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Supreme Court Vacates Ruling Against Notre Dame in Contraceptive-Mandate Case
Last edited 9th March 2015

The US Supreme Court has set aside an appeals court’s ruling that denied the University of Notre Dame an injunction against the enforcement of the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate.


Not All Christian Hostages in Syria Freed, More Families Abducted
Last edited 9th March 2015

After telling AsiaNews that 52 Christian families held by the Islamic State group had been released without a ransom paid, the Apostolic Nuncio to Syria Mgr Mario Zenari updated his early information and said not all of the families are free.

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Bali Nine Executions 'May be Delayed'
Last edited 5th March 2015

Bali Nine executions may be delayed Indonesia's president has said 'no way' to a prisoner swap offer to save Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan from the firing squad.

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Working for A World Shaped by the Gospel: Letter by Bishops of England and Wales Before the Election
Last edited 5th March 2015

On May 7 there will be a general election in the United Kingdom. On Wednesday the bishops of England and Wales released a letter to all Catholics setting out a number of principles they should consider when choosing how to vote.

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Firing Squad Priest - Fr Charlie Burrows
Last edited 4th March 2015

Ben Fordham talks to Father Burrows who has witnessed executions in Indonesia and explains why he and the locals in the village disagree with capital punishment.


Syrian Bishop: ISIS Doesn't Understand Religion
Last edited 4th March 2015

ISIS has waged a destructive campaign of terror and expansion in Iraq and Syria. People of all religions have suffered, and Christian minorities have been targeted. Church leaders in the region have had a particularly difficult experience over the last several years. They say that ISIS does not speak for the majority of Muslims in Iraq, but it is destroying much of the country.


Aid Official Says Gazans have Lost Hope, Situation Worse than During War
Last edited 3rd March 2015

Six months after the end of the most recent war in Gaza, there is still a "grave humanitarian crisis" in the narrow strip wedged between the Egyptian and Israeli borders, where more than 1.8 million Palestinians live closed off to the world because of an international embargo.


Jews, Catholics Pan Film Defending Pope Pius XII During Holocaust
Last edited 4th March 2015

Italian film calls Pius, criticized for for turning blind eye to Nazi persecution of Jews, 'most misunderstood person of 20th century.'

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ISIS Releases 19 Assyrian Christian Hostages
Last edited 2nd March 2015

Christians in the Middle East have welcomed the release of nearly 20 Assyrian Christians abducted by ISIS militants in north-eastern Syria, but expressed concern that more than 200 others remained in captivity.

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Secretariat for Economy Rebuts Charges of Excess Spending, Says Costs are Below Budget
Last edited 2nd March 2015

Responding to allegations of excessive spending, the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy has issued a statement saying that its operating expenses have been “below the budget set when the office was established.”


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