In the News, August 19th

Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak, speaking on behalf of Catholics in Egypt, stated that the violence in his country is not “a political struggle between different factions, but a war against terrorism.” He also reaffirmed the strong Christian support for the military and police.

The crisis in Egypt continues as militants in Sinai shoot down 25 Egyptian police recruits, and the lawyer to former dictator Hosni Mubarak claims that his client could be released from jail in the upcoming days.

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Pope Francis yesterday, in his address from St. Peter’s Square, continued to pray for peace in Egypt and declared that faith and violence are incompatible.

The CIA admits its role in the 1953 Iranian coup that overthrew Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, in a newly released declassified document.

Chris Christie today will make New Jersey the second state to ban gay conversion therapy after California did so earlier this year.

An armed man is holding several people hostage in the German city of Ingolstadt. 

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