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Holy See Addresses UN on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Last edited 23rd July 2014

"A culture of violence is being consolidated, the fruits of which are destruction and death."

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Christians Worldwide Mobilise for Iraqi Church: #WeAreN
Last edited 23rd July 2014

“We need more than words now, we need concrete actions, we need the solidarity of Christians worldwide, not to be afraid to talk about this tragedy”, says Archbishop Amel Nona of Mosul speaking to Vatican Radio over the phone from Nineveh province, Northern Iraq.

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Archbishop Kurtz: Do Not Forget the Power of Prayer Amid Violence
Last edited 23rd July 2014

Surrounded by numerous violent conflicts throughout the world, the faithful should not forget the power of prayer, said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Chinese Woman Solves Family Problem of Providing Care for her Grandmother by Taking her to WORK with her Every Day
Last edited 23rd July 2014

Huang Lihua, 24, has never forgotten her grandmother's kindness.She takes the 88-year-old to her restaurant every dayIf her grandmother is tired, she carries her the mile between work and home


One Woman Had Enough of Catcalling on the Street. Here’s What She Does to Her Hecklers.
Last edited 23rd July 2014

Women walking down the street, especially in larger cities, are likely accustomed to some mild catcalling or comments directed toward them from complete strangers. Most of these women ignore their hecklers, but not Lindsey. Lindsey, a 28-year-old from Minneapolis who only is identified by her first name, confronts the people making unwanted comments, accusing them of “street harassment.”


Iraq: Jihadists Expel Monks from Historic Monastery
Last edited 22nd July 2014

Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the jihadist group that now controls one-fourth of Syria and 40% of Iraq, stormed a Syrian Catholic monastery on July 20 and expelled the monks.

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USCCB decries Obama’s LGBT executive order as ‘unprecedented and extreme’
Last edited 22nd July 2014

Referring to the “irrefutable rightness of your cause,” President Barack Obama signed an executive order banning federal employment discrimination against transgendered persons and prohibiting “all companies that receive a contract from the federal government from discriminating against their LGBT employees.”


At AIDS Conference, Catholics Worry About Reduced Funding for Programs
Last edited 22nd July 2014

Catholics gathered for the 20th International AIDS Conference worry that medical advances against the HIV pandemic are leading to decreased attention and less funding for the struggle against the deadly virus. Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, a special adviser on HIV and AIDS to Caritas Internationalis, said major strides in AIDS treatment have caused many to think it is no longer a fatal disease.


ISIS Robs Christians Fleeing Its Edict in Mosul: Convert, Leave, or Die
Last edited 22nd July 2014

After being issued an ultimatum from ISIS in Mosul, some of the city’s last Christian families have fled, only to be robbed of their last possessions at ISIS checkpoints. Friday at noon was the deadline for Christian families to meet ISIS’s demands: Convert to Islam, pay an anachronistic Islamic tax for non-Muslims known as jizya, leave Mosul, or be killed.

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Schedule for Pope Francis' Caserta Visit Released
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The Vatican has released Pope Francis’ schedule for the first of his two day-trips to the Italian city of Caserta, where he will later meet an evangelical pastor and friend from his time in Buenos Aires.

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