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21 Oct 2015 – HEGYESHALOM, Hungary (CNS) — Along the border between Hungary and Austria, Rosala Holzschuh stands in the midnight darkness as thousands of refugees flow past her on their way toward Western Europe. As a cold wind swirls around her, Holzschuh looks for children with no shoes, and when she spots one, she grabs their parent and steers them toward a pile of donated socks and shoes.  Read more...
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20 Oct 2015 – IDOMENI, Greece (CNS) — Weary faces, fussy babies, little boys teasing little girls to the point of tears and repeated uses of the Arabic word, ”inshallah” (God willing) reflect the uncertainty faced by refugees trying to reach northern Europe.  Read more...
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19 Oct 2015 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Following a week that included Palestinians stabbing Israelis, bloody clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces, and despair rising on both sides, the parishioners of St. Saviour Church in the Old City of Jerusalem came to Mass on 19 October to pray, mainly for peace.  Read more...
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16 Oct 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Spirituality is ”the backbone” of Christian family life, and it must be encouraged and nourished, especially when it is threatened by a culture focused on making money and having the latest modern conveniences, said Indian Cardinal Baselios Thottunkal.  Read more...
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15 Oct 2015 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — It has been painful to watch as violence has taken over Jerusalem once again, especially along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus suffered in order to dissuade the use of violence, said Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali, Latin Patriarchate chancellor.  Read more...
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14 Oct 2015 – LONDON (CNS) — A Syrian archbishop warned British politicians of the folly of supporting Islamic militants in the war in his country.  Read more...
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13 Oct 2015 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — The scene in Foundation Hall of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum during Pope Francis’ visit spoke volumes about the Catholic Church and interreligious relations.  Read more...
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13 Oct 2015 – LESBOS, Greece (CNS) — Greece is bracing for thousands more Syrians and other people to land on Lesbos and other key island crossings from Turkey, as those fleeing conflict remain undeterred by the worsening weather and colder autumn temperatures in their desperate search for safety in Europe.  Read more...


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