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  • On a tragic anniversary for Iraqi Christians, thoughts on why it matters

    • Aug 6, 2015

    On the Catholic liturgical calendar, Aug. 6 is the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, recalling a Biblical scene when Christ became radiant with glorious light on a mountaintop alongside the Old Testament prophets Moses and Elijah. For Iraqi Christians, however, Aug. 6 this year brings to mind anything

  • Pope tells Putin to pursue peace in Ukraine

    • Jun 10, 2015

    ROME — Facing international criticism over Russia’s role in the ongoing violence in Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin arrived in the Vatican on Wednesday to meet a figure with whom he’s forged an improbable geopolitical partnership on other fronts: Pope Francis. During their 50-minute meeting, the two leaders talked about the

  • Summit calls for a police force to defend the Middle East’s Christians

    • May 4, 2015

    ROME — Calls for the creation of “safe havens” for Christians in Iraq and Syria, as well as the creation of an international police force capable of identifying and apprehending the authors of terrorist acts, surfaced at a recent summit of leaders of all Christian churches in the Middle East