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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.

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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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Church Calls for Prayers for Ukraine
Last edited 4th September 2014

Catholic leaders say the conflict in Ukraine is intolerable. They are calling for a nonviolent resolution as we continue to pray for peace.


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3 Days Of Fasting & Prayer for Middle East's Persecuted Christians
Last edited 5th September 2014

As the Western world reels in horror at the second shocking beheading of an American journalist posted on YouTube by ISIS this week, Sydney's Assyrian, Maronite, Chaldean Coptic Christian and Orthodox Churches are calling for three days of fasting and prayers for persecuted Christians across the Middle East.


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Force Alone Cannot Stop 'Religious Cleansing' in Mideast
Last edited 26th August 2014

Although Christians, Muslims and Jews have struggled for hundreds of years to live peacefully alongside each other in the Middle East, "we have never seen the kind of 'religious cleansing' we are witnessing today," said the head of the region's Franciscans.


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Fr. Barron on the Persecution of Christians in the Middle East
Last edited 12th August 2014

There is an extraordinary persecution going on against Christians in the Middle East - in Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria... In some places the violence is horrendous and extreme, and in other countries, such as Saudi Arabia, persecution involves restricting human rights and forbidding worship. So what can we do about this? In this video, Fr. Robert Barron reflects on current religious persecution and our right to religious liberty, looking at the words of Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis.

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