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James Asquith - published on 05/08/15 - updated on 06/07/17

Weekly Roundup of stories you might have missed

VATICAN CITY
Missionaries of mercy to forgive abortion under Pope Francis’ orders
 — Such sins are usually reserved for high-ranking officials to absolve 
CHRISTIAN TODAY
Pope stresses importance of Christian unity in Europe
RADIO VATICANA
NORTH AMERICA
Church ordered to remove pro-life signs or be prosecuted

BLAZE
The New America: 
Hilary Clinton pushes for mass citizenship drive for undocumented immigrants, says she will go further than Obama
CBNCHRISTIAN TIMES
Catholic Archbishop hosts gay activists at cathedral to help set transgender student policy. Speaker says "male and female are a presumption that’s not verified in creation"
LIFE SITE
Ancient Catholic tradition of Ember days resurrected by Iowa deacon
CNH
Only two Republicans admit they actually read Obama’s secret trade deal. Both of them were unsupportive
BREITBART
Obama instructs US Army to speed up recruitment of illegal aliens
WND
Iranian cleric states John Kerry openly admires Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
ARUTZ SHEVA
How Christians practicing their religion are being persecuted in Obama’s America
WND
Obamacare linked to ER opioid prescriptions
WASHINGTON EXAMINER
LATIN AMERICA
Venezuela on the edge of collapse

CHRISTIAN POST
ISRAEL
Al Jazeera America responds to allegations of anti-Semitism

BIN
2,000-year-old synagogue near Mount Meron vandalized
YNET
Jews return to former Yemenite Synagogue in Silwan Valley
JEWISH PRESS
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The Incredible Story of How St. John of the Cross’s Papers Survived the Spanish Civil War
 — The unlikely hero: South African poet and Catholic convert Roy Campbell
A World Increasingly Homeless: Report Finds Upsurge in Internally Displaced Persons — Looked at one way, 30,000 people a day flee their homes

Has Christianity Failed in India? — There are some who want you to believe so

BRITAIN & IRELAND
Archbishop of Westminster sweeps aside nearly 2000 years of Catholic teaching to encourage British Catholics in new sexual revolution

CM
Scottish archbishop revives pilgrimage started in the 13th century
CATHOLIC HERALD
Cardinal Nichols talks to Alpha as figures show rise in UK parishes using course
THE TABLET
First Catholic to become Scotland’s most senior judge, to retire
SCONEWS
EUROPE
Ukrainian soldiers killed in clashes with eastern separatists

THE STAR
French court orders removal of St. John Paul II statue
CATHOLIC HERALD
French parliament approves sweeping surveillance law — (A Police State Europe is more reality than myth) 
BIN
Swiss Catholics say YES to same-sex partnerships and communion for divorcees — (How easy it is to dismantle centuries of tradition) 
CATHOLIC CULTURE
Erdoğan turns on actress who opposed building of mosque in Istanbul’s historic fortress
ZAMAN
Armenian concert in Lebanon cancelled to keep Erdoğan happy
FREEMUSE
AFRICA
The bishop who risks martyrdom every day
 — Bishop Alessandro has the heart of a lion and is putting his life on the line in northern Kenya 
CATHOLIC HERALD
Israeli Air Force strikes weapons cache in Sudan
BIN
Nigerian priest kidnapped
CATHOLIC CULTURE
Young Sudanese refugee cast out of home for leaving Islam
MSN
Egyptian government detains children for insulting ISIS
JWO
MIDDLE EAST
"War with the US would be no big deal" says Iranian general

TIMES OF ISRAEL
ASIA & CHINA
Texas attackers honored as martyrs in Pakistan

ARUTZ SHEVA
North Korea says it will "nuke" America if their hand is "forced"
JEWISH PRESS
China bans all rooftop crosses — (But why is the Vatican silent?) 
GOSPEL HERALDCHRISTIANITY TODAY
Chinese government arresting Christians for holding Bible studies — (Where is the Vatican’s voice on this?) 
SHOEBAT
FAMILY MATTERS
Dictionary publishers looking at new title "Mx" for transgenders
CHRISTIAN POST
ASQUITH’S ARCHIVES
Obama thanks Muslims for "building the very fabric of America"

WASHINGTON TIMES
Turkish President
Recep Erdoğan
rewrites history claiming Muslims discovered America
AL MONITOR


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