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Pope Francis and St Augustine Speak to Bishops

Pope Francis and St Augustine Speak to Bishops

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

This week, Pope Francis met with all of the Bishops who received their appointments in the past year. They are all participating in a training ...

A HEINOUS NEW LOW: Syrian rebels sabotage vaccinations, killing 50 babies

A HEINOUS NEW LOW: Syrian rebels sabotage vaccinations, killing 50 babies Watch

Middle East

As proof of their bravery, rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are suspected of sabotaging a batch of measles vaccinations, ...

Pope hailed as 'pontiff of the poor' by noted Greek atheist and leftist leader

Pope hailed as 'pontiff of the poor' by noted Greek atheist and leftist leader Watch

Europe

Alexis Tsipras, a radical leftists and self-described atheist-as well as Greece's opposition leader-has hailed Pope Francis as the "pontiff of ...

New apostolic constitution to overhaul Vatican drawn up by Council of Cardinals

New apostolic constitution to overhaul Vatican drawn up by Council of Cardinals Watch

Europe

Pope Francis' international Council of Cardinals have begun a first draft of a new apostolic constitution intended to reform Vatican bureaucracy. ...

Casualty of war; Syrian children fall behind in studies

Casualty of war; Syrian children fall behind in studies Watch

Middle East

By Katie Nguyen, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The 3-1/2-year-old conflict in Syria is preventing 2.8 million children from getting an education and has destroyed or damaged more than 3,400 ...

Health team butchered in Guinea as Ebola outbreak accelerates

Health team butchered in Guinea as Ebola outbreak accelerates Watch

Africa

Eight members of a medical team attempting to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea.

Until death 'til they part - and then some! Skeletons hold hands for centuries

Until death 'til they part - and then some! Skeletons hold hands for centuries Watch

Europe

It was a remarkable find - and a reminder on how love can last past the grave. Two skeletons, holding hands centuries after their passing, were ...

Who was the mysterious third tribe that formed gene pool with primitive Europeans?

Who was the mysterious third tribe that formed gene pool with primitive Europeans? Watch

Europe

Researchers at Harvard medical School have definitely linked at least three tribes that combined to create Europeans of 7,000 years ago. ...

'Lend Me Your Ears' Hostage reporter appears in Islamic State sham news report

'Lend Me Your Ears' Hostage reporter appears in Islamic State sham news report Watch

Middle East

The Islamic State has released another video, perhaps attempting to persuade Americans and British forces from attacking them. This time, instead of ...

Islamic State planned beheadings in Australia

Islamic State planned beheadings in Australia Watch

Asia Pacific

Australian officials have prevented an Islamic State plot to carry out and film the beheading of a random person in Sydney, as part of a series ...

Half of Iraqi army incapable of fighting against ISIL, top U.S. general declares

Half of Iraqi army incapable of fighting against ISIL, top U.S. general declares Watch

Middle East

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, the U.S. military's top officer gave his assessment of Iraq's military ...

A new name for terror: Djounoud Al khalifa

A new name for terror: Djounoud Al khalifa Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

"Djounoud Al khalifa," or Soldiers of the Caliph is the given name of the new pivot of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, which ...

Death toll isn't the only toll: Ebola outbreak will cause untold economic damage

Death toll isn't the only toll: Ebola outbreak will cause untold economic damage Watch

Africa

A new report from the World Bank has revealed that the West African Ebola outbreak could cost affected nations billions of dollars and slash ...

Shakespearean villain Richard III died from battle wounds

Shakespearean villain Richard III died from battle wounds Watch

Europe

Classical Shakespearean villain and colorful historical figure King Richard III died from a particularly brutal blow to the skull he suffered in ...

PRAY FOR NIGERIA - Catholic Church reports as many as 20 priests hiding from Boko Haram in Nigeria

PRAY FOR NIGERIA - Catholic Church reports as many as 20 priests hiding from Boko Haram in Nigeria Watch

Africa

The Catholic Church is warning the world that 25 villages, all with large Catholic populations, remain under the firm control of Boko Haram, an ...

Stone structure in northern Israel was to worship moon god, scholar says

Stone structure in northern Israel was to worship moon god, scholar says Watch

Middle East

In the shape of the crescent moon in northern Israel, a 5,000-year-old stone structure is now being declared as an ancient monument. Predating ...

World bank loans $105 million to combat Ebola

World bank loans $105 million to combat Ebola Watch

Africa

By Stella Dawson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The World Bank approved a $105 million grant on Tuesday to speed up delivery of emergency supplies and provide support for healthcare workers in ...

A plea from Christian churches around the world: Stop the genocide in Iraq and Syria

A plea from Christian churches around the world: Stop the genocide in Iraq and Syria Watch

Middle East

Christian leaders throughout the Middle East have called on Muslim governments and religious authorities to condemn the Islamic State for its ...

ISIS on the run! Kurdish forces on the move towards Mosul!

ISIS on the run! Kurdish forces on the move towards Mosul! Watch

Middle East

Kurdish Peshmerga forces have retaken a bridge and several villages around Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region, and pushed fighters from ...

Millions displaced from homes due to natural disasters

Millions displaced from homes due to natural disasters Watch

Europe

By Laura Onita, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Almost 22 million people were forced to flee their homes due to natural disasters last year and the numbers uprooted could increase as urban ...

Pope Francis invites Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet with him

Pope Francis invites Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet with him Watch

Europe

Pope Francis has reportedly invited the President of China, Xi Jinping to meet with him, either in the Vatican or Beijing. The pontiff wants to ...

Parish dedicated to John Paul II the first in Chinese-speaking world

Parish dedicated to John Paul II the first in Chinese-speaking world Watch

Asia Pacific

By CNA/EWTN News

The Diocese of Kaohsiung in Taiwan has become the first in the Chinese-speaking world to have a parish dedicated to St. John Paul II, where a ...

Pauline Sisters celebrate their 50 years in Goa, India

Pauline Sisters celebrate their 50 years in Goa, India Watch

Asia Pacific

The Pauline Sisters are due to celebrate their 50 years of presence in Goa, India, this September 20th. Goa is the former headquarters of the ...

China takes fight to internet! Begins banning mail-order bride websites

China takes fight to internet! Begins banning mail-order bride websites Watch

Asia Pacific

Online bride-shopping websites are being targeted by Chinese and Cambodian authorities in a new anti-human-trafficking initiative, aimed at ...

SECURITY THREAT: U.S. troops to join in fight against Ebola

SECURITY THREAT: U.S. troops to join in fight against Ebola Watch

Africa

West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak has been declared a threat to global security by U.S. President Obama and has since announced a major ...

QUITE A BOAST! North Korea has 'the world's most advantageous human rights system,' leaders say

QUITE A BOAST! North Korea has 'the world's most advantageous human rights system,' leaders say Watch

Asia Pacific

Widely regarded as the most oppressive government on the face of the Earth, a report from North Korean officials heralds that the nation has "the ...

Vietnamese children will be able to be adopted by American parents after six-year ban

Vietnamese children will be able to be adopted by American parents after six-year ban Watch

Asia Pacific

American parents who wish to adopt children from Vietnam will be able to do again shortly after a six-year ban. However, Vietnamese children who ...

Has Ebola gone airborne? Fears spread that virus could mutate

Has Ebola gone airborne? Fears spread that virus could mutate Watch

Africa

Concerns have been raised that the federal government is anticipating a rapid spread of the Ebola virus, as evidenced by the U.S. State ...