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Pope Francis has called the parents of James Foley, the American journalist who was killed by the Islamic State (ISIS). In an email to ZENIT, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi confirmed that the Holy Father telephoned John and Diane Foley. Although no details were given as to what was said in the conversati...read more
Articles from section "Conflicts, War and Terrorism"
Indonesia’s PresidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyonohas said the actions of Islamic State (ISIS) militants are “embarrassing” to the Muslim religion and that their slaughters are “shocking” and “out …read more
The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has said his country faces an extremely difficult situation and strongly rejects Orthodox accusations that his church is responsible for …read more
On his flight back from South Korea, Pope Francis said he was very concerned about the violence in Iraq and the attacks on religious minorities. He even said that if need be, he'd be willing …read more
Officials from a Catholic charity visited refugees in Iraq over the last few days, reporting on the growing desperation of the minorities there. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Executive …read more
The president of the US episcopal conferencehas called on the bishops to consider taking up a special collection “to provide humanitarian relief and pastoral support for our affected brothers …read more