St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Interview With Grand Imam of al-Azhar

Interview With Grand Imam of al-Azhar


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Pope to Meet Cairo’s Grand Imam of Al-Azhar

Pope to Meet Cairo’s Grand Imam of Al-Azhar

 


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US Declares ISIS Atrocities Genocide

US Declares ISIS Atrocities Genocide


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Report: Only Word for ISIS Atrocities Is Genocide

 A major report that makes the case that the terror campaign being waged by ISIS and its affiliates against Christians and other religious minorities meets the definition of genocide was released Thursday at a news conference at the National Press Club by the Knights of Columbus (K of C) and In Defense of Christians (IDC). The report was presented to the US State Department. …

Report: Only Word for ISIS Atrocities Is Genocide


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Grand Imam of Al-Azhar: What Heads of Churches Who Accept Gay Marriage in US Will Say to Jesus

The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar has asked, “What will the heads of Churches in the US that accept gay marriage say to Jesus?” …

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar: What Heads of Churches Who Accept Gay Marriage in US Will Say to Jesus


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‘If We Hate ISIS, Then They Have Won’

As Christians, this is a message we do not want to hear, but must take to heart. 

Q & A

Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa is head of the Franciscans in the Middle East, custodians of the holy places in Israel and Palestine. He spoke with international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need on Wednesday, discussing the prospects of Christians in Syria, Iraq and throughout the Middle East five years after the beginning of the “Arab Spring.”

The Arab Spring has primarily resulted in chaos and the disintegration of nations, especially in Syria. Is there any reason for the hard-pressed Christians in the region to be optimistic in 2016? 

‘If We Hate ISIS, Then They Have Won’

 


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Lebanese Archbishop: We Have Always Known ISIS Is a Danger to the Whole World

Lebanon, November 24, 2015

A Lebanese archbishop has called on Europe to rethink the conflict in Syria following the attacks in Paris.

Speaking to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop Issam John Darwish of Zahle and Furzol in Lebanon said he believed the attacks in France were inevitable.

“We have always known that ISIS is a danger to the whole world. But Europe hasn’t taken it seriously,” he said. …

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