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Days commemorating the 50th Anniversary of John XXIII's encyclical, “Pacem in Terris"
Last edited 27th September 2013

Vatican City, 26 September 2013 (VIS) – This morning in the Holy See Press Office a press conference was held to present the Days commemorating the 50th Anniversary of John XXIII's encyclical, “Pacem in Terris”, which was published on 11 April 1963 and offered, as Bishop Mario Toso explained, “a structure for thought and political planning that ensured that the Church and believers were committed to social questions in the years to come, with a truly universal capacity for foresight and suggestion”.

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Cardinal Turkson calls for urgent UN reform
Last edited 27th September 2013

On the 50th Anniversary of John XXIII's encyclical, “Pacem in Terris” the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace highlighted the need to transform the role of international organisations.

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Cardinal Boutros Rai: The behaviour of Western countries is shameful
Last edited 27th September 2013

September 26, 2013. (Romereports.com) The way the International Community is tackling the Syrian crisis is disappointing, that's the opinion of Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai. The Maronite Patriarch of Antioch said that only the Pope has made a solid statement against war. He believes that the profitable weapons trade explains the silence of most countries.


Laos: Officials say Christians must Renounce Faith or Leave District
Last edited 27th September 2013

In the Atsaphangthong district of Laos, civic officials have announced that Christians must either renounce their faith or face expulsion from the area, the Fides news service reports.

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They’re Killing Christians - What is the ‘International Community’ Doing About It?
Last edited 27th September 2013

A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers at a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing 78 people in the deadliest-ever attack against the country’s Christian minority. Christians in Pakistan are in danger every time they go to Church or worship in public. So what is the ‘international community’ doing about it?

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Peace the Only Solution, Pope says in Wake of Pakistan Bombing
Last edited 23rd September 2013

Pope Francis condemned a massive suicide bombing at a Christian Church in Pakistan over the weekend, calling the violence unacceptable and urging peace efforts in the region.

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Pakistan - Suicide Bombers Attack Christian Church
Last edited 23rd September 2013

Over one hundred people have been killed and 130 people injured in a suicide attack outside a Protestant church in Peshawar, capital of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , in northern Pakistan . According to preliminary reports two suicide bombers blew themselves up this morning close to the Christian place of worship, as faithful were leaving the building after attending the Sunday service.

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Dear NARAL
Last edited 22nd September 2013

I read Pope Francis’ beautiful, bold and otherwise death-defying interview. Then I read this...

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Focus on Impact of Religion During International Film Festival in Italy
Last edited 18th September 2013

Post-apartheid South Africa, once the setting of so much suffering, today remains a place of healing and reconciliation. But can the lessons learned on division, equality and human dignity be applied to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? The documentary One Day After Peace follows the mother of a slain Israeli soldier as she explores the topic in-depth.


Various Religious Faiths Join Pope During Prayer Vigil for Syrian Peace
Last edited 10th September 2013

Nearly 100,000 people prayed for peace alongside Pope Francis during Saturday's vigil. The same number as the victims killed during two and a half years of violence in Syria.

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