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Respect for Nature - Pope's Prayer Intention for March 2013
Last edited 27th February 2013

During this time of transition, we continue to pray for the Pope's monthly intentions, because they are our prayers, as well as the Pope. In March 2013, Pope Benedict XVI has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: "That respect for nature may grow with the awareness that all creation is God's work entrusted to human responsibility." Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Benedict's general prayer intention in this video.

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Urbanisation: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad City?
Last edited 26th February 2013

The sixth episode of PRI's popular POP 101 series, this video takes a fresh, humorous approach to the demographic issues facing the world today.

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Bill Gates and His Mixed Up Global Health Agenda
Last edited 18th February 2013

Bill Gates is a man used to thinking big and accomplishing his goals. So his emergence as a leading voice in the global campaign to eradicate polio makes a lot of sense. What it doesn't quite fit with is his idea that, sick or healthy, there should be fewer people in certain parts of the world.

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Pressure from Islamic Radicals Driving Catholic Religious out of Eastern Libya
Last edited 31st January 2013

Two Catholic religious communities have been forced to abandon their residences in Libya, and others are planning to leave, because of mounting pressure from Islamic militants.


China’s One-Child, Forced Abortion Policy Decimating Its Workforce
Last edited 31st January 2013

Last week, FRC had the privilege of hosting Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers who talked about China’s forced sterilization and forced abortion policy. She also discussed the use of abortion to end pregnancies for female babies (“gendercide”) as an expression of preference for boy children.


Update on Australian Floods: Bundaberg Situation Very Grim
Last edited 29th January 2013

St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland has launched an urgent appeal to help victims of the second devastating floods to inundate the state within the past two years.

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Turkish leader urges women: have more children
Last edited 25th January 2013

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged women to have “at least 4 or five children” for the sake of the country’s future.

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Pope Sends Message to Victims of Australian Bushfires
Last edited 10th February 2013

The Holy Father has sent the following message to the Archdiocese of Hobart in condolence to those affected by the fires. The destructive bushfires have caused significant damage to some areas of Hobart and the death toll from bushfires across Victoria this weekend has reached 93.

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Holy Land: Bishops Warn of Increasing Polarisation Within Israel and Palestine
Last edited 11th January 2013

Bishops from North America and Europe have concluded their annual pilgrimage of solidarity to the Christians of the Holy Land with an appeal for prayers for peace.

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Typhoon Survivors Struggle to Find Shelter in Philippines
Last edited 11th December 2012

Struggling to escape the heat of the midday sun, survivors of Typhoon Bopha scavenged whatever debris they could to build makeshift shelters across storm-ravaged provinces of the southern Philippines.

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