Archive of July 23, 2012

Islamists attack Christians, Iraqi refugees in Damascus

Jul 23, 2012 - 04:50 pm .- The Syrian rebels’ attack on Damascus has allowed radical Islamist groups to attack Iraqi refugees, Christians allegedly loyal to the Syrian government and other civilians.

New president of Caritas Latin America elected

Jul 23, 2012 - 04:07 pm .- Bishop Jose Luis Azuaje of El Vigia-San Carlos in Venezuela has been elected the new president of Caritas Latin America and the Caribbean, in place of Bishop Fernando Bargallo.

Vatican denies speculation about Vatileaks suspects

Jul 23, 2012 - 01:42 pm .- The Vatican is denying newspaper claims that three officials close to Pope Benedict XVI were found complicit in the recent leaking of sensitive papal information to the media.

Denver bishop urges hope at vigil for shooting victims

Jul 23, 2012 - 12:11 pm .- Bishop James D. Conley of Denver delivered the invocation at a non-denominational Sunday evening vigil for the victims of the Aurora theater shooting, telling attendees to ask God for hope amid the “darkness” of the crime.

Cuban dissident leader Oswaldo Paya dies in alleged accident

Jul 23, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- Cuban dissident leader Oswaldo Paya died on July 22 in an apparent traffic accident in the southeastern province of Granma.

Pastors of Aurora churches comfort, encourage parishioners

Jul 23, 2012 - 08:28 am .- The pastor of an Aurora parish mourning the death of one of their own in a July 20 mass shooting, reassured parishioners of the hope they can find in Christ – even in the darkest times.