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News Tips: Diocese Works on Transgender Policy, China Bans Cross, & More…

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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
 CBN CHRISTIAN 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
 
RECOMMENDED ON ALETEIA
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 HERALD CHRISTIANITY 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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