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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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A dry fountains is seen in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on July 24. The Vatican says it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St. Peter's Square, because of Italy's drought. (Alessandro Di Meo/ANSA via AP)
Meteorologists say spring 2017 was Italy's third-driest in some 60 years. The drought has put Rome at risk for drastic water rationing, a measure being considered later this week by authorities.
APJuly 24, 2017
The parents of Charlie Gard dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for an experimental treatment after new medical tests showed that the window of opportunity to help him had closed.
Art by Andrew Zbihlyj
Having so often petitioned a gracious God for the blessing of mercy, how could I deny it to others?
Mark SingelJuly 24, 2017
“To the Bone,” which recently premiered on Netflix, tells the story of 20-year-old Ellen (Lily Collins), who is living with anorexia nervosa.
Karen RossJuly 21, 2017