Archive of October 31, 2013

Congressional hearing considers Syrian war crimes tribunal

Oct 31, 2013 - 05:08 pm .- In a hearing before a congressional committee, policy officials called for the establishment of a Syrian war crimes tribunal to bring to justice those guilty of human rights violations in the 30-month long conflict.

Pope was concerned interview could be misunderstood, writer says

Oct 31, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- According to a Catholic writer in Italy, Pope Francis was aware that his reported words in an Oct. 1 interview published in “La Repubblica” could be misunderstood, and took measures concerning this.  

EU proposes $38 million to advance 'reproductive health'

Oct 31, 2013 - 12:06 pm .- Pro-life advocates are voicing concern over abortion funding after a report revealed that the European Commission has set aside 28 million euro, roughly $38.4 million, for projects related to “sexual and reproductive health.”

Pope Francis: No one can be Christian without love of God

Oct 31, 2013 - 10:45 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the necessity of God’s love in order to be faithful, and encouraged those present to make love the center of their lives.

Former Yahoo executive thrilled to join 'brotherhood' of Church

Oct 31, 2013 - 06:28 am .- The previous head of one of the internet’s leading online search engines travelled to Rome in order to be received into the universal Church, expressing his joy at joining the family of faith.

Food is a human right, Vatican archbishop tells UN

Oct 31, 2013 - 04:11 am .- The archbishop leading the Holy See’s delegation to the United Nations has praised international efforts to combat hunger, malnutrition and poverty, urging that more be done to secure “the human right to food.”

NSA allegedly spied on Vatican, Italian paper says

Oct 31, 2013 - 02:04 am .- A new report by an Italian publication accuses the U.S. National Security Agency of listening to the phone calls of Vatican officials and prelates, during a time period leading up to the conclave.

Parish in Queens celebrates healing after Hurricane Sandy

Oct 31, 2013 - 12:07 am .- A parish in the Diocese of Brooklyn marked the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy with a Mass said in thanksgiving for healing and support received in the year since the storm hit.

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