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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.


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.


Last edited 22nd September 2013

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


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.


Incoming Secretary of State Pietro Parolin an Expert in Geopolitics
Last edited 3rd September 2013

Starting in mid-October, 58-year-old Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin will become Pope Francis' right hand man in governing the Church. By virtue of his age, he will become one of the Vatican's youngest Secretary of State in history; replacing 78-year-old Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who has held this position for the past seven years.

Gallup Diocese Will Become 9th in US to File for Bankruptcy
Last edited 3rd September 2013

The Gallup diocese would be the 9th Catholic diocese in the US to seek federal bankruptcy protection in the wake of the sex-abuse scandal.

U.S. Secretary of State Asks Iran to Release American Pastor
Last edited 3rd September 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has renewed calls for the Iranian government to release American citizen Saeed Abedini, a Christian pastor serving an eight-year sentence on religion-related charges.


A Letter from Trappist Nuns in Syria: “Blood fills our streets, our eyes, our hearts”
Last edited 2nd September 2013

In March 2005 a small group of nuns from the Cistercian Monastery of Valserena in Tuscany moved to Aleppo, Syria, to found a new monastic community there. These nuns have been providing a much-needed independent perspective on the tumultuous events going on inside Syria, in eye-witness reports published on their website and in the Italian bishops’ newspaper, Avvenire.


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