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1000 Feared Dead in Turkey Earthquake
Last edited 23rd October 2011

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake of has rocked eastern Turkey, with predictions that up to 1000 people could lie dead under the rubble of dozens of collapsed buildings. Turkey's strongest earthquake in years struck Van, a large eastern city populated mainly by Kurds: "Five-hundred to 1000 people are estimated to have been killed in the quake," Mustafa Erdik, director of the Kandilli seismological institute in Istanbul, told reporters.


Guide: Christians in the Middle East
Last edited 14th October 2011

The Middle East is the birthplace of Christianity and home to some of the world's most ancient Christian denominations. But Christian communities across the region are declining in numbers because of a combination of low birth rates, emigration and, in some places, persecution and violence.

Egypt: Police Open Fire on Coptic Christian Protestors; Dozens Slain
Last edited 10th October 2011

Military police in Cairo opened fire on Coptic Christian protestors, killing dozens and injuring hundreds. The Christians were protesting the recent burning of a church in southern Egypt.

Low Fertility and Low Economic Growth
Last edited 10th October 2011

Fewer children and diminishing numbers of married couples will have a significant impact on economic growth and the ability of governments to finance welfare programs. In this article, Fr. John Flynn discusses the important of marriage and the family, based on the results of the recent report: “The Sustainable Demographic Dividend: What Do Marriage & Fertility Have To Do With the Economy?”

Philippine Youth Say 'No' to Population Control
Last edited 6th October 2011

Nine young members of the Philippines Legislature have formed a new offensive against the highly controversial Reproductive Health Bill that is still being debated in the national Congress.


7 Billion People: Everybody Relax!
Last edited 6th October 2011

At some point in 2011, the Earth will reach a population of 7 billion! Many people fear that this is a sign of overpopulation and therefore a global crisis... but there is no need to fear! This video disputes this overpopulation myth, showing that population growth is actually dramatically falling.


Typhoon Sweeps Through Asia: Philippines, Hong Kong... now Vietnam
Last edited 30th September 2011

A typhoon that caused death and destruction in the Philippines and shut down Hong Kong is now heading towards the coast of Vietnam. The typhoon has already killed at least 39 people in the Philippines, and about 100,000 homes have been evacuated on the southern Chinese island of Hainan. Please pray for the victims of this natural disaster.

3,000 Christians in Prison in Eritrea
Last edited 21st September 2011

The government of Eritrea--one of the most repressive in the world--has placed 3,000 Christians in prison, “where they face mistreatment and deprivation of food and medical treatment, pending renunciation of their faith,” according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide.

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Have the Numbers in German Catholics Changed During Papacy of Benedict XVI?
Last edited 14th September 2011

This September Pope Benedict XVl will make his third visit to his home country Germany. Germany has a 33% Catholic population and this video highlights other interesting statistics including the number of bishops and priests in Germany as well as the numbers of students attending Catholic schools and universities in the country.

Kids: Healthier, Wealthier, and Yet Worse Off
Last edited 11th September 2011

A report on the welfare of Australian children, released this week, found that while today's generation is growing up in a healthier and wealthier society there are a number of serious problems affecting some groups of kids.


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