In the News, July 29

Pope Francis just returned to the Vatican, but it's never too early to be excited for the Next World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland in 2016.

Over a million youth attended a concluding vigil for World Youth Day on Rio's Copacabana beach (where three million attended the closing Mass the next day), Baptist youth in Singapore also celebrated "justice and peace" through the implementation of social media. Although Pope Francis said he would not give interviews upon first arriving in Brazil one week ago, his remarks on acccepting gay and lesbian people has garnered much attention. 

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Following an Anglican finance scandal, Archbishop of Canterbury to prop up credit union's for England's 16,000 churches.

The perils of faith: in Sudan, the persecution of Christians has increased since the rejection of Islam has become illegal. 

In India, Pope Francis accepts the resignation of the Bishop of Sambalpur, appoints new bishops in Diphu and Rourkela.

Long time peace activist Garry Davis, the man with no country, dies at 91. 

Sew good! A textile business managed by the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo provides an outlet for women effected by poverty and oppression.

Violence continues to surge in Iraq as 15 car bombs kill at least 46 and injur over 100 people. 

 

 

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