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By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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Pope Francis links global warming to human trafficking

Pope Francis said he had “great hopes” that a fundamental agreement to tackle climate change would be reached in Paris later this year, placing great faith in the UN, but surprising many by linking the move More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, July 11th, 2015
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Pope Francis accepts ‘Fascist’ hammer and sickle Cross from Bolivia’s Evo Morales

Pope Francis couldn’t hide the expression on his face when he received a wooden crucifix laid on a hammer and sickle, the Communist symbol conceived during the Russian Revolution. The Pope received the More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
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1000 Days in Iran prison for Pastor Saeed Abedini, feels like a lifetime says family

One thousand days in an Iranian prison – that is what American pastor Saeed Abedini has endured as of yesterday, Tuesday June 23. To mark Abedini’s 1,000th day in prison for his faith, Christian groups displayed More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, June 22nd, 2015
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Obama administration dodges question on Pope Francis stance on abortion with global warming

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said he was not aware that Pope Francis said in his climate change encyclical that it’s “incompatible” to be concerned about protecting the environment while also More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, May 30th, 2015
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Asia Bibi suffering from intestinal bleeding in Pakistan prison

According to the family, the Christian women jailed in Pakistan is suffering from intestinal bleeding and requires medical treatment. Her lawyers have mobilized to call for a medical response after a recent family More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Pope Francis blesses Rodrigo Santoro as Jesus for ‘Ben-Hur’

The Brazilian actor who starred in the 300 films and on Lost, received an audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday and received a special blessing, captured in a photo by co-star Nazanin Boniadi, who plays Esther More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, April 26th, 2015
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Kim Kardashian, George Clooney call for President Obama to honor Armenian Christian massacre

Another year and more silence from President Obama on the Armenian massacre of Christians. During the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Muslims murder of 1.5 million Christians, Obama has maintained his silence, More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, April 18th, 2015
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Pope Francis meets with Asia Bibi’s family: I pray for you, Asia, the suffering

Pope Francis met the husband and daughter of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman  sentenced to death by a court in Pakistan over blasphemy charges, the Vatican confirmed. “I pray for Asia, for you and for all Christians More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Conductor Sir Gilbert Levine to honor Pope John XXIII, Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis in new Spring concert

A Celebration of Peace Through Music is a special televised concert created by American conductor Sir Gilbert Levine that took place on May 5, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The concert features the Kraków Philharmonic More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
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Pope Francis: Call for all to battle trafficking, ‘build peace’

Pope Francis opened the New Year with a powerful message to rid the world of human trafficking. Under the theme “No Longer Slaves,” the Pope condemned slavery and human trafficking during the New Year’s More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 5th, 2015
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Pope Francis names 15 new cardinals

Pope Francis I March 2013 photo by Casa Rosada via wikipedia Pope Francis has named 15 new cardinals from 13 nations, including Tonga, New Zealand and Myanmar. They will be installed on February 14, 2015. Francis More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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Pope Francis Christmas Message: end suffering, be compassionate, reject selfishness

Pope Francis wants to bring hope to Christians and other ethnic and religious groups suffering “brutal persecution” in Iraq and Syria. The Pope used his Christmas Day blessing, “Urbi et Orbi,” More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Pope Francis proclaims animals go to heaven, the Humane Society responds

After the new Pope was chosen last March and then took the name “Francis” – after Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals — I took a deep breath and dared to hope that this could be the More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Pope Francis encourages church to reach out to the divorced, gay community

Pope Francis spoke out about tolerance and inclusion in a recent interview, encouraging the church to reach out to the gay commuity and those who have been divorced.   The pontiff said both should be welcomed More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Pope Francis coming to America in 2015

Pope Francis announced that he is coming to the United States next year. Francis said Monday that he will travel to Philadelphia in September for the World Meeting of Families, a conference that is held every three More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Rick Warren: ‘Marriage can only be between a man and a woman’

Speaking before Pope Francis’ Humanum conference in Rome, Pastor Rick Warren defended traditional marriage saying that “Marriage can only be between a man and a woman.” photo Koshy Koshy “The More...

By Herman Cummings On Friday, November 7th, 2014
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The Papacy Refuses To Teach the Truth of Genesis

Back in 2011, I wrote to the then Pope, and the Vatican, concerning the Truth of Genesis: “The Truth of Genesis: A Challenge to the Pope!” The Pope and the “Holy” See refused to respond, More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, August 24th, 2014
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China to Pope Francis: don’t ‘interfere’ with China’s religion as Christians persecution rises

China has not reacted positively to Pope Francis and the Vatican offering to open new dialogue and discuss the country’s religion. The official statement told Rome to not to “interfere” with the country’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Vatican officials call on Muslim leaders to denounce ‘barbarity’ of ISIS against Christians

Vatican officials are urging Muslim leaders to denounce the “barbarity” of the Islamic State’s attacks against Christians and other minorities in Iraq, saying their credibility is on the line. Pope Francis More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, July 28th, 2014
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Meriam Ibrahim escapes Sudan with family, meets Pope Francis in Italy

Meriam Ibrahim appears to finally escaped the Christian persecution of Sudanese officials, escaping with her family and ultimately meeting Pope Francis I. Meriam and husband, Daniel Wani, left the U.S. Embassy in More...


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