Archive of August 9, 2011

Madrid subway workers call for strike during papal visit

Aug 9, 2011 - 08:19 pm .- Members of the General Workers’ Union of Spain employed by Madrid’s Metro subway system said they have been “forced” to call for strikes during World Youth Day over salary negotiations.

Military archbishop remembers ‘valiant’ servicemen killed in helicopter crash

Aug 9, 2011 - 05:53 pm .- Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services expressed his “heartfelt condolences” to the family and friends of the “valiant” service members killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Peruvian congressman credits guardian angel for daughter’s recovery from gunshot wound

Aug 9, 2011 - 04:26 pm .- A Peruvian congressman is crediting his daughter’s guardian angel and series of “miracles” for her recovery from a potentially fatal gunshot wound to the chest she suffered on Aug. 4 in Lima. 

Archbishop of Westminster describes English riots as 'shocking'

Aug 9, 2011 - 01:51 pm .- Widespread rioting across England has been condemned by the country’s most senior Catholic cleric.

Human rights activist attacked in Cuba

Aug 9, 2011 - 12:31 pm .- The Christian Liberation Movement in Cuba has reported that human rights activist Ernesto Cabrera Moreno was attacked Aug. 5 in the city of Caimanera.

East Africa drought solution runs deep

Aug 9, 2011 - 10:22 am .- Ethiopians remember keenly the devastating losses of the drought in 1984 and the more recent one in 2000. The numerous pastoralist communities in Ethiopia know that lack of access to water will kill their livestock and destroy the very fabric of their culture.

Pakistan government reshuffle downgrades religious freedom concerns

Aug 9, 2011 - 05:33 am .- The Pakistan government’s new approach to national harmony is a “downgrade” for Christians and others concerned about religious freedom, Bishop Joseph Coutts of Faisalabad has said.

Catholic schools in Indiana kick off school year with voucher program

Aug 9, 2011 - 01:08 am .- Catholic schools in southern Indiana are set to welcome low-income students who are now able to attend non-public schools thanks to the state's recently approved voucher program.

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