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Lebanese Christians, Muslims join in Marian devotion
Last edited 27th March 2014

On March 25—the feast of the Annunciation, which has been a national holiday in Lebanon since 2010—Catholics and Muslims joined in the 8th Islamic-Christian Prayer Meeting, which was dedicated to the theme: “Together around Mary, Our Lady.”

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Ukrainian Catholics Flee Crimea to Escape Threats of Arrest
Last edited 25th March 2014

Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Church are fleeing Crimea to escape threats of arrest and property seizures, a priest has said.

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Youth Ministries Partner to Reach More Young People for Christ
Last edited 25th March 2014

Three Catholic youth-ministry organizations that together serve more than 300,000 Catholic youth and young adults nationwide are joining forces to bring the Gospel to greater numbers of youth and to offer parishes resources to help teens continue their faith development into adulthood.

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Catholic Radio and Television Network: A new way to look at Christian unity through shows
Last edited 25th March 2014

Catholics and Orthodox may not have the same Pope, but they can still enjoy the same Christian TV shows. That's where the Catholic Radio and Television Network comes in. It's an online platform where producers can find and use Christian content in Spanish, English and Russian. MARK RIEDEMANNDirector and Head of English Programming, CRTN "What this means, I hope, is that programs that previously would have been limited to their market, for example, Spanish programs in Spanish markets, English programs in the English market and the Russian programs in the Russian markets suddenly can translate across borders.”


Hundreds of representatives from eight religions honor Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement
Last edited 25th March 2014

It's been six years since the founder of the Focolare Movement, Chiara Lubich, passed away. To honor her life and legacy more than 250 people from all walks of life came to Rome, including Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs. Many of them met her and even worked with her as she led her tireless efforts in promoting inter-religious unity.


To the bishops of Guinea: Discord between christians is the greatest obstacle to evangelisation
Last edited 25th March 2014

Vatican City, 24 March 2014 (VIS) – Gratitude for the great work of evangelisation that is taking place in Guinea, despite a lack of material resources, and invitations to unity, reconciliation and dialogue with members of other religions were the key points of the Pope's address to the bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Guinea, whom he received in audience this morning, at the end of their “ad limina” visit.


Vanier: 'still work to do' in Church re people with disabilities
Last edited 25th March 2014

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met on Friday with Jean Vanier, founder of the International Federation of L’Arche, where people with and without disabilities live and work together in community.

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Boston Cardinal, Abuse Survivor Among Members of Vatican Commission
Last edited 24th March 2014

Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, four women -- including a survivor of clerical sex abuse -- two Jesuit priests and an Italian lawyer are the first eight members of the new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Pope Francis established the commission in December; announcing the first members March 22, the Vatican said they would help define the tasks and competencies of the commission and help identify other potential members.

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The Separation of Church and State - Christopher Stefanick
Last edited 23rd March 2014

The "wall of separation between church and state" doesn't mean the public square should be free from the presence or influence of faith. It means our faith is free from the strong arming influence of the state, and we can express it ANYWHERE and let it influence every activity we engage in (not just the way we worship behind closed doors...but, for example, even the kind of health care we people of faith provide our employees). I'm not pushing for theocracy.

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What is the relation between the Church and the Jews?
Last edited 21st March 2014

Jews are the "older brethren" of Christians, because God loved them first and spoke to them first. Jesus Christ as man is a Jew, and this fact unites us. The Church recognizes in him the Son of the living God, and this fact separates us. In awaiting the final coming of the Messiah we are one.The Jewish faith is the root of our faith. The Sacred Scripture of the Jews, which we call the Old Testament, is the first part of our Sacred Scripture.

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