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Front Royal, Va., Aug 28, 2014 / 05:48 pm .- The Pope's support of international action against attacks by the Islamic State should be met with United Nations intervention, one Catholic professor said.
Even as some prominent Christians are calling on the U.S. to take more forceful military action against Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria, more than 50 mainly Catholic and Protestant leaders are telling President Obama to halt American airstrikes and pursue solely peaceful means to resolve the conflict.
Pope Francis has removed a key protege of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican's liturgy office and sent him back to his native Spain.
An al-Qaida-inspired militant group in Egypt has posted an online video showing the beheading of four men in the Sinai Peninsula accused of spying for Israel, whose bodies were found earlier this month.
As Pope Francis continues to straddle the fine line between calling for the end of persecution of Christians in Iraq and blessing American airstrikes against the Islamic State , there is increasing concern for the pontiff's-and the public's-safety.
A homily of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, given last Sunday at Mass for his former students, has been described as having an "extraordinary freshness and spiritual joy".
Below is a translation of the Pope's address during today's General Audience in St. Peter's Square.
In October, Pax Christi will buy a full-page ad in the National Catholic Reporter prior to the annual meeting of the U.S. bishops.
VATICAN CITY Poland's ambassador to the Holy See has forcefully condemned the alleged sexual abuse of children by a Polish-born former archbishop and Vatican diplomat, and said Warsaw is considering a fresh request to extradite Jozef Wesolowski to face trial in his homeland.
Journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston, Friday, May 27, 2011.
As "Time" reported earlier this month, Pope Francis suggested that married couples focus on having babies instead of treating "four-legged friends" as children.
Vatican City, Aug 27, 2014 / 05:04 am .- During his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on the unity and holiness of the Church, stating that despite the fact we are sinners, we are called to live as a community centered on Christ.
Leave us alone, China tells the Pope: Officials warn Francis not to 'interfere' in atheist country's religion after he said he wanted to visit Chinese officials have warned Pope Francis not to 'interfere' with their country's religion, following a series of overtures from the pontiff to the officially atheist nation.
"He was always a man of deep faith," recalled the Archbishop of Hartford in Connecticut Leonard Blair, a former auxiliary bishop in Detroit.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, his wife and son light candles in Kiev's St. Sofia Cathedral.
Vatican City, Aug 26, 2014 / 12:31 pm .- Participants in the annual Ratzinger "schulerkreis" study group were overjoyed at seeing the retired pontiff in good health, noting that they were deeply moved by his homily on the triumph of God's love.
Updated: Fri Aug 29, 2014 01:16 am
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