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Volume 45, Number 3
10 July 2015
J.D. Conor Mauro

A picture taken by Turkish villagers shows migrants trying to voyage to Greece over Aegean Sea on 8 July. (photo: Getty Images/Anadolu Agency)

U.N. urges Europe to act on migrant crisis in Greece (New York Times) The United Nations warned on Friday that Greece and its Balkan neighbors were being overwhelmed by the flood of migrants arriving from Syria and other areas of conflict, and it urged European countries to step forward with aid to avert a looming humanitarian crisis…

Pope Francis demands end to ‘genocide’ of Middle East Christians (Jerusalem Post) Pope Francis decried what he called a genocide against Christians in the Middle East while speaking in Bolivia on Thursday. “Today we are dismayed to see how in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world many of our brothers and sisters are persecuted, tortured and killed for their faith in Jesus,” he said. “In this third world war, waged piecemeal, which we are now experiencing, a form of genocide is taking place, and it must end…”

Armenian Christians still suffer consequences of genocide (Aid to the Church in Need) Archbishop Raphael Fran?ois Minassian, the ordinary of Eastern Europe for Armenian Catholics, belongs to the first Armenian generation that was born after the genocide; he said, however, that even those Armenians who did not directly witness the horrors of 1915 nevertheless still suffer the consequences. “Some psychological attitudes, such as the instinctive fear at the sight of an armed guard, have been passed down even to the second and third generations,” he said…

In Baghdad, Christians kidnapped and killed despite ransom payment (Fides) In two weeks, four Iraqi Christians have been kidnapped in Baghdad, and two of them unfortunately were killed; after the payment of the ransom, they were found dead by the police…

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