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Migrant Crisis: Thousands Stranded at Balkan Borders

Last edited 20th October 2015

Thousands of migrants have been stranded at borders in the Balkans, in cold and wet conditions, as their options for travelling north shrink.Several hundred, including young children and babies, spent the night in the open at Croatia's border with Slovenia.The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) also complained of a lack of basic supplies at the Serbia-Croatia border.

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Turkey in Mourning After Blasts Kill Almost 100

Last edited 11th October 2015

Thousands of people have gathered in the centre of Turkey's capital, Ankara, to mourn the victims of twin bomb blasts which killed at least 95 people. The blasts took place near Ankara's central train station as people gathered for a march organised by leftist groups demanding an end to the violence between the Turkish government and Kurdish separatist PKK militants.


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Hate Speech? A Blog on Free Speech, by Catholic Talk

Last edited 7th October 2015

What does it mean to have an opinion that goes against the current trend? Hot button issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion are difficult to discuss in the public domain because people believe it is justified to shout others down and call each other names in order to distract from the discussion.


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Gunman in Oregon College Massacre Committed Suicide After Targeting Christians

Last edited 5th October 2015

The gunman who killed his English professor and eight others at an Oregon community college committed suicide after a shootout with police who were on the scene within five minutes and exchanged fire with him almost immediately, authorities said. Harper-Mercer was officially identified on Friday as the assailant who survivors said stormed into the classroom of his introductory writing class on Thursday and shot the professor at point-blank range, before picking off other victims one at a time as he questioned each about their religion and whether they were Christians.

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Kim Davis Met Pope Francis in Washington, Vatican Confirms

Last edited 30th September 2015

Kim Davis, the Kentucky county court clerk who was imprisoned for six days earlier this month for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, met Pope Francis during the Pontiff’s papal visit to America, according to a report in the New York Times.


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Complaint Against Catholic Archbishop for Teaching Catholic Faith

Last edited 29th September 2015

On Monday 28 September 2015, activist Martine Delaney lodged a complaint with the Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner in Tasmania (Australia) against the Catholic Archbishop Julian Porteous. The complaint is in relation to the distribution of the ACBC's Pastoral letter 'Don't Mess with Marriage' in Catholic schools. In other words, they claim suggests that Archbishop Porteous is not allowed to teach the Catholic belief on marriage, in Catholic schools.


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We Want Solutions, Not Guns - A Syrian Bishop Speaks Out

Last edited 16th September 2015

Outside entities who drive the Syrian war – either through the selling of arms or their own political and strategic interests – must stop, and the country should look inside itself to resolve the conflict.


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When Popes and U.S. Presidents Collide

Last edited 15th September 2015

Although the White House is more than 200 years old, just two Popes have ever stepped foot inside. When Pope Francis visits Washington, he'll become the third. The first sitting U.S. President to meet a reigning Pope was Woodrow Wilson. He saw Pope Benedict XV at Vatican City in 1919. It wasn't until forty years later that another meeting like it would happen. In 1959, Pope John XXIII and President Dwight Eisenhower met.

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Pope Warns of ISIS Danger Amid Refugee Crisis

Last edited 14th September 2015

As thousands of refugees attempt to reach Europe, Pope Francis has acknowledged the danger of infiltration by ISIS terrorists.


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Archbishop Welcomes Government's Refugee Decision

Last edited 11th September 2015

Archbishop of Sydney Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP Welcomes Government's Refugee Intake Decision


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