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3 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

Papal envoy: Francis donated $1 million to Iraqi refugees

Vatican City, Aug 22, 2014 / 01:19 pm .- Pope Francis has given $1 million as a personal contribution to help Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq who have been forced from their homes, according to his personal envoy to the country.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News

7 hrs ago | Religion News Service

Sex abuse survivors angered by powerful Vatican cardinala s testimony

VATICAN CITY One of the most powerful men in the Vatican, charged with cleaning up corruption and fostering financial reform, has outraged survivors of sex abuse by clergy by likening the church to a trucking company that refuses to take responsibility for a driver who molested women.


Related Topix: Sex Scandal, Australia, World News, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

8 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Pope: Encyclical Letter on Ecology Will 'Only Build on Solid Data'

While flying back to Rome from South Korea on Monday, Pope Francis told a group of reporters that in putting together an encyclical letter on ecology, he will be careful to "only build on solid data, on things that are reliable," noting that among ecological "scientific hypotheses" some are "quite solid, others not."


Related Topix: Science, Ecology

12 hrs ago | MLive.com

Pope Francis sends Detroit archbishop condolence letter on death of Cardinal Szoka

Pope Francis on Thursday sent a letter offering condolences to Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron after the death of Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, Muskegon, MI, Religion, Episcopal Church

13 hrs ago | Autoblog

Exclusive: Refuel 2014: the best way to spend a summer's day in California

What's the best way to spend a summer day in California? If you're an electric vehicle enthusiast, there can only be one answer: the annual Refuel event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca .


Related Topix: Coupe, BMW M3, Hatchback, Convertible, Sedan, BMW

17 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

The IS Caliph is Not an Islamic Pope

The United States has designated the head of IS, who calls himself the Caliph - the head of all Islam followers word-wide - as a terrorist.


21 hrs ago | The Spectator

Podcast: Britain's jihad, the Pope vs the Vatican, and the existence of 'The One'

The murder of James Foley by an Isis fighter 'with a London accent' has been treated with understandable revulsion.


Thu Aug 21, 2014

WMUR-TV Manchester

Pope calls family of slain journalist

The community of Rochester is struggling to deal with the death of a journalist who was killed this week nearly two years after he was kidnapped in Syria.


New York Daily News

Pope Francis calls parents of James Foley

Pope Francis used a translator to speak to John and Diane Foley for about 20 minutes on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Exeter, NH, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Religion News Service

Pope to Iraqi president: a I appeal to you with my heart full of paina

Pope Francis has written to the president of Iraq, calling for an end to the "brutal suffering of Christians and other religious minorities" and urging political leaders to end the humanitarian crisis in the country.


Related Topix: Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel, Christian Music, RNS

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Catholic Cardinal Edmund Szoka dies at age 86

Retired Detroit Catholic Cardinal Edmund Szoka, who led the Archdiocese of Detroit in the 1980s and then served in two key posts at the Vatican under Pope John Paul II, died Wednesday night of natural causes at Providence Park Hospital in Novi at age 86. Szoka's death was announced by the Archdiocese of Detroit this morning.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Detroit, MI, Novi, MI

The Washington Post

Pope thanks Catholics for prayers after the deaths of three of his relatives

Pope Francis embraces a woman during his Wednesday general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican.


Related Topix: World News


No, the Pope didn't call for a crusade

Editor's note: David M. Perry is an associate professor of history at Dominican University in Illinois.


Related Topix: Illinois, Dominican University, Opinion, World News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Washington Post

China to Pope Francis: Don't 'interfere' with religion

China has reacted cautiously to a bid by Pope Francis to open new dialogue with Beijing, with some officials quick to warn the Vatican not to "interfere" with the country's religion.


Related Topix: Xi Jinping, Journalism, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, World News


Pope thanks people for prayers for family killed and hurt in auto accident

Pope Francis thanks pilgrims for their prayers for his nephew and family. The wife of the Holy Father's nephew, and two of the Pope's great nephews have been killed in an automobile accident in Argentina.



Can You Guess Who Shakira Nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

Shakira is the latest celebrity taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In her video posted to Instagram Tuesday, she nominated two other high profile figures - the Pope being one of them - to take part in the social media fundraiser to fight the disease.


Chosun Ilbo

Pope Takes Korean Gifts to Vatican

Pope Francis returned to Vatican on Monday after ending his five-day visit to Korea.


Related Topix: Religion, Orthodox Church, Roman Catholic Church

WALB-TV Albany

Pope: Thanks for prayers for my family's grief

New York City's Metropolitan Opera has reached a deal with its stagehands and says it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions as well.



Multinational scientists request help from the Pope to get destructive GMOs banned in Brazil

When independent scientists and farmers start protesting GMOs to their governments without success, to whom can they turn? Well, the GMO resisters in the predominately Catholic country Brazil have decided to go papal.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Biotech, Entomology, Science, Agriculture, Des Moines, IA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Dundalk Today

Cardinal should have gone 'earlier'

Cardinal Sean Brady with Fr Padraig Murphy PP Lordship and Ballymascanlon at his Silver Jubilee in Ravensdale Church on wednesday evening Dundalk man Brendan Boland, who has just published a book on his experience of abuse by the serial paedophile Fr Brendan Smyth, has said he is disappointed with the Cardinal's letter of resignation to the Pope.