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Grande-Synthe migrant camp

The fire at the Grande-Synthe migrant camp.

Fire in France destroys migrant camp

11/04/2017 11:06

On Monday near Dunkirk in northern France, a large fire engulfed the Grande-Synthe migrant camp, which housed between 1,000 and 1,500 people in tightly-packed wooden cabins.

 

Pope Francis greets membes of the Oriental Orthodox Churches

Pope Francis greets representatives of the Oriental Orthodox Churches

Pope calls Catholics and Oriental Orthodox to work for peace

27/01/2017 12:16

Wherever there is violence and conflict, Christians are called to work patiently to restore concord and hope. That was Pope Francis’ message on Friday to members of the Joint International Commission for theological dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches.

Drug users undergoing rehabilitation at a Center for Christian Recovery, Antipolo, Philippines September 12, 2016.

Drug users undergoing rehabilitation hold copies of the Bible while reciting prayers as part of their regular activities inside a Center for Christian Recovery in Antipolo, Philippines September 12, 2016.

Filipino bishops: Attacks on life "cry to heaven for divine justice"

16/09/2016 10:03

The Bishops have condemned the escalation of violence in the country, which has claimed 3500 deaths in the last ten weeks. The statement released Thursday calls them "sins that harm the dignity of the human person"

 

Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi,  Qom ‎

Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi, Qom ‎

Iranian religious leader thanks Pope for comments on Islam

22/08/2016 16:06

In a letter posted on his website, senior Iranian religious scholar, Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi of Qom has written to Pope Francis, thanking him for his remarks that Islam is not equal to terrorism. 

 

People praying at a candlelight vigil for slain Baton Rouge police officer.

People praying at a candlelight vigil for slain Baton Rouge police officer. The President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, has issued a statement calling for dialogue and peace in the wake of violent attacks in the United States.

USCCB President calls for dialogue, peace

20/07/2016 10:17

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement in relation to the July 17 fatal shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge, Lousiana.

 

Police officers attend a church service at St John the Baptist Church in Zachary, Louisiana, following the fatal shooting of Baton Rouge policemen

Police officers attend a church service at St John the Baptist Church in Zachary, Louisiana, following the fatal shooting of Baton Rouge policemen. The Bishop of Baton Rouge, Robert Muench, issued a statement following the attack.

Statement from Bishop Robert Muench of Baton Rouge

18/07/2016 10:25

Bishop Robert Muench of Baton Rouge has issued a statement after three police officers were killed and three others wounded in an attack that took place on Sunday.

 

Flowers and a U.S. flag lie on the ground during a vigil in front of Dallas police headquarters

Flowers and a U.S. flag lie on the ground during a vigil in front of Dallas police headquarters

Bishop's statement on Dallas shootings

09/07/2016 09:36

The Bishop of Dallas, Kevin Farrell has issued a statement following the shootings which killed 5 police officers and injured 9 others in the city, saying “the magnitude of the violence in downtown Dallas on Thursday night was staggering.