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  • Where’s the blockbuster for the ‘Dunkirk in reverse’ in Iraq and Syria?

    Where’s the blockbuster for the ‘Dunkirk in reverse’ in Iraq and Syria?

    Right now, a gripping Hollywood blockbuster recalls the heroism of Dunkirk, when trapped Allied troops were rescued during WWII. However, there’s an equally stirring “Dunkirk in reverse” going on before our eyes in Iraq and Syria, and American Catholics are playing a starring role — not only in saving embattled Christians, but giving them hope of better things to come.

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  • Four years later, family reports ‘silence’ on kidnapped priest in Syria

    Four years later, family reports ‘silence’ on kidnapped priest in Syria

    Italian Jesuit Father Paolo Dall’Oglio disappeared in Syria in 2013 while entering ISIS-held territory in an attempt to negotiate the release of kidnap victims. Despite four years of what his family describes as near-total “silence,” they’re continuing to press for the truth of what happened, and insisting that their bother stands as a sign of the sort of dialogue and understanding needed to rescue Syria from chaos.

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  • Vatican: Jerusalem needs “internationally guaranteed” special status

    Vatican: Jerusalem needs “internationally guaranteed” special status

    A Vatican diplomat has told the UN Security Council the historical status quo of the holy sites in the Holy Land is “a matter of profound sensitivities,” and reminded them that Jerusalem is sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Israel sparked a crisis by unilaterally installing metal detectors at the Temple Mount, leading to Muslims accusing the Jewish state of trying to expand control at the site under the guise of security.

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