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Muslims face threats of harassment

As Friday’s deadly terror attacks in Paris unfolded, Muslims around the world reacted in horror — and braced for threats, harassment and violence at home. On Saturday night, a fire broke out at a mosque in Ontario. No one was in it at the time, and despite the fact that fire officials there ruled the […]

5 things to know about Paris attack

By Veronica Neffinger The tragic terrorist attacks that left over 120 people dead in Paris, France on Friday night have shocked the world. Amidst the chaos created by the attacks, people around the world have anxiously read and watched the news to find out all they can about this horrible tragedy. Here are five things […]

Bloodbath in Paris! …France plans reinforcement against ISIS

France will be grieving for a long time after Friday’s bloodshed. The death toll is still rising, the current number a staggering 132. French President Francois Hollande addressed the tragedy before the French Parliament on Monday, making it clear his nation is not dealing with any ordinary enemy. “France is at war,” says Hollande. “We […]

Pope Francis preaches on End Time and ‘blasphemy’ of Paris attacks

By Florence Taylor Pope Francis used his Angelus message on Sunday to preach about the end times, encouraging a focus on living in the present and Jesus’ victory. The Pope also explicitly addressed the Paris attack, expressing his “deep sorrow for the terrorist attacks that bloodied France late on Friday, causing many casualties.” “We wonder […]

Pope francis charts new course for US

In Congress and at a parish school, at the United Nations and a city jail, Pope Francis spent a whirlwind U.S. visit bridging the realms of the disadvantaged and elite, trying to turn the attention of the mightiest nation on earth away from ideological battles and toward a world he said desperately needs help. From […]

Rwandan Anglicans move for African unity

The Synod of the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda, at its regular meeting on September 23rd, 2015, initiated a bold move for Anglican unity when it affirmed the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) as an Anglican Province, and by holding true to Anglican order. The Synod called for the legal transfer of […]

We cannot turn our backs on this crisis

-Archbishop of Canterbury   The Archbishop of Canterbury has described the ongoing migrant crisis as a “hugely complex and wicked” one, to which there were no easy answers. “My heart is broken by the images and stories of men, women and children who have risked their lives to escape conflict, violence and persecution”, he said […]

Refugee crisis – Vatican to house 2 families

Pope Francis has called on Catholic parishes, convents and monasteries across Europe to shelter refugee families fleeing for their lives. The crowd in St. Peter’s Square applauded as Pope Francis, himself the grandson of Italian emigrants to Argentina, urged each parish to take in at least one family each. He announced that the Vatican will […]

Syria: What can be done? Analysis

By Gerald Butt   THE overwhelming Western media coverage of the influx of Syrian refugees into Europe has also focused attention back to ways in which the crisis in that country might be resolved — by military or diplomatic means. Both options face huge obstacles, and neither can offer a guarantee of success. The problem […]

Vatican rules against transgender godparents

By Carey Lodger   The Vatican has ruled against transgender people becoming godparents because they live in breach of Church teaching. Bishop Rafael Zornoza Boy of Cádiz and Ceuta in Spain had asked the Vatican for advice after a transgender man in his diocese requested to be the godfather to his nephew. Alex Salinas, 21, […]

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