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In Potocari, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on July 11, the 17th anniversary of the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Serb forces at Srebrenica, the bodies of 520 recently identified victims were buried. • Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya appealed for calm and prayer on July 3, a week after attacks against Christians left at least 17 people dead. • In a move that could strain relations with the Catholic Church and within the Anglican Communion, the Episcopal Church approved liturgical resources for the blessing of same-sex relationships on July 9. • Now that a former Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohamed Morsi, has been elected president, Christians in Egypt can expect a better future after years of being second-class citizens, said Bishop Kyrillos William, administrator of the Coptic Catholic Patriarchate of Alexandria, on July 11, speaking in Madrid, Spain. • On July 11, more than a year after his controversial removal, Bishop William Morris of Australia handed over the care of the Diocese of Toowoomba to his successor, Bishop Robert McGuckin.

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Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing 24 people and wounding 25, officials said.
The Affordable Care Act has changed our expectations for health care. It shifted the way we live, which may be shifting what we believe.
Michael RozierMay 25, 2017
Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speak to the media about President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget in the Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The U.S. bishops have raised some serious concerns about what this proposal says about our national values.
The EditorsMay 25, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, following after a Republican policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Congress is asking the nation to make “immoral choices,” said Sister Keehan, the president of the Catholic Health Association.
Kevin ClarkeMay 25, 2017