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Middle East Patriarchs Meet Diplomats : Call for Wiping Out Terrorists

Via OCP News: BEIRUT (CNS) — Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs of the Middle East denounced attacks on Christians and called upon the international community to work toward eradicating terrorist groups. The patriarchs met Aug. 27 at the Maronite Catholic patriarchate … Continue reading

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Vatican Rejects Reports About Papal Assassination Plans

Italian press report has claimed that Islamist terrorists were preparing to assassinate Pope Francis – Vatican spokesman Lombardi: “The Vatican does not harbor special concerns in this direction” Vatican City (kath.net/KNA/red) The Vatican has denied a report according to which … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Donates $1 Million to Iraqi Refugees

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has given $1 million as a personal contribution to help Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq who have been forced from their homes, according to his personal envoy to the country. Cardinal Fernando Filoni, … Continue reading

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North Korea Fires Projectiles As Pope Makes Historic South Korean Visit

In the Huff Po: North Korea fired three short-range projectiles into the sea less than an hour before Pope Francis arrived Thursday for the first papal visit to South Korea in 25 years, South Korea’s Defense Ministry. The apparent test … Continue reading

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Gardening for Christian Unity

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Pope Begins Promoting Christian Unity

Theology and Society: Enzo Bianchi — appointed on July 22 as consultor of the Pontificial Council for Promoting Christian Unity — said the Pope could allow a council of bishops, including Greek Orthodox bishops, to assist in governing the Church, … Continue reading

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Up to 1 in 10 Roman Catholic Priests Are Former Anglicans (UK)

The Tablet: Up to one in 10 Catholic priests are former Church of England clergy, according to new figures. Professor Linda Woodhead, a sociologist of religion at Lancaster University and organiser of the Westminster Faith Debates, worked with the Catholic … Continue reading

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Anglicans Joining Ordinariate Are Like ‘Hobbits In Search of Treasure’

So say the Ordinary, Msgr Keith Newton: Anglicans joining the Ordinariate are like Bilbo Baggins and the other hobbits going in search of treasure, Mgr Keith Newton said on Sunday. Speaking in Portsmouth Cathedral, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate … Continue reading

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Pushing the Patriarch into Putin’s Arms

In the Catholic Herald: Until the dramatic downing of flight MH17, Ukraine had ceased to be regularly at the forefront of the news agenda, displaced by conflicts elsewhere and by more mundane events. The return of international attention to the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Visit To The USA In 2015

Archbishop Charles Chaput has that: Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to attend the Catholic church’s World Meeting of Families in 2015, confirmed Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Caput on Thursday. The World Meeting of Families will take place … Continue reading

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