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Asquith’s News: Week Ending April 19th

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James Asquith - published on 04/17/15 - updated on 06/07/17

Your Weekly "Must Read" of Religious and Political News

VATICAN CITY
"If men and women aren’t different, we have a problem"
— Pope Francis 
CNA
Francis stuns Argentinian journalist 
CATHOLIC CULTURE
Vatican reform planning likely to continue into 2016 
CATHOLIC CULTURE
Pope recognizes Armenian genocide — (Well done Francis!) 
JERUSALEM POST
"I condemn the Pope" says Turkey’s President Erdoğan — Turkish politicians join their president in lashing out at the Pope over the Pontiff’s factual comments relating to Armenia 
RNS
Why Pope Francis was right to call Turkish massacre of Armenians genocide
CATHOLIC HERALD
Pope meets with Kenyan Bishops
RADIO VATICANA
Pontiff greets Asia Bibi’s family
VATICAN NEWS
Francis to visit Sarajevo in June
RADIO VATICANA
NORTH AMERICA
Did Senate rewrite Constitution to hand Obama even greater powers?
 — A supermajority is now required to override Obama’s Executive-Order-Presidency 
WND
The Campaign Against Christianity in America: 
US Government officially blames Bible for sexism
WASHINGTON TIMES
Boy aged 3 slapped to floor by father
DAILY MAIL
The New America: "Christians must be MADE to accept homosexuality"— says New York Times 
BREITBART
Maine police department pays hackers ransom — (When you give in to such demands, you send out a singal inviting every would-be criminal to do the same. Or have we not learned this?) 
PORTLAND HERALD
"Job killing bills" threaten California economy
BREITBART
Satanists push for right to distribute literature in elementary schools
RNS
"Prominent" Catholics sign full-page newspaper ad asking Pope to remove Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone — More than 100 prominent Catholics took out a full page ad in San Francisco’s largest newspaper asking Pope Francis to remove the city’s archbishop (Because they don’t want to follow Scriptural principals. Shameful)  
NBC
Americans Against Christ: Bible teacher expelled from school after single complaint by atheist organization
CHRISTIAN NEWS
The New America: Teenage girls break woman’s eye socket for telling them to be quiet in movie theater
PENN LIVE
Muslims tour Catholic cathedral with Cincinnati archbishop — Muslim leaders in Cincinnati toured a Roman Catholic cathedral with the Cincinnati archbishop and other Catholic officials and discussed religious freedom and other issues 
TIMES LEADER
Tennessee House approves bill to make Bible official state book
CHARISMA
In America must you love Islam and hate Christ? 
Wisconsin school promotes Islam in pro-Muslim assignment
WND
Police State America: Woman to claim violation of religious freedom after receiving citation for feeding homeless
CHRISTIAN TIMES
Yes we allow free speech in America, just as long as it does not criticize Islam or homosexuality
BREITBART
Vandals desecrate crosses in pro-life display at Clarion University
LIFE SITE
Laity called to be on "frontlines" of using media in new evangelization
CNH
The New America: 
Homosexual US government airport workers plotted to sexually molest "attractive" male passengers
CHRISTIAN NEWS
In California, two bishops strike different chords
CRUX
LATIN AMERICA
Pope Francis to tour Latin America in July

BUSINESS INSIDER
Dangerous radioactive material stolen in Mexico
BBC

Another Catholic priest murdered in Mexico
CHRISTIAN TODAY
ISRAEL
Egypt tells Israel "Trust in God and bomb Iran"
 — (Sometimes Egypt surprises me. Sadly, this solution is probably one of the only ways Israel has of protecting herself) 
BCN
Netanyahu invokes Biblical prophecy on Holocaust Remembrance Day
BIN
Police allow Muslims to damage Temple Mount 
JEWISH PRESS
EU in bid to stigmatize Israel — 16 out of 28 EU member states press foreign affairs head to label goods from Judea and Samaria as part of an economic offensive on Israel
— (Very little about the EU surprises me. This latest initiative exposes an appalling ignorance of Jewish history and reinforces the new wave of anti-Semitism which is sweeping across the world)  
ARUTZ SHEVA
Israeli children return home from daycare center with Nazi "Jude" badge appended to their clothing
YNET
Hamas urges Palestinians to kidnap Israelis
JEWISH PRESS
Jewish professionals who have met the Messiah
ISRAEL TODAY
New Russian missile sales to Iran direct result of US nuclear deal
BIN
RUSSIA
Russia lifts ban on supplying S-300 missile systems to Iran 
— (Last year I wrote that we should look out for continuing and closer cooperation between Russia and Iran) 
BBC
Putin warship and nuclear bombers menace the UK: Navy frigate and RAF Typhoons are sent to head off latest incursion by Russia 
DAILY MAIL
Historic cathedral returned to Russian Orthodox Church — Russian government has returned Smolny Convent and Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church 
CATHOLIC CULTURE
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Secret Archives Show Vatican Tried to Stop Armenian Genocide
 — The evidence for Pope Francis’ condemnation of Turkey’s extermination of Christians
This is How Christians Survive in Pakistan’s "Land of the Pure" — A missionary’s account: We cannot try to convert people directly

Congress Kept in Dark About Syrian Refugees Resettled in US, South Carolina Republican Charges — Trey Gowdy, despite being on immigration and homeland security committees, was not informed of plans for his state

BRITAIN & IRELAND
Bishop of London warns of "global peril"


CHRISTIAN TODAY
Man who threatened beheading is excused
EXPRESS
UK Teachers want same-sex education made compulsory
COEN
Derby Anglican Cathedral to hold services in nearby Roman Catholic Church of St.Mary’s for next five months
CHURCH TIMES
Political parties pledge support for persecuted Christians but are lukewarm on faith schools
THE TABLET
Priest who died on the Titanic could be on path to sainthood
CNA
EUROPE
Evangelical churches in France: Facts, figures and home truths
 — (My prayer is that we will be increasingly open in our relations with evangelicals and recognize that true humility is that which says we both have something to learn from each other) 
CHRISTIAN TODAY
Italy deports terror-link Tunisians
SPY GHANA
Quran being recited for the first time in 85 years in the Hagia Sofia, one of the holiest churches in Christian history, until it was converted to a mosque
SHOEBAT
New Turkish anthem hails Recep Erdoğan and vows to spread the name of Allah
SHOEBAT
UN chief refuses to call 1915 slaughter of Armenians "genocide" — Secretary-general calls murder of estimated 1.5 million by Ottoman Turks "atrocity crimes," but won’t follow Pope Francis’s lead
— (Of course Ban Ki-moon cannot accuse Turkey of genocide. That would take courage and require a commitment to truth, neither of which are hallmarks of the UN) 
TIMES OF ISRAEL
"It is time for us to oppose Islam," says Queen of Denmark — (Yes ma’am) 
10NEWS
Malta’s gay-activist priest ‘blesses’ rings for same-sex ceremony, gets a pass from archbishop
LIFE SITE
"Muslims drown Christian migrants" — (See how quickly the global anti-Christian fervor spreads) 
AP
Europe’s unlikely "Bible Belt" officially disappears — There were 1,546 official religious groups in Crimea when the region voted overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and join Russia last year. Now just 14 remain 
CHRISTIANITY TODAY
Norwegian bishop refuses to ordain gay theological student
COEN
AFRICA
Christian Persecution in Kenya: How Should American Christians Respond? 
—  "
Much of this persecution is a result of Obama Administration directives and funded by American tax dollars and debt. In light of this, it was not surprising that Barack Obama intentionally chose not to mention or pray for recently murdered Christians from his homeland during the April 7 Easter Prayer Breakfast"

CHRISTIAN POST
Muslims persecuting Egyptian Christians … in their own homes
JWO
Eye Opening: Muslims in Egypt so sick of jihadist interpretation of Islam that they burn offending literature in public 
SHOEBAT
How Islam’s most prestigious school is producing terrorists
McCLATCHY
Muslims rape 17-year-old Christian girl in Uganda — Girl raped because her father, a pastor, refused to close his church 
MSN
Boko Haram threatens South Africa
THE INSIDER
Africans form coalition against Boko Haram — Cameroon, Benin and Nigeria have joined Niger and Chad in a new military alliance against the murderous Islamic group 
CHRISTIAN TIMES
MIDDLE EAST
A bad deal with Iran is worse than war

BALTIMORE SUN
Iran-Saudi relations worsen: Iran suspends Saudi Arabia pilgrimage over sexual assault allegations
JERUSALEM POST
Saudi Arabia beheads migrant worker
DAILY MAIL
Christians are forced to pray underground in war-torn Yemen, says bishop
CATHOLIC HERALD
With Iraqi Christians besieged, these are the priests and nuns who choose to stay
CNA
Tears at UN over report on Syria chlorine attack
TIMES OF ISRAEL
THE ISIS FILES
Killed with a bullet to the head: ISIS executes 10 doctors after they refuse to treat wounded members of terror group

DAILY MAIL
European ISIS fighters who are seen as cannon fodder by their commanders desperately try to prove their worth by committing the most sickening atrocities 
DAILY MAIL
9-year-old girl pregnant from ISIS gang rape. Could die if gives birth
THE STAR
Girls as young as 10 dragged away from their families by their hair, then beaten and raped
DAILY MAIL
ISIS base near Texas border — Islamic State fighters are operating training bases near the US southern border and are being aided by violent drug cartels 
FXN
ISIS beheads Syrians in front of children
DAILY MAIL
ISIS blasts its way into Iraq’s largest oil refinery
CHRISTIAN TODAY
ISIS surrounds last remaining Christian villages in Syria
BREITBART
ISIS desecrates Christian graves in Mosul
DAILY MAIL
ASIA
Indian family takes turns in raping 16-year-old daughter

DAILY MAIL
"Christians should be sterilized" to protect India — says Hindu leader 
ZEE NEWS
Gunmen kill 20 sleeping laborers in Pakistan
JERUSALEM POST
American woman shot by ISIS in Pakistan
INDIAN EXPRESS
Muslims burn 14-year-old Christian boy on way to mosque in Pakistan
CHRISTIAN POST
Pakistani Christian boy who died after Muslims burned him to death forgave attackers — Thousands attend funeral 
GOSPEL HERALD


Muslim gunmen open fire on Catholic school in Pakistan
CHRISTIAN POST

Malaysia passes new law permitting indefinite imprisonment without trial — Observers fear Christian persecution 


SHOEBAT
Amputations for theft and stonings for adultery — Malaysia steps closer towards full compliance with Sharia Law  
CHRISTIAN TODAY
FAMILY MATTERS
The children as young as 10 who will do anything to feed their internet porn addiction
 — The continuing destruction of society through the disease of pornography 
DAILY MAIL
After putting the aborted baby in formaldehyde she said “My God, we are going to hell”
LIFE NEWS
Polygamy: The next battle in the sexual revolution
DAILY MAIL
Gay militia hijacking America’s classrooms with "Day of Silence"
CHARISMA
How porn may be destroying the impetus for sex
CNA
From San Francisco’s "Gay Mecca" to healing in Christ — How Joseph Sciambra found freedom in Christ and helps others to do the same 
CWR
"To end patient suffering, just eliminate the patient!" — The fight against "death with dignity" 
LIFE SITE
ADDITIONAL REPORTS
The case for a global recession in 2015
 — (I have repeatedly warned about an impending financial collapse which will make the 2008 downturn look like a day at the seaside. Brace yourselves!) 
FORTUNE
Jesus went to hell: The Christian history churches would rather not acknowledge
SALON
Google accused of abusing its web dominance by the EU: Search engine to be served with charge sheet setting out how it breached competition laws 
DAILY MAIL
Alexander: Patriarch of Alexandria
CHRISTIANITY
Game-changer protein could kill cancer
THE TELEGRAPH
Catholic share of world population increases while sisters and seminarians decline
CATHOLIC CULTURE
Roman exorcist declares ISIS is Satan
CNA
Non-Catholics in the communion line
CATHOLIC ANSWERS
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