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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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