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22 Sep 2017 – NEW YORK (CNS) — Humanitarian organizations and host countries struggle to develop new ways to address both immediate and long-term needs of an unprecedented number of people who have fled conflict situations around the globe, according to panelists at a Sept. 21 aid agency forum in New York.  Read more...
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21 Sep 2017 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sept. 19 passed a bill to provide emergency relief and aid to Christians and other religious minorities who have suffered persecution at the hands of Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.  Read more...
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19 Sep 2017 – MOSCOW (CNS) — A few blocks from Moscow’s Lubyanka Building, which for decades served as the headquarters of the Soviet Union’s KGB security agency, the Russian Orthodox patriarch recently consecrated a church memorializing those martyred during communism’s reign.  Read more...
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19 Sep 2017 – OPTINA PUSTYN, Russia (CNS) — On Christmas night two years ago, Anya Bulochnikova, 29, first discovered Optina Monastery’s golden onion-shaped domes rising above the bucolic hills and snowdrifts of Russia’s Ugra National Park.  Read more...
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19 Sep 2017 – MOSCOW (CNS) — Many commentators in American media see Russian President Vladimir Putin as an authoritarian leader who rigs elections at home and abroad, silences political adversaries, rescinds civil rights and tirelessly plots to revive a Soviet-sized empire.  Read more...
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14 Sep 2017 – THRISSUR, India (CNS) — The secretary-general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi “to intervene to stop hatred” in the eastern state of Jharkhand.  Read more...
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14 Sep 2017 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, U.S. Army veteran Rocio Villanueva fell onto the stone of the unction where tradition holds that Jesus was laid out after his crucifixion and touched her head to the smoothed surface.  Read more...
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Indian Salesian abducted in Yemen freed (Catholic News Service)
12 Sep 2017 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Indian Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted by Islamic State militants in Yemen and held captive for more than a year, was freed.  Read more...


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