Holy Land in the light of the tragic events of the past days.


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Catholics in Holy Land Pray for Peace, Reconciliation
Last edited 13th July 2014

Under the back and forth of Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rockets, concerned Catholic migrants from India are praying for peace in the Holy Land. "So far, the migrants are safe and no casualties have been reported," Fr. Tojy Jose, OFM, head of the Indian Chaplaincy in the Holy Land, told CNA July 11.


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Vatican Bank Press Conference 9th of July 2014
Last edited 10th July 2014

In a Vatican press conference, Australian Cardinal George Pell, head of the Vatican’s economic secretariat, announced the latest changes, which he said are designed to improve vigilance and transparency. “There are many challenges and much work ahead,” Cardinal Pell said. “The Holy Father has made it clear these changes should move forward expeditiously.”

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Meet the New President of the Vatican Bank
Last edited 9th July 2014

This is the new president of the Vatican Bank, also known as the IOR. Fifty one year old Frenchman Jean-Baptiste de Franssu is an investment and financial management expert. Cardinal George Pell, who serves as the Vatican's Secretariat for the Economy, introduced him, along with the bank's former president, Ernst von Freyberg.

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Turkish Ramadan Feast Brings Faiths Together in Sydney
Last edited 7th July 2014

By six o'clock in the evening, with the sun fully set and the new moon rising, Sydney- based newly weds Azmi and Deniz Alkan were busy in the kitchen preparing what would prove to be an amazing array of culinary delights. They were preparing the Iftar feast that breaks the day's Ramadan fast.


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Anglicans in Australia Abandon Seal of Confession for Serious Crimes
Last edited 4th July 2014

Anglican leaders in Australia have unanimously approved a proposal to abandon the confessional seal, authorizing priests to disclose information about serious crimes such as sexual abuse.

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No Mass Said in Mosul, Iraq for First Time in 1,600 Years
Last edited 3rd July 2014

The Chaldean Catholic Church's Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, in Kurdish-governed northern Iraq, is reported as saying that for the first time in 1,600 years there was no Mass said in Mosul on Sunday June 15. This is the city taken over days before by ISIS forces.


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Pope Francis' Alarm for "Christians at Risk"
Last edited 2nd July 2014

Yesterday at the Angelus the Pope invited the faithful to pray "for the dear nation of Iraq" and in particular for "the multitude of people, including many Christians, who have had to leave their homes." He expressed "deep concern" hoping for "a future of reconciliation and justice" for a land that has seen Abraham, the father of the three monotheistic religions, open a new era of humanity.

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