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Pope Francis says it is wrong to equate Islam with violence
(And yet one can be forgiven for any confusion over this matter when the incidence of violence being perpetrated by Muslims is constantly increasing) CHRISTIAN TODAY
All Islamic leaders need to condemn terror
says Pope Francis CATHOLIC HERALD
Pope Francis rolls out "social gospel" case for Catholic-Orthodox unityCRUX Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew sign joint declarationVATICAN NEWS "I seek communion with Orthodox Churches"
—Pope Francis VR
Pope Francis visits Armenian Patriarch in Istanbul hospitalRADIO VATICANA "I prayed for Turkey, for peace, for Christian unity"
—Pope Francis RADIO VATICANA
"Christian martyrdom makes unity urgent"
—Patriarch Bartholomew RADIO VATICANA
Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew pray for peace
in the Ukraine RADIO VATICANA
"The joy of the gospel lies in the authentic truth about God"
—Pope Emeritus CATHOLIC HERALD
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn to represent Pope for 25th anniversary
of the liberation of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church
in Kiev ZENIT
Darren Wilson resigns
amidst threats NBC
New Chicago archbishop weighs in on politics and the ChurchCBS "You are my legacy"
—Cardinal George tells faithful CNW
Faith leaders seeing increasing tension between Islam and Christianity
in Oklahoma (This was bound to happen even as is the case between the Church and homosexuals. We seem to be facing something of a meltdown in those areas where Scriptural teaching challenges rising trends) TULSA WORLD
"Palestinians will never recognize Israel as Jewish State"
—Abbas (My question then, especially towards the liberal "elite," is how can you claim to support equality when backing an ideology which flatly refuses to acknowledge the right of the other party to exist. Is this not somehow partisan?) TIMES OF ISRAEL
"I personally believe that the End Times, in the sense of Bible prophecy, probably started for us in 1948 when Israel became a nation, because many of the prophecies in the New Testament especially, could not be fulfilled until Israel was at home in her nation"
—David Jeremiah CHRISTIAN POST
Come and live with Christians in Galilee, says priest from Holy Land
. Father Nadeem Shakour, emphasized the importance of people, not places. “We want Christians from abroad who come to Galilee to stay in our homes in Mi’ilya. Instead of just holy places, we want them to get to know the local Christians. They just have to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will help organize it"CATHOLIC HERALD
RECOMMENDED ON ALETEIA
Writing from Turkey, Max Lindenman offers insights to the meeting between Pope Francis and Ortohdox Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I. "In the short time since his elevation to the papacy, Pope Francis has built an especially harmonious relationship with Patriarch Bartholomew"
(Among Francis’ seemingly endless initiatives is his work of forging a new spirit of unity with Eastern Church. Will we be the generation which witnesses the healing between East and West?) ALETEIAVIDEO
Mary Hallan FioRito’s article "Why give ’til it hurts?"
recounts her first-hand experiences of God’s faithfulness. Her testimony and her advice is both endearing and compelling. "Often it’s the gift of our time that God is asking us to share."
Mary’s piece is a MUST READ and comes with my recommendation ALETEIA
Queen attends Christening of great-granddaughterDAILY MAIL Nun who helps police raid brothels
run by human traffickers GUARDIAN
Catholic schools record rise in pupils from ethnic minoritiesCATHOLIC HERALD "Do not use Ouija boards,"
says Catholic priest (And I would add .. or anything which is associated with the occult) MIRROR
British Muslims have greater ‘faith in the police’
than the rest of the population (Because they know British law will defend even their most depraved acts, as we have recently seen regarding the abuses in Birmingham) DAILY MAIL
St. Paul’s Church Edinburgh set on fireBBC Regions demand the same powers as Scotland
(This is a "natural" progression when employing a policy of devolution) DAILY MAIL
Church where Duchess of Cambridge was christened holds final serviceBBC Medieval Church in Bilborough shines again
after renovation NOTTINGHAM POST
Rising house prices and overcrowding
forcing young families to leave London DAILY MAIL
Turkey’s argument on Islamophobia in the West"Critics also will say that Erdogan has seized upon Islamophobia not because he’s genuinely concerned about religious freedom, but because of his ambitions to position himself as the de facto ruler of a 21st-century version of the Ottoman Empire."
(Yes we may indeed wish to say so—because there are many pointers indicating precisely that!) CRUX
Turkish expectations from Pope Francis’ visit
(A view from the other side) AL ARABIYA
New archbishop to bring ‘wisdom and warmth’ to Limerick and Tipperary
parishes LIMERICK LEADER
Sudanese police arrest Church leaders for refusing to surrender Church propertyCHRISTIAN NEWS
ISIS using children as human shields
and forcing them to donate blood to injured militants, UN reports CHRISTIAN POST
ISIS kidnaps former IDF soldier
(a Canadian-Israeli) who went to fight for Kurds JERUSALEM POST
Christian couple acquitted but banned from leaving
Secret British squad saves Lebanon’s Christian town from ISIS massacreBUSINESS TIMES
ASIA AND CHINA
Pregnant Christian woman suffers miscarriage after being stripped and beaten
by Muslims in Pakistan (As with other parts of the world, we are beginning to see a steady and consistent rise in the levels of persecution against Christians in Pakistan. Why are the Western governments completely silent, or are we already well past the point where we can expect them to support Christianity?) CHRISTIAN TODAY
Anti-Christianity incidents not representative of Malaysia
as a whole, says minister (Perhaps not, but they are on the rise and, as mentioned above, the Church has few supporters in this battle) UCA NEWS
As China gets aggressive, Japan re-arms and America gets ready
to help NASDAQ
Successes in married Catholic lifeTCP
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The week in review
—A recommended video JASON A