Archive of August 21, 2013

US urged to recognize Nigerian extremist group as terrorists

Aug 21, 2013 - 05:37 pm .- Several U.S. religious liberty groups are renewing calls for the federal government to officially recognize Nigerian Islamic extremist group Boko Haram as a terrorist organization for its violent attacks against Christians.  

Relief efforts underway as flooding wreaks havoc in Philippines

Aug 21, 2013 - 04:46 pm .- A combination of seasonal monsoon rains and a tropical storm off the coast of the Philippines has caused massive damage to homes and property, leaving hundreds of thousands in need.

Egyptian bishop: Christians live in fear as attacks continue

Aug 21, 2013 - 12:09 pm .- Bishop Joannes Zakaria of Luxor, Egypt, said that Christians in his country are running out of food, but are “afraid to come out of their homes” for fear of attacks by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Benedict XVI's students will meet to discuss God, secularism

Aug 21, 2013 - 10:22 am .- The annual meeting of Benedict XVI's students from his time at the University of Regensburg will gather next week to discuss “the question of God,” though the former Pope will not be joining them.

French teens aim to learn extreme poverty during Rome trip

Aug 21, 2013 - 04:05 am .- A group of French teenagers arrived in Rome this month without money or possessions in the hopes of learning how to let go of material things and grow closer to God.

Twenty-thousand Syrian Kurds forced to take refuge in Iraq

Aug 21, 2013 - 02:08 am .- Following recent clashes in Syria between al-Qaeda linked opposition groups and Kurdish forces, 20,000 Syrian refugees have fled to Iraqi Kurdistan – an autonomous region of northern Iraq – in the last six days.

Egyptian bishop says terrorists tried to kill him in his home

Aug 21, 2013 - 12:10 am .- In the midst of recent violence in Egypt, the Coptic Bishop of Luxor says he was terrorized Aug. 16 by Islamists who tried to break into his house and kill him.

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