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  • Vatican backs military force to stop ISIS ‘genocide’

    • Mar 13, 2015

    In an unusually blunt endorsement of military action, the Vatican’s top diplomat at the United Nations in Geneva has called for a coordinated international force to stop the “so-called Islamic State” in Syria and Iraq from further assaults on Christians and other minority groups. “We have to stop this kind

  • Vatican security chief says ISIS threat to pope is real

    • Mar 2, 2015

    ROME — While acknowledging that ISIS represents a real threat to Pope Francis and the Vatican, the commander of the Vatican gendarmes says security services have no knowledge of a planned attack. “The threat exists. This is what has emerged from my conversations with Italian and foreign colleagues,” said Domenico

  • Vatican denies any security threats after the Paris attacks

    • Jan 12, 2015

    ROME — In the wake of the recent Paris attacks, when three hooded men killed 12 people while shouting Islamic slogans, the Vatican has denied a report of a security threat suggesting it may be the next target. “The Holy See maintains its usual, appropriate contacts with the security services,

  • After Paris attacks, remembering the other victims of Islamic terror

    • Jan 8, 2015

    ROME — One month ago, a small group of Catholics in France was desperately trying to raise consciousness about the victims of radical Islamic terror. It wasn’t the Charlie Hebdo attack that drove them, which was yet to come, but rather hundreds of thousands of sometimes forgotten Iraqi and Syrian

  • Jordanian prince answers pope’s call to denounce ISIS

    • Dec 15, 2014

    ROME — On the way back from his late November trip to Turkey, Pope Francis challenged Muslim leaders to be more outspoken in their condemnations of ISIS and other forms of religious extremism. In early December, a cross-section of Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims, featuring Jordan’s Prince El Hassan bin Talal,

  • Iraq’s top Catholic opposes bombing, insists Christians must stay

    • Dec 8, 2014

    ERBIL, IRAQ —The top Catholic official in Iraq says the current US-led bombing campaign will not dislodge the radical Islamic State, and he is pleading for a stronger response from the international community to ensure Christians can remain in the region. “Bombing is also killing people, destroying the infrastructure, houses,

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