Catholic leaders urge compassion toward migrant children
July 21, 2014

Catholic leaders urged government officials toward humanitarian responses to a surge of children and families crossing the U.S. border from Central America by addressing both the current crisis and its root causes.

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Pope calls for prayers as militants chase all Christians out of Mosul
July 21, 2014

As the last Iraqi Christians in Mosul fled the city, Pope Francis urgently called for prayers, dialogue and peace.

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Australian nun among those killed in plane crash in Ukraine
July 18, 2014

Though exactly what happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 remained unclear, Pope Francis offered prayers for the 298 passengers and crew members who died when it came down in eastern Ukraine.

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Gaza civilians seek aid during cease-fire
July 17, 2014

Civilians in Gaza used a brief cease-fire to replenish scarce supplies and, if able, leave the city, church representatives said.

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Voters in two states to consider legalizing recreational pot in 2014
July 15, 2014

As marijuana becomes legal in a growing number of states for either recreational or medical purposes, concerns are being raised about the drug too easily ending up in the hands of youth.

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Amid rocket attacks, Gaza's Christians work together to stay alive
July 11, 2014

With rockets being shot between Israel and Palestine, Christians in the Gaza Strip say nowhere in the territory is really safe.

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Pope meets sex abuse victims, says clergy actions cloaked in complicity
July 7, 2014

Asking for forgiveness, Pope Francis told abuse survivors that "despicable actions" caused by clergy have been hidden for too long and had been "camouflaged with a complicity that cannot be explained."

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Two Greece parishes to merge
June 30, 2014

Effective July 14, St. Charles Borromeo and Holy Name of Jesus parishes in Greece will be merged, and St. Charles Borromeo will be designated the parish church.

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