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Austria Votes, Marriage is Between One Man & One Woman
Last edited 1st July 2015

It is disappointingly predictable that the media is obsessed by a slim majority activist US Supreme Court decision to legalise same-sex marriage. At the same time there have been no reports of an elected representative vote in another country of 110-26 against same-sex marriage. While we have heard much about the US Supreme Court's extraordinary ruling that a right to marry someone of the same sex has – somehow – always been constitutional, there's been hardly any mention about last week's overwhelming vote against gay marriage in the Austrian legislature.

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Pope Francis Creates Secretariat to Elevate, Consolidate Vatican Communications
Last edited 30th June 2015

Pope Francis has consolidated and elevated the level of importance of the Vatican's different communications enterprises, creating a new high-level Secretariat for Communications tasked with carrying out work before undertaken by nine separate offices.

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'Terror attacks' claimed by Islamist militants in Tunisia, Kuwait and France mark day of bloodshed worldwide
Last edited 29th June 2015

At least 66 people have been killed in attacks claimed by Islamist militants in Tunisia, Kuwait and France in a day of worldwide bloodshed, with several leaders condemning the incidents as acts of "terror" and mobilising security forces.

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Australian Police Part of new Europol Campaign to Target ISIS Online
Last edited 22nd June 2015

International police including Australia will next month set up a new police unit specifically tasked with shutting down social media accounts used by Islamic State to recruit foreign youth and spread their messages of hate.

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Charleston Pays Tribute to Shooting Victims
Last edited 22nd June 2015

Hundreds of people packed a sweltering Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston for an emotional memorial service on Sunday just days after a gunman, identified by authorities as a 21-year-old white man, shot dead nine black church members.

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Charleston Church Shooting: Gunman Arrested
Last edited 18th June 2015

A 21-year-old man suspected of killing nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been arrested. Police said Dylann Roof, of Lexington, South Carolina, was detained during a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina.

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Life and Captivity in Syria: Carmelite Shares His Story
Last edited 18th June 2015

Brother David Johnson is a Denver native who travelled to Syria five years ago. While there, Johnson discovered his vocation and learned about the power of prayer and faith in God. He shared the story of his kidnapping and the miracle of his release in this video.

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Pope on Middle East: It Seems like Human Life is Less Important than Oil
Last edited 15th June 2015

During a meeting with organizations that help Christians in the Middle East and Eastern Churches, the cardinal Leonardo Sandri discussed what life is like for hundreds of thousands of persecuted Christians: "Vilified, kidnapped, assassinated for being of Christ.” The Pope echoed the cardinal's statements with a forceful speech condemning indifference toward the tragedy. He asked people not to have double standards.

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Ukrainian Conflict is Europe's Biggest Crisis since WWII
Last edited 7th June 2015

The head of Ukraine’s Greek Catholic Church said the country is facing a “humanitarian catastrophe” with global consequences that cannot be ignored by the international community.

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Aleppo Archbishop Pleas for Help as More Attacks Plague City
Last edited 3rd June 2015

Full-scale intervention by the West is urgently needed “to halt these monstrosities” being perpetrated in Syria and Iraq, according to the bishop whose diocese is at the epicentre of the conflict. In an impassioned plea sent to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart described how his archbishopric in Aleppo – already hit more than 20 times by mortar shells – had once again come under fire.

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