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James Asquith’s News Tips

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James Asquith - published on 11/29/14 - updated on 06/07/17

A daily roundup of news stories you don't want to miss

VATICAN CITY
Pope Francis’ arrival in Turkey
CNN
The Pontiff’s schedule in Turkey for today 
VATICAN PLAYER
Pope Francis in Turkey: 
Day 1 highlights
VATICAN NEWS
Pope Francis greets journalists en route to Turkey 
RADIO VATICANA
Pope Francis to meet with Patriarch Bartholomew I today. Pair will discuss bolstering efforts to work together despite the ancient schisms that have divided Catholic and Orthodox Churches for a millennium 
WSJ
"We must not shut our eyes to the suffering in the Middle East"—Pope Francis 
MIDDLE EAST EYE
NORTH AMERICA
Ferguson calms as worldwide protests continue 
GOSPEL HERALD
Financial mismanagement in Catholic America? 
THE ECONOMIST
Christianity is Why America exists
CHRISTIAN POST
Popular 
Long Island monastery to close
SFGATE
LATIN AND CENTRAL AMERICA
35 dead and 100 being treated as multiple inmates "overdose" on drugs in Venezuelan prison 
CHRON
The end of democracy in Mexico
"With help from the Obama administration, Peña Nieto is brutally reshaping Mexican society"
ALJAZEERA
Mexico’s President to scrap Municipal Police Force (These units are to be replaced with the more militarised State Police. Sad times for Mexico.) 
RADIO VATICANA
Kenyan priest dies in Jamaican bus crash 
THE GLEANERJAMAICA OBSERVER
ISRAEL
Israel uncovers yet another 
Hamas terror plot
NEWSDAY
RUSSIA-WATCH
US and Russia to lock horns over Ukraine 
RADIO VATICANA
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In Rev. Dwight Longenecker’s piece 
"Francis is no shrinking violet" he writes, 
"This may be emerging as the predominant theme of this papacy—a challenge to the one world power that threatens to sweep the globe in a frightening efficiency, creating the climate for the anti-Christ." (Whether Pope Francis will continue to highlight issues relating to the end times remains to be seen but one thing is certain, the "globalist agenda" is all but complete in its mission, and it has been achieved with remarkably little resistance. If the Pope 
is to take on this crusade, he will have to round on those who are suspected of being at the heart of this plot, the cabal of bankers who largely control the economies of the world. So far, no one has succeeded, including numerous respected US presidents. More teaching, plus a greater awareness of just what has happened to our basic freedoms over the past 30 years, would be a good starting point for the Church). 
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Pope Francis Voices Concern Over "Grave Persecution" of Minorities (This article covered the speech made by Pope Francis after his arrival in Turkey and was delivered in front of Turkey’s President Recep Erdoğan. Everything the Pope said was "spot on" but the big question is whether Erdoğan and his associates will take any significant steps towards building meaningful interreligious relations or whether they will pay lip service to the Pope’s suggestions while continuing their steady Islamification of Turkey and the marginalizing of Christianity) 
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BRITAIN
"Many people today do not know the basic facts of Jesus’s life"—Archbishop Longley 
CATHOLIC HERALD
"Koran should be read at Prince Charles’ coronation"—former Bishop of Oxford (Oh England, how the "once" mighty have fallen. Why doesn’t the former Bishop of Oxford move to Saudi Arabia and become a Muslim cleric!) 
DAILY MAIL
Mosquito virus cases soar by 432% in UK as holidaymakers return from Caribbean where major chikungunya outbreak is spreading 
DAILY MAIL
EUROPE
New book reveals 
"strong gay scene" in Irish Catholic church (Will we never be liberated from issues of sexual promiscuity and the current militant "gay" agenda?)  
IRISH INDEPENDENT
Italy’s religious art under threat
DAILY TELEGRAPH
AFRICA
120 killed in Nigeria mosque attack (Yesterday I lamented on reporting over 60 deaths around the world (the one’s we know of) resulting from acts of terror, and now today in a single atrocity that number is doubled. May God have mercy upon our wicked and depraved world! If you have the time, have a browse of my final comment at the end of 
yesterday’s tips
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Christian Schoolgirl who escaped Boko Haram recalls attack and prays that militants will find God and renounce violence 
CHRISTIAN POST
The need for water (Something to reflect upon as you remember Africa in your prayers) 
YT
ASIA
Nun falls to her death in Indian convent 
TIMES OF INDIA
While in the West animal 
activists throw a fit if a single mink is ethically farmed .. this goes on in Nepal! 
DAILY MAIL
FAMILY MATTERS
UN report promotes 
children’s "right" to abortion without notifying parents (As time goes by I find myself losing what little respect I had for the UN. I think what respect I had was probably confined to the UN’s most basic humanitarian endeavours in times of disaster but, even then, this is often achieved inefficiently and with the unnecessary proliferation of its questionable political ideologies. If Pope Francis is sincere about the crusade he has emabarked upon, then let some of his energy be pointed at the lamentable, secularist and "God-hating" UN—and may the Catholic Church unite in decrying the UN’s no-longer-concealed agenda in advancing everything which opposes Christian living)  
LIFE SITE
Austrian lesbian politician tells Pope Francis: 
"It would be great if you spoke up in favor of same-sex marriage" (This sort of statement is sometimes referred to (especially in Italy) as "Stupida!" Alright, so Pope Francis gives the gay lobby what they want. Will they then accede to the Christian principle of preserving sexual relations within the exclusivity of heterosexual marriage and promote this at every possible opportunity? As I say .. "Stupida!" in the extreme.) 
INDEPENDENT
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ADDITIONAL
Western media websites hacked by Syrian Electronic Army 
DNAINDIA
Black Friday chaos (Reports of people brawling over merchandise in stores is saddening. When I see the photos or news clips my heart goes out to what appear to be a "lost" people with questionable values. There are many on low incomes but who manage to refrain from fighting over merchandise. These scenes, to me, are like watching an addict seeking-out their next fix or bottle of booze. What have we done to ourselves?) 
CHRISTIAN TODAYCHRISTIAN NEWSCHRISTIANITYDAILY MAIL
Romano Guardini’s advice for Catholics at Mass in 1936 
could have been written today
CATHOLIC HERALD
United Nations wants the Abbott government to pressure Vatican on child sex abuse’ 
NTNEWS
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