An Iraqi soldier carries an injured woman during a battle with the Islamic State group in Mosul on Feb. 28. Iraqi troops were engaged in difficult fighting with Islamic State forces in northern Iraq in an effort to reclaim land held by the militant group.(CNS photo/Goran Tomasevic, Reuters)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 29, 2017
About 100,000 Christians -- among them more than 60,000 Syriac Catholics -- were expelled from the Ninevah Plain by the Islamic State group in the summer of 2014 as the militants campaigned to expand their reach into Iraq.
Afghan women hold placards as they take part in a protest demanding better living conditions at the refugee camp of the former international Helliniko airport in Athens, Greece, on Feb. 18. (CNS photo/Yannis Kolesidis, EPA)
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 22, 2017
Pope Francis said he is worried that even Catholics are arguing against accepting more migrants and refugees into their communities, and they often cite an ill-defined "'moral obligation' to preserve the original cultural and religious identity" of their nations.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 21, 2017
"We often hear faithful Catholics who see mercy at work and ask, 'Why?'"
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 07, 2017
“Jesus scatters and destroys all this darkness with the command he gives to Peter” to “put out into the deep sea.”
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 28, 2017
Cardinal Parolin said he had seen the most recent video attributed to Islamic State in which the pope and Vatican are threatened.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 24, 2017
Police evicted hundreds of refugees from the building Aug. 19. About 100 people, mostly Eritreans and Ethiopians with official refugee status, had been camping in a public square outside the building since then.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 24, 2017
The meeting included "an exchange of views on various themes, both international and relating to bilateral relations."
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 14, 2017
The archbishop officially promoting Blessed Oscar Romero's cause for sainthood said he hopes the canonization process will conclude within a year.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 07, 2017
Summertime can and should be a time for extra prayer, a moment of peace that allows Christians to savor the joy of their relationship with Jesus and find new strength to reach out with love to others, Pope Francis said.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceAugust 01, 2017
Many of the Little Brothers of Jesus, including Francis' choice to head Rome's seminary, are manual laborers, who strive simply to be a presence of friendship and solidarity with their co-workers and neighbors.