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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.

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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.

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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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Captors Threaten to Kill Kidnapped Jesuit if he Returns to Afghanistan
Last edited 1st March 2015

A Jesuit priest who was released this week after 8 months of captivity in Afghanistan has disclosed that his kidnappers told him he would be killed if he was seen in Afghanistan again.

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Catholic Brazilian Man Executed by Firing Squad in Indonesia 'Dragged Crying from Cell and Refused his Last Rites'
Last edited 23rd February 2015

The priest who should have been allowed to comfort Marco Archer Cardoso Moreira says he 'actually excremented in his trousers' in troubling account of last moments

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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.

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