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9 Things you Need to Know About the "Chair of St. Peter"

Last edited 20th February 2017

Yes, there is a physical object known as "the Chair of St. Peter." It is housed at the Vatican, at the back of St. Peter's basilica. February 22 is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter.

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7 Prayer Postures For Encountering God

Last edited 19th February 2017

No matter how spiritual we are, we cannot ignore our bodies when we pray. Indeed, we pray with and through them, not only with our voice and thoughts. If we are happy, our face expresses it, and our body does, too; if we’re worried, we put our head in our hands. When we meet someone whom we’ve missed, we embrace them and we get close. We don’t just tell them that we’ve missed them. In our encounter with God, it is the same; our postures express something.

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Barcelona Protest to Support Refugees Draws Thousands

Last edited 19th February 2017

Some 160,000 people have demonstrated in Barcelona to demand the government allow more refugees into Spain from war-hit areas such as Syria.

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Pakistan: IS Attack on Sufi Shrine in Sindh Kills Dozens

Last edited 16th February 2017

A suicide attack in a popular shrine in southern Pakistan has killed at least 72 people, police say.

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Russia Denies Breaking Treaty After Alleged Missile Deployment

Last edited 15th February 2017

Russia has denied violating a Cold War-era missiles treaty, following accusations by officials in US President Donald Trump's administration.

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North Korean Leader's Brother Kim Jong-Nam Killed at Malaysia Airport

Last edited 14th February 2017

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-nam, has been killed in an attack in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.

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Simcha Fisher: the Samurai Martyr and the Sex Abuse Scandal

Last edited 14th February 2017

On 7 February, the 16th-century Japanese samurai and martyr Takayama Ukon was beatified. He’s called a martyr even though he wasn’t directly executed, because his death came as a result of his exile and sacrifice for his faith.

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Fatima Nun has 15,000 Pages of Evidence for Beatification Cause

Last edited 14th February 2017

As the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions approaches, Portuguese Catholic Church officials announced on Monday that thousands of pages have been gathered to testify to the holiness of Sister Lucia dos Santos – one of the original three children who were witnesses to the famous Marian apparition.

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Syrian and Iraqi kids welcomed to Our Lady of the Rosary in Fairfield

Last edited 13th February 2017

According to Patrician Brother, Nicholas Harsas FSP, Our Lady of the Rosary primary school in Fairfield, is “the best school in Australia”.

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Crossing the Border: US Migrants Seek Refugee Status in Canada

Last edited 13th February 2017

Asylum seekers are illegally crossing the Canada-US border in growing numbers hoping to receive refugee status. One small prairie town in southern Manitoba has become the nexus point for migrants who have lost hope in the US.

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