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Muslims Defend Christians’ Freedom in Beirut Declaration
Last edited 25th August 2015

Makassed, a Sunni philanthropic association close to Dar el-Fatwa, Lebanon’s highest Sunni authority, has issued a statement, the ‘Beirut Declaration on Religious Freedom,’ dated 20 June. In its declaration, the Sunni association reiterates liberal Islam’s desire to live alongside Christians, noting that no one can be forced to convert or be persecuted for holding beliefs different from one’s own.

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How a Jesuit School in Nepal is Helping Earthquake Survivors Manage Trauma
Last edited 24th August 2015

A Jesuit primary school located near Kathmandu is using increased counselling and student-parent orientation programs to help both children and parents to cope with the experience of the earthquake which struck Nepal earlier this year.

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Pray for Syria: ISIS Bulldozes Ancient Syrian Monastery
Last edited 23rd August 2015

ISIS fighters have demolished a monastery in central Syria, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Mar Elian monastery in the town of Qaryatain near Homs, was captured by the terrorists from the Syrian Army two weeks ago. This week they used bulldozers to raze the holy site.

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A Letter From Syria, 'The Land of Broken Dreams'
Last edited 20th August 2015

"This absurd war has torn apart Syria for five years, forcing so many young Syrians to flee violence, military service, death and chaos... What will the Resurrection be like in a country without young people and children?"

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The Immaculate Conception in Scripture
Last edited 17th August 2015

In Tim Staples new book, Behold Your Mother - He gives a Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines, including eight reasons for the belief in the Immaculate Conception:

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First Catholic Bishop for Three Years Ordained in China
Last edited 5th August 2015

Father Joseph Zhang Yinlin, 44, was ordained as coadjutor bishop of Anyang diocese in Henan province Aug. 4. The ceremony at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Anyang city was presided over by 90-year-old Bishop Thomas Zhang Huaixin of Anyang.

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Dominican Sisters Reflect on Losing their Convent to IS
Last edited 2nd August 2015

August 6th will mark the one-year anniversary of the most tragic day in the lives of a number of Dominican sisters currently serving in Iraq, who suffered and faced on one day challenges that many will not face in a lifetime. These sisters remained resolute in their faith and mission despite the bloodshed, heartbreak and tragedy that they witnessed on that fateful day and in the months following.

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The Catholic Church in China: What's Next?
Last edited 29th July 2015

First came Cuba...so now the question is- is China next? Will the communist country improve its ties with the Vatican and be in full communion with the Catholic Church? There's no question Pope Francis has been pushing for improvements, but some experts say, they wouldn't bet on any major changes...at least not yet.

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God's Love for People of All Faiths
Last edited 28th July 2015

It's no secret: God has a thing for each one of us. He loves us more than we can possibly imagine. After all, he created us. He knows us inside and out. Whether or not we are aware of it, we share an intimate relationship with our Creator—even from before we were born.

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Franciscan Nun Murdered in Brazil
Last edited 27th July 2015

A Franciscan nun who dedicated her life to helping those suffering from drug addiction, was murdered last week in Brazil. According to Fides, Sister Irma Odete Francisca was killed on Friday morning at La Estrella Drug Rehabilitation Centre in the town of Guaratinguetá, located in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.

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