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  • 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,

  • Vatican: Pope Francis not under threat from Islamic State militants

    • Sep 15, 2014

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis faces no specific threat from Islamic State militants and will not be adding extra security measures on his one-day trip to Albania next week, the Vatican said Monday. The Vatican’s chief spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said despite recent “worrying” events that had shocked the world,

  • A Church with verve is at risk in Ukraine

    • Sep 13, 2014

    No one should need persuading that what’s happening in Ukraine right now is alarming. A fragile cease-fire between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces could unravel at any moment, and even more lives may be at risk this winter as the country scrambles to make up for lost Russian gas. Most

  • Regensburg Redux: Can Benedict say ‘I told you so’ about Islam?

    • Sep 11, 2014

    Eight years ago this Friday, Sept. 12, Pope Benedict XVI delivered a lecture at the University of Regensburg in Bavaria in which he seemed to diagnose Islam as a religion inherently flawed by fanaticism. It was an undiplomatic assertion, to say the least — especially coming a day after the

  • Text of Obama’s address on Islamic State strategy

    • Sep 10, 2014

    Text of President Barack Obama’s address Wednesday night on the Islamic State strategy, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House: ___ My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and

  • President Obama outlining mission to fight Islamic militants

    • Sep 10, 2014

    In a high-stakes address to the nation Wednesday night, President Barack Obama plans to outline a broad expansion of the U.S. military role in combating extremists in Iraq and Syria, including a call for arming Syrian opposition forces and potentially launching airstrikes in both countries. Obama has told congressional lawmakers