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In visit to Kurdistan, U.S. bishop hears priorities of Iraqi Christians

In visit to Kurdistan, U.S. bishop hears priorities of Iraqi Christians

by: Dale Gavlak • Catholic News Service in World Issues,

After meeting with church leaders in northern Iraq, a U.S. bishop said he will advocate differently for Iraqi religious minorities. Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, told Catholic News Service by phone that the Iraqi Catholic clergy do not want to see a safe corridor set up for Christians, as some in Washington have suggested.

The United Kingdom is disunited over Brexit

The United Kingdom is disunited over Brexit

by: Agnès Rotivel - LaCroix International in World Issues,

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland attempted to negotiate with Theresa May in Cardiff with regard to their being able to continue to benefit from a European Single Market. In vain, so it would seem.

The danger is that in times of crisis we look for a savior

The danger is that in times of crisis we look for a savior

by: El Pais - Osservatore Romano in World Issues,

On Donald Trump, Pope Francis says: “I don’t like to aniticipate events. Let us see what he does, we can’t be prophets of disasters”. Friday, just when Donald Trump was being sworn in to office in Washington, Pope Francis was giving a long interview to EL PAÍS at the Vatican, during which he was calling for prudence in the face of the alarm bells that were ringing due to the new US president.

In Holy Land visit, bishops see problems related to Israeli settlements

In Holy Land visit, bishops see problems related to Israeli settlements

by: Judith Sudilovsky • Catholic News Service in World Issues,

Bishops from Europe and North America lauded this 100-year-old hilltop family farm southwest of Bethlehem as an example of the nonviolent resistance needed to oppose Israeli expansion onto Palestinian land. “This farm is what we want to encourage — a peaceful resistance … a moral voice to the international and local community,” said U.S. Bishop Oscar Cantu.

Sectarian strife still plagues Sri Lanka

Sectarian strife still plagues Sri Lanka

by: ucanews.com reporter, Colombo in World News,

Despite the war between the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamil dying down in 2009, embers of sectarian and religious conflict remain, according to rights activists and church officials.

The US Presidential 2016 Election. What they stand for?

The US Presidential 2016 Election. What they stand for?

by: Charles C. Camosy - The Tablet in World Issues,

2016 Election: The US presidential circus has highlighted the fact that no one knows what the two main parties stand for anymore  For many years, a simple choice between two alternatives dominated the US political agenda. But the 2016 presidential campaign marked a turning point, especially in the loyalties of pro-lifers. Their new support and new thinking means no party can take them for granted any more

A window into heaven... and hell

A window into heaven... and hell

by: Abe Howken - MailOnline in World News,

A window into heaven... and hell: As another battered Iraqi town is liberated from the evil clutch of ISIS, Christians celebrate their first mass in two years while the Battle for Mosul enters its third week.

Pope Francis canonizes seven new saints

Pope Francis canonizes seven new saints

by: Junno Arocho Esteves, CNS in Reporters,

An estimated 80,000 people attended the canonization Mass at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City October 17, 2016. The seven new saints of the church were holy not because of their own efforts but because of "the Lord who triumphs in them and with them," Pope Francis said.

The sound of arms must cease

The sound of arms must cease

by: Cardinal Pietro Parolin in World Issues,

The Secretary of State’s address at the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly.  The following is the address by , Secretary of State and Head of the Holy See Delegation to the General Debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, which he delivered on 22 September in New York.