In the News, August 15th

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s Mass at World Youth Day in Denver. Sister Mary Ann Walsh reflects on her involvement with the historic event.
 
Arkmore Kori reports on the recent elections in Zimbabwe, while Kevin Clarke looks into the deteriorating situation in Eygpt.
 
Pope Francis today asked people to pray for peace, dialogue and reconciliation for Eygpt and the world, after yesterday’s horrific events. He also celebrates the Assumption of Mary.
 
Keynote speaker at the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Sr. Ilia Delio, called on the women live with an “evolutionary spirit”.
 
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that Al-Qaeda linked rebels have killed Paolo Dall'Oglio, an Italian Jesuit and vocal supporter of the peaceful uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
 
Jesse L. Jackson Jr. was sentenced yesterday to two and a half years in prison, while his wife received one year, for misuse of campaign funds. 
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