In the News, July 25

Msgr. Francis A. Chullikatt, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, tells Security Council on the Middle East "there can be no military solution to the Syrian conflict."

In the midst of a three-day rainstorm, Pope Francis says he has come to "knock on the door of Mary," during homily at Aparecida. He still found time to telegram Archbishop of Stantiago de Compostela with prayers for victims in deadly rail crash that prompted the cancellation of the traditional fiesta de Santiago de Compostela and seven days of mourning in the northern Spanish region of Galicia.


In Pakistan, a new report highlights the staggering number of deaths related to intolerance.

In the aftermath of more violence and deaths on the streets of Cairo among supporters of the deposed President Muhammed Morsi, the United States is delaying the delivery of four F-16 fighters to Egypt's military.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder tells Texas to hold off on implementation of the voting "reforms" it instituted after Supreme Court's VRA decision.

Renewed negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians to begin next week—maybe.

Ghouls, Goblins, and... God? Can the new film, "The Conjuring" lead people to religion? 

Even in economic hardtimes, a picture is worth a thousand words: the current state of the Motor City after bankruptcy.

Concerns of women trafficking and human rights violations in Pakistan.


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