Publication: Catholic News

First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Patriarch decries 'mass cleansing' of Mosul by 'a bed of criminals'

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Syriac Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan, in Washington to meet with federal government representatives and members of Congress, decried the "mass cleansing" of Christians from Mosul, Iraq, by what he called "a bed of criminals." ... [Published Catholic News - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Hold the sauce: Pope heads to Vatican cafeteria for Friday fish menu

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Taking the chef completely by surprise, Pope Francis unexpectedly showed up to eat with the Vatican's blue collar workers at their cafeteria in the tiny city-state's "industrial park." "He showed up, got his tray, silverware, he ... [Published Catholic News - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Archbishop Chaput confirms pope to visit Philadelphia in September 2015

FARGO, N.D. (CNS) -- Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Pope Francis has accepted his invitation to attend the World Meeting of Families in the U.S. next year, even though the Philadelphia Archdiocese still has not received official confirmation ... [Published Catholic News - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Native American Catholics gather to pray, reflect, recharge their faith

FARGO, N.D. (CNS) -- On the 75th anniversary of the Tekakwitha Conference, Native American Catholics came together again to review the past, plan for the future and recharge their faith. More than 750 people from 35 states and representing 135 tribes ... [Published Catholic News - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Free from ordeal in Sudan, woman condemned for apostasy meets pope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Meeting a Sudanese woman who risked execution for not renouncing her Catholic faith, Pope Francis thanked Meriam Ibrahim for her steadfast witness to Christ. The pope spent 30 minutes with Ibrahim, her husband and two small children ... [Published Catholic News - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Catholic mask: Italian bishops try to reveal truth behind mafia's faith

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The godfather who stands up for a child's baptism one day and spends the rest of the week running a brutal crime ring unfortunately is not the stuff of movies. In southern Italy, the Mafia, the 'Ndrangheta and other organized criminal ... [Published Catholic News - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Along the border: Agent has keen eye for signs of people on move

NOGALES, Ariz. (CNS) -- A shirtsleeve waved from the top of the border fence like a signal flag. "Someone came over here recently," said Border Patrol Agent Bryan Flowers pointing to the shirt and rubber-sole skid marks left on the 20-foot-tall rusted ... [Published Catholic News - Jul 25 2014]
Entities: Border Patrol, Steel
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Expulsion of Christians a 'crime against humanity,' Mosul bishop says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Backed up by death threats and property seizures, the expulsion of the entire Christian community from Mosul is "a crime against humanity," said an archbishop from Mosul. Chaldean Archbishop Amel Shamon Nona said the Islamic State, ... [Published Catholic News - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Jerusalem patriarch: Don't punish all Gaza Palestinians because of Hamas

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- It is impossible for Israeli military to target Hamas missiles without hitting civilians in the Gaza Strip, said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem. People might not agree with Hamas, which controls Gaza, but "we cannot punish ... [Published Catholic News - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

With passion for projects, Franciscan works to give Hondurans options

Franciscan Father Alberto Gauci looks over a soccer stadium he is helping to build in Juticalpa, Honduras, where he has promoted public works projects for the past 31 years. The stadium, which cost approximate $2 million, is nearing completion. (CNS/David ... [Published Catholic News - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Pope names U.S. bishops' top ecumenical officer to advise Vatican council

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Among the new members and consultants Pope Francis named to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity is Father John W. Crossin, the executive director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the ... [Published Catholic News - Jul 22 2014]
Entities: The Vatican, Officer, Macau
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

At AIDS conference, Catholics worry about reduced funding for programs

MELBOURNE, Australia (CNS) -- Catholics gathered for the 20th International AIDS Conference worry that medical advances against the HIV pandemic are leading to decreased attention and less funding for the struggle against the deadly virus. "AIDS is not ... [Published Catholic News - Jul 21 2014]

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...representatives and members of Congress, decried the "mass cleansing" of Christians from Mosul, Iraq, by what he called "a bed of criminals. "We wonder how could those criminals, this bed of criminals, cross the border from Syria into Mosul and occupy the whole city of Mosul ... imposing on the population their Shariah law) without any knowledge of the international community" Patriarch Younan said July 25, referring to Islamic State fighters, formerly known by the acronyms ISIS or ISIL
...Pope Francis unexpectedly showed up to eat with the Vatican's blue collar workers at their cafeteria in the tiny city-state's "industrial park. "He showed up, got his tray, silverware, he stood in line and we served him" the cafeteria's chef, Franco Paini, told Vatican Radio July 25
...In southern Italy, the Mafia, the "Ndrangheta and other organized criminal gangs still cloak themselves in symbols of Catholicism, and the region's bishops have had enough. It's not that the bishops have just begun to act -- they have been coordinating their anti-mafia work since the 1970s -- but they have seen just how deeply tied the mafia is to local Catholic cultural expressions and how essential those fake religious ties are to the continued thriving of mafia relationships."
...People might not agree with Hamas, which controls Gaza, but "we cannot punish all the population because you do not agree with Hamas" he told in Washington July 23

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