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San Diego’s Catholic Bishop McElroy on Interfaith Solidarity & the Trump Era

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Stockton, Calif .- If President Donald Trump is the candidate of “disruption,” similar disruption is needed to build a better society, Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego told a gathering of faith-based groups co-sponsored by the Vatican. “Well now, we must all become disruptors,” the bishop said Feb. 18 at the U.S. regional gathering for the World Meeting of Popular Movements, …

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Vatican, Al-Azhar team up to counter violence in the name of religion

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by Elise Harris Vatican City, .- The Vatican and one of Islam’s most renowned schools of Sunni thought are joining forces to discuss how they can work together in combating religious extremism that uses God’s name to justify violence. On Feb. 21 the Vatican announced that Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, will travel to …

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How Catholic hospitals can help heal Syria – literally

How Catholic hospitals can help heal Syria – literally

By Andrea Gagliarducc Rome, Italy,  (CNA/EWTN News).- There are about three million people without heath care in war-torn Syria, and the papal envoy to the country has launched a project to help some of them. Cardinal Mario Zenari launched the Open Hospitals project to enhance and empower three Catholic hospitals in Syria. He visited Rome’s Gemelli Hospital to help promote …

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At the Mexico border, Catholic bishops unite for migrants

Credit: Chad Zuber via Shutterstock. Brownsville, Texas,  (CNA/EWTN News).- Along the U.S.-Mexico border, Catholic bishops of both countries stressed the right of people to migrate and the need for the Church to welcome them. “In this difficult moment in our history we hear the cry of our migrant brothers and sisters whose voices reflect the voice of Christ Himself,” the …

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(US) Catholic Bishops reaffirm support for refugees

(US) Catholic Bishops reaffirm support for refugees

Washington D.C., – The U.S. bishops welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that affirmed a legal injunction against a Trump administration executive order on refugee resettlement and travel bans targeting Muslim countries. “We respect the rule of law and the American judicial process,” said Bishop Joe Vasquez of Austin, Texas, speaking in his role as chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee …

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Pope makes renewed plea on behalf of Rohingyas

Pope makes renewed plea on behalf of Rohingyas

by Elise Harris Vatican City– On Wednesday Pope Francis made an urgent appeal for prayer on behalf for all suffering due to slavery and exploitation, pointing specifically to the minority Rohingya population of Myanmar, who have undergone violent persecution for years. “I would like pray with you today in a special way for our brother and sister Rohingya. They were …

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US bishops: Trump’s refugee order will only harm victims of war, terror

Washington D.C., Jan 30, 2017 / 03:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic bishops and relief leaders were among the critics of President Donald Trumps order to implement stricter vetting on refugees and lower the cap for the number of refugees who can enter the United States. Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, in his role as chairman of the U.S. …

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Middle East peace center of meeting between Francis, Abbas

by Elise Harris Vatican City, Jan 14, 2017 / 05:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited the Vatican Saturday before inaugurating his countrys new embassy to the Holy See, where he met with Pope Francis for a discussion focused largely on peace efforts in the Middle East. Described as cordial in Jan. 14 communique from the Vatican, the …

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Vatican bishop lays out ‘roadmap’ for dialogue with Islam

By Andrea Gagliarducci Vatican City,– There is a roadmap for dialogue with Islam, and its three landmarks are peace, justice and education, says a leading bishop on the subject. Bishop Miguel Ayuso Guixot, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, explained: on a theological level, differences still remain, and they are known. Beyond any theological difference, however, we take …

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Syrian children to unite in prayer for an end to violence

Aleppo, Syria,(CNA/EWTN News).- Christian and Muslim children of Aleppo, Syria will gather together in prayer on October 6 to plead for an end to the violence and devastation in their city and country. Archbishop Boutros Marayati, the head of the Armenian Catholic archieparchy in Aleppo, told a mission society news agency that the initiative will involve mostly primary school-aged children, …

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