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Posted on 08/17/2017 18:04 PM (EWTN News - World Catholic News)
Posted on 08/17/2017 16:49 PM (Crux)
Saying his decision is "not based on social policy but on the law," a High Court judge in Belfast has refused to overturn a law in Northern Ireland defining marriage as being exclusively between a man and a woman. Northern Ireland is the only place in Great Britain and Ireland which has not legalized same-sex marriage.
Posted on 08/17/2017 15:08 PM (Crux)
A terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday, reportedly left at least 13 people dead and 50 injured. As initial accounts of the incident rolled out, Pope Francis expressed his "closeness to the entire Spanish population, in particular to the wounded and to the families of the victims." The former Archbishop of Barcelona said the violence "fills our hearts with pain."
Posted on 08/17/2017 12:24 PM (Crux)
“Two years ago we had Pope Francis's visit which was very moving for many people. Because of his closeness to the people, we wanted to put his name on the dining hall,” said Father Claudio Figueredo. Figueredo said that they began with the weekly lunches and two days with snacks. Today they are able to provide lunch and snacks every day and they also take care of the children while their parents work.
Posted on 08/17/2017 12:09 PM (Crux)
Sierra Leone has pleaded for international assistance as it reels from yet another disaster just a couple of years after the Ebola outbreak that left thousands in the region dead. With rain forecast for at least the coming week, the threat of further mudslides around Freetown remained. Many poor areas are near sea level and have poor drainage systems, which makes flooding worse during the rainy season.
Posted on 08/17/2017 11:38 AM (Crux)
Mostly ethnic Albanian Muslims make up at least 90 percent of the 2.1 million inhabitants of Kosovo, whose 2008 independence from Serbia has been recognized by 111 of the United Nations' 193 member-states, but not by the Vatican. The Catholic apostolic administration, founded in 2000 with 24 parishes, officially accounts for 3.5 percent of the population, although church leaders put numbers higher.
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