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Three Car Bombs Kill 40 in the Libyan Town of Qubbah
Last edited 22nd February 2015

Three car bombs ripped through the eastern Libyan city of Qubbah on Friday, killing 40 people and wounding 70. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks, but parliamentary speaker Aguila Saleh said the bombs appeared to have been in retaliation for Egyptian air strikes on nearby Derna, an Islamist militant hotspot.

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Ukranian Bishop Meets with Pope Francis as Country's Crisis Rages On
Last edited 22nd February 2015

After meeting with Pope Francis during their ad limina visit to Rome, one of Ukraine's bishops said the country faces a humanitarian crisis in conflict areas and called for dialogue and prayers for peace.

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Cardinal Dolan: Civilization is Threatened by Evils of ISIS
Last edited 19th February 2015

Along with Pope Francis and so many others, I was deeply saddened to learn of the latest violence by fanatics who see anybody who disagrees with them as their enemy.These attacks threaten civilization itself.


Terrorists’ Rampage Against Christians
Last edited 18th February 2015

They keep upping the outrage to provoke the West. Is the West sufficiently provoked?

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Egyptian Air Strikes in Libya Kill Dozens of Isis Militants
Last edited 16th February 2015

Training bases and weapons stockpiles targeted day after Islamic State militants post beheadings video


Egyptian Church Confirms 21 Christians Killed by Islamic State
Last edited 15th February 2015

Warning - Some of the content in this article could disturb readers.

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Nigerian Bishop Slams Government Corruption
Last edited 15th February 2015

Bitterly condemning “the ugly tide of corruption” in Nigeria’s government, the Bishop of Sokoto has highlighted the challenges awaiting the next administration in the wake of an election postponed due to the violence of Boko Haram. Presidential elections had been slated for Feb. 14, but were postponed until March 28. In a memorandum sent to international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto – in Nigeria’s northwest, said the next parliament must urgently confront a range of pressing issues that he said are destabilising the nation.


Chapel Hill Shooting: Three Young Muslims Gunned Down in North Carolina Family Home
Last edited 12th February 2015

A family of three young Muslims has been shot dead in their home in a quiet neighbourhood of North Carolina in the US. Police have named the victims as 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19.

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Jail, Not Death: Appropriate Punishment According to Australia's Bishops
Last edited 12th February 2015

With two of their nationals on Indonesia's death row over drug trafficking offenses, the Australian bishops are appealing to the government to stay their executions by firing squad, believed to be imminent. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were in a group of nine Australians arrested in Bali in 2005 with more than 18 lb of heroin. Their fellow drug traffickers were sentenced to life in prison, but in 2006 they were given the death penalty.

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Spotlight on Social Justice in Lent: Project Compassion in Australia
Last edited 10th February 2015

Running through the six weeks of Lent each year, Caritas Australia's Project Compassion is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of caring supporters, all in the name of justice and peace.

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