Archive of September 6, 2013

War crimes tribunal suggested as alternative to strike on Syria

Sep 6, 2013 - 05:05 pm .- A ranking member of the U.S. House has proposed a war crimes tribunal as an alternative to military intervention in Syria so that perpetrators can be held accountable for the use of chemical weapons.

Dominican Republic bishops call for purification after nuncio scandal

Sep 6, 2013 - 04:14 pm .- The bishops of the Dominican Republic have voiced support for the investigation launched into accusations of sexual misconduct against the former nuncio to the country, Archbishop Józef Wesolowski. 

'Un-gala' fundraiser draws awareness to homeless ministry

Sep 6, 2013 - 02:04 pm .- Putting a unique spin on a typical charity fundraiser, the young missionaries of Christ in the City recently hosted an “un-gala” to raise awareness of efforts to serve the Denver homeless.

Coca-Cola stock drops as boycott spreads in Latin America

Sep 6, 2013 - 01:07 pm .- Coca-Cola saw its stock value drop yesterday as the boycott against the soft-drink giant has spread across Spain and into Latin America over statements by its CEO in Spain, Marcos De Quinto.

Vatican diplomat promotes moderation among Syrians

Sep 6, 2013 - 10:45 am .- Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Vatican City's secretary for relations with states, told a group of ambassadors that stakeholders in the Syrian civil war should distance themselves from extremism.

Jerusalem Patriarchate to participate in prayer vigil for Syria

Sep 6, 2013 - 03:10 am .- Joining in Pope Francis' call to make Sept. 7 a day of fasting and prayer for the people of Syria, the Catholic Patriarchate of Jerusalem will hold a Holy Hour at the Basilica of Gethsemane.

Catholic volunteers in Thailand aid refugees from Burma

Sep 6, 2013 - 12:13 am .- Responding to a humanitarian crisis pushing tens of thousands of a minority ethnic group in Burma from their homes, Caritas Thailand is caring for refugees who have fled violence in their home country.

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