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Tolerance is the buzz word ricocheting around politically correct circles over the past few years. What that really means is that all political, philosophical and theologically correct viewpoints must be tolerated, and any other viewpoints must be mercilessly squelched. The bottom line of this whole rhetoric is that the Christian viewpoint is hateful and must be silenced.

 

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New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

 
‎23 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎12:53:47 AMGo to full article
FILE - This Aug. 18, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama as he speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington. Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.
 
 

Birth control mandate: HHS offers new way for religious employers

 
‎23 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎12:42:13 AMGo to full article
The Obama administration took steps Friday it said would ensure that women who work for religious employers will have continued access to cost-free birth control coverage, while respecting the views of their employers. The rules address both religious nonprofits and “closely held” for-profit corporations whose owners have moral objections to some or all forms of birth control.    The first rule applies to nonprofits and sets up a new pathway for employers to provide notice of their religious objection. Such services would be provided at no additional cost to enrollees or employers.
 

U.S. moves to ensure birth control access at religious companies

 
‎22 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎10:28:11 PMGo to full article
An illustration picture shows a woman holding a pill at her home in Nice(Reuters) - The Obama administration will ensure access to birth control coverage for employees of closely held companies that object on religious grounds to contraception, one of the health benefits mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The move follows a Supreme Court ruling in June that allowed certain for-profit companies to refuse to cover contraceptives due to the religious beliefs of their owners. It provides for insurers to offer contraception to employees through separate coverage. President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law requires companies to provide free birth control coverage as a preventive service included in their health plans.
 
 

Teacher fired for pregnancy sues Catholic school

 
‎22 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎08:29:13 PMGo to full article
A former teacher at a Montana Catholic school who was fired for being pregnant and unmarried is suing the school district. Shaela Evenson filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Butte on Thursday, ...
 

Pope Francis offers condolences on Szoka's death

 
‎22 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎06:43:12 PMGo to full article
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 file photo U.S. Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka celebrates a mass at the Vatican. Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86. Szoka died of natural causes Wednesday night at Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Michigan, the Archdiocese of Detroit said in a statement Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.( AP Photo/Plinio Lepri, File)DETROIT (AP) — Pope Francis says he offers his "heartfelt condolences" to the Detroit archdiocese over the death of Cardinal Edmund Szoka (SHAH'-kuh).
 
 

Pope's Iraq envoy: Minorities need to be defended

 
‎22 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎06:22:50 PMGo to full article
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' envoy to Iraq says religious minorities being attacked by Islamic militants must be defended now and given international protection so they can return home, reinforcing the Vatican's position that military force is justified in this case.
 

Oklahoma Catholic bishop drops suit over planned 'black mass'

 
‎22 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎04:25:40 PMGo to full article
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma on Thursday dropped a lawsuit filed a day earlier against a Satanic church after it turned over to a Catholic priest a consecrated host, or communion wafer, Satanists planned to use in a "black mass." "I am relieved that we have been able to secure the return of the sacred Host and that we have prevented its desecration as part of a planned Satanic ritual. A lawyer for the Angra Mainyu Satanic group named in the suit turned over the communion wafer on Thursday. The Catholic Archdiocese claimed the communion wafer was obtained "by illicit means." Adam Daniels, leader of Angra Mainyu, said the wafer was sent to him from a priest in Turkey who is also a Satanist.
 

Journalist Foley's parents, after call with pope, call for prayer and action

 
‎22 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎02:24:57 PMGo to full article
Sign outside a shop remembers James Foley in his hometown of RochesterThe parents of James Foley, the American journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq, on Friday called for prayer and support to free the remaining captives held by Islamic State fighters. "We do pray, we beg the international community to help the remaining hostages," his mother, Diane Foley, said in an interview with her husband, John, on MSNBC. "We just pray that they will be set free." Their plea comes after a long conversation with Pope Francis, who the Vatican said called the couple on Thursday afternoon to offer his condolences and support. James Foley, who was abducted in Syria in late 2012, was beheaded by a masked member of the Islamic State group in an act filmed in a video released on Tuesday that also threatened a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff.
 
 

Top Vatican figure in row over child abuse comments

 
‎22 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎04:42:25 AMGo to full article
Australia's leading Catholic cleric George Pell arrives to give evidence to a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Australia, in Sydney on March 27, 2014Australia's leading Catholic cleric George Pell, a top Vatican official, came under fire Friday after drawing an analogy between the church's response to child abuse and a trucking company. Cardinal Pell, a former archbishop of both Melbourne and Sydney before taking up a high-powered job this year as head of a new Vatican finance ministry after being handpicked by Pope Francis, made the comments Thursday. He acknowledged to a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Melbourne that the church had a moral obligation to the victims of paedophile priests.
 
 

Former Vatican City governor Szoka dies at age 86

 
‎22 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎03:31:08 AMGo to full article
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2009 file photo, Cardinal Edmund Szoka poses for a photo, in Detroit. Szoka, the former governor of Vatican City and the head of the Detroit archdiocese, died of natural causes Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Mich., according to the Archdiocese of Detroit. He was 86. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86.
 
 

Pope Francis calls Foley family: priest

 
‎22 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎01:39:22 AMGo to full article
John and Diane Foley, parents of James Foley, listen to a panel discussion about the importance and dangers of reporting on world conflicts at a Free James Foley event on May 3, 2013 in BostonPope Francis called the family of slain US journalist James Foley on Thursday to offer his condolences, a Catholic priest close to the family said. The gruesome video of Foley's beheading, released Tuesday by the Islamic State, a jihadist group operating in Iraq and Syria, has caused worldwide revulsion and outrage. "Pope Francis phoned the family of #JamesFoley this afternoon at their residence in New Hampshire.
 
 

Former Vatican City governor Szoka dies at age 86

 
‎22 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎12:29:06 AMGo to full article
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2009 file photo, Cardinal Edmund Szoka poses for a photo, in Detroit. Szoka, the former governor of Vatican City and the head of the Detroit archdiocese, died of natural causes Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Mich., according to the Archdiocese of Detroit. He was 86. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86.
 
 

Pope calls family of slain American journalist

 
‎21 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎11:45:55 PMGo to full article
ROCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) — Pope Francis has called the family of an American journalist whose videotaped beheading by Islamic State militants has touched off torrents of outrage around the world.
 

Pope calls family of slain American journalist

 
‎21 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎11:38:25 PMGo to full article
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Pope Francis has called the family of an American journalist whose videotaped beheading by Islamic State militants has touched off torrents of outrage around the world.
 

Cardinal Edmund Szoka, former Vatican City governor, head of Detroit archdiocese, dies at 86

 
‎21 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎03:34:12 PMGo to full article
DETROIT (AP) — Cardinal Edmund Szoka, former Vatican City governor, head of Detroit archdiocese, dies at 86.
 

Oklahoma Catholic bishop sues over planned black mass

 
‎21 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎01:41:01 AMGo to full article
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma’s Catholic Archbishop filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to halt the use of what he said were stolen communion wafers destined for a satanic black mass ceremony to be held next month in Oklahoma City. The lawsuit filed in Oklahoma County District Court claims the black mass is a deliberate attack on the Catholic Mass as well as the foundational beliefs of all Christians. "I have taken a legal step to combat this blasphemous and obscene inversion of the Catholic Mass,” Archbishop Paul Coakley said in the lawsuit.
 

Pope: Thanks for prayers for my family's grief

 
‎20 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎05:59:04 PMGo to full article
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis expressed thanks on Wednesday for the prayers and condolences he has received following the death of his nephew's wife and their two young boys in a car crash in the pontiff's native Argentina.
 

Argentina car crash kills 3 relatives of pope

 
‎19 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎10:36:56 PMGo to full article
The crashed car of Emanuel Bergoglio, nephew to Pope Francis, sits partially under a truck after a road accident in James Craik, Argentina, early Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Emanuel Bergoglio was seriously wounded as two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew, were killed in the crash, according to the Vatican and a local police official. (AP Photo/Marco Salva)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in serious condition Tuesday after their car crashed on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and local officials said.
 
 

Federal rejection leaves immigrant in limbo at Arizona church

 
‎19 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:14:27 PMGo to full article
By Brad Poole TUCSON Ariz. (Reuters) - Federal officials have denied an undocumented immigrant's application to remain in the United States, leaving her to live in sanctuary, and legal limbo, at a southern Arizona church. Rosa Robles Loreto, a homeowner and housekeeper who has lived in Tucson since 1999, took sanctuary at the city's Southside Presbyterian Church on Aug. 7 after an appeal of her deportation case was rejected. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said on Monday it will not close her case nor grant her a stay of deportation, though it does not intend to arrest her. "After conducting a thorough review of Ms. Robles Loreto's immigration case, ICE has decided to exercise prosecutorial discretion by not taking immediate action on (her) removal order," the agency said in a statement.
 

Three relatives of pope killed in Argentina accident

 
‎19 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎06:49:50 PMGo to full article
The Pasteur Hospital of Villa Maria, where the nephew of Pope Francis was admitted after crashing with his family on a road near James Craik, in the Argentine central province of Cordoba, on August 19, 2014Two infant grandnephews of Pope Francis and their mother were killed early Tuesday when their car slammed into the back of a truck in Argentina, authorities said. The pope's nephew Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio, who was behind the wheel at the time of the crash, was in serious condition, they said. His children -- aged eight months and two years old -- were killed in the crash along with their mother, Cordoba police commissioner Carina Ferreyra told AFP. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said the pope had been informed about the accident and was "deeply pained."
 
 

Pope Francis grieving for relatives killed in Argentina crash

 
‎19 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎04:31:19 PMGo to full article
Emanuel BergoglioPope Francis was deeply grieved, the Vatican's official broadcasting service said on Tuesday, after the deaths of three relatives killed when their car slammed into the back of a truck on a highway in central Argentina. A nephew of the pope, Emanuel Bergoglio, who was driving the car was in serious condition following the accident just after midnight on Monday. The driver of the grains truck, Raul Pombo, told local television stations he felt the impact and found Bergoglio's vehicle wedged under the rear of his vehicle. The region's highway patrol chief, Jorge Rainieri, called the impact "powerful" and television pictures showed the mangled wreckage of the compact car.
 
 

Pope wants China dialogue, freedom for church

 
‎19 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:05:26 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis meets the media during an airborne press conference on his journey back to Rome from Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Pope Francis on Monday endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq but said the international community — and not just one country — should decide how to intervene. Francis also said he and his advisers were considering whether he might go to northern Iraq himself to show solidarity with persecuted Christians. But he said he was holding off for now on a decision. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis says he wants dialogue with China and the only thing he asks in return is for the Catholic Church to be able to operate freely.
 
 

Pope's message lost on China?

 
‎19 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎05:35:53 AMGo to full article
A woman holds a picture of Pope Francis as they waits for his arrival to attend a mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on August 15, 2014When Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message to Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, it went missing -- an apparent technical glitch laden with symbolism. Communications between the Vatican and Beijing have never been easy or particularly fruitful, and the problem China poses for the Holy See's plans to expand Church membership in Asia loomed large over the pope's first visit to the region, which wrapped up Monday. The trip to South Korea was partly planned to coincide with the gathering of thousands of young Asian Catholics for Asian Youth Day in the city of Daejeon. Organisers said Beijing prevented a number of Chinese Catholics from travelling to the event and, according to some reports, participating Chinese priests were warned not to attend any function involving the pope.
 
 

Three relatives of pope killed in Argentina accident

 
‎19 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎02:23:09 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis conducts a mass during Asian Youth Day in Haemi, South Korea, on August 17, 2014Three relatives of Pope Francis, two great nephews and their mother, have been killed in a traffic accident in Argentina, police said Tuesday. The dead include a baby of eight months and a two-year-old toddler, police commissioner Carina Ferreyra said. Their father, the pope's nephew Horacio Bergoglio, is in serious condition, she told AFP. The pope's nephew has been hospitalized with multiple injuries.
 
 

God will give me two or three more years, says Pope

 
‎19 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎02:19:55 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis (C) gives a press conference aboard a flight carrying them back to Rome at the end of a five-day trip to South-Korea, on August 18, 2014Pope Francis on Monday publicly broached the prospect of his own death for the first time, giving himself "two or three years" but not ruling out retirement before then. Talking to reporters on a flight back to the Vatican from South Korea, the 77-year-old pontiff, who seemed in good spirits, was asked about his global popularity, which was evident again during his five-day visit. Pope Francis also mentioned the possibility of retiring from the Papacy, as his predecessor Benedict XVI did last year, if he felt he could no longer adequately perform his duties.
 
 

Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities, wants UN OK

 
‎18 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎11:10:21 PMGo to full article
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday said efforts to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq are legitimate but said the international community — and not just one country — should decide how to intervene.
 

Pope calls for UN rather than US action in Iraq

 
‎18 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎10:30:56 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis gives a press conference aboard the plane carrying him back to Rome at the end of a five-day trip to South-Korea, on August 18, 2014Pope Francis called Monday for collective action through the United Nations to "stop unjust aggression" in Iraq, in an implicit criticism of unilateral US air strikes there. The pope, speaking to reporters aboard his flight back from a trip to South Korea, said he was ready to visit Iraq "if necessary", providing it would help people under threat there. "The idea of the United Nations came after World War II. That is where we should be having the discussion and saying, 'There is an unjust aggressor. Last week as thousands from Iraq's Yazidi and Christian minorities fled attacks by IS jihadists, Francis made a plea to the UN to do all it could to stop the violence.
 
 

Pope says he wants to visit China

 
‎18 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎09:26:02 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis leaves the St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome on August 18, 2014Pope Francis said Monday that he wants to visit China and called for the Catholic Church in the country to be allowed to do its "job". "You ask me if I want to go to China? "But the church asks for the freedom to do its job in China, there is no other condition," he said. During the five-day visit to the divided Korean peninsula -- his first to Asia -- the pope called for countries like China and Vietnam that do not have formal ties with the Vatican to accept a "dialogue" with Rome, insisting that Catholics did not view Asia with the mentality of "conquerors".
 
 

Pope eyes fast beatification for Salvador's Romero

 
‎18 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎09:05:18 PMGo to full article
FILE - In this March 23, 2011, file photo, a man prays next to the tomb of slain Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero inside the national cathedral in San Salvador, El Salvador. Pope Francis told journalists Monday Aug. 18, 2014, that he is seeking a quick beatification for Archbishop Romero, saying there are no more doctrinal problems blocking the process for the slain Salvadoran archbishop. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis opened the way Monday to a quick beatification for Oscar Romero, saying there are no more doctrinal problems blocking the process for the slain Salvadoran archbishop who is one of the heroes of the liberation theology movement in Latin America.
 
 

Pope says legitimate for world to stop Islamist aggression in Iraq

 
‎18 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎08:18:05 PMGo to full article
By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Monday the international community would be justified in stopping Islamist militants in Iraq, but that it should not be up to a single nation to decide how to intervene in the conflict. The leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics made his comments in an hour-long conversation with reporters aboard a plane returning from a trip to South Korea that ranged from international diplomacy to his health and future travel plans. During the encounter that has become a tradition at the end of his foreign journeys, Francis, 77, also said he planned to visit the United States next year and that he was ready to go to China "tomorrow" if the communist government allowed him. Francis was asked if he approved of U.S. strikes against Islamic State insurgents who have recently forced Christians and other minorities to flee their homes in Iraq.
 

Pope confirms hopes for 3-city US trip in 2015

 
‎18 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:59:12 PMGo to full article
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has confirmed he wants to go to the United States next year and is considering a three-city trip in September 2015: Philadelphia for a family rally, Washington to address Congress and New York to speak at the United Nations.
 

Pope Francis Is Cool With Killing ISIL If the United Nations Is

 
‎18 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:53:00 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis Is Cool With Killing ISIL If the United Nations IsAboard the papal plane, Pope Francis issued one of his more muscular decrees: It's okay to use force against the radical Sunni group ISIL. The reason he gave, according to the Associated Press, was to protect religious minorities in Iraq. Francis also said he and his advisers are considering whether he might go to northern Iraq to show solidarity with persecuted Christians, but are holding off on a decision for now. As it's been reported, religious minorities have been displaced, persecuted, and beheaded in recent months as ISIL forces have swept across northern Iraq.
 
 

Pope cheers San Lorenzo's Copa Libertadores win

 
‎18 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:39:56 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis smiles as he meets the media during an airborne press conference on his journey back to Rome from Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia on Monday by challenging Koreans - from the North and the South - to reject the "mindset of suspicion and confrontation" that cloud their relations and instead find new ways to forge peace on the war-divided peninsula. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has cheered the victory of his beloved San Lorenzo soccer club in the Copa Libertadores, saying he was overjoyed with the victory but that it didn't constitute a miracle.
 
 

Pope endorses use of force in Iraq to protect minorities; says UN should approve intervention

 
‎18 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:32:31 PMGo to full article
Pope endorses use of force in Iraq to protect minorities; says UN should approve intervention.
 

AP Analysis: Pope gets crash course on Korea issue

 
‎18 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎05:59:38 PMGo to full article
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The heads of AP's Rome and Seoul bureaus look at the achievements and lessons of Pope Francis' trip to South Korea:
 

Pope leaves South Korea after urging peace

 
‎18 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎05:57:28 PMGo to full article
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia on Monday by challenging Koreans —from the North and the South — to reject the "mindset of suspicion and confrontation" that clouds their relations and find new ways to forge peace on the war-divided peninsula.
 

Pope urges Korean reconciliation, reaches out to China

 
‎18 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:04:56 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis consoles a woman, forced to work during the second World War as a "comfort woman" for Japanese soldiers, during a Mass at Seoul's Myeongdong CathedralBy Ju-min Park and Tony Munroe SEOUL (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Monday called for peace and reconciliation on the divided Korean peninsula and sent a further message of goodwill to China, wrapping-up a five day trip to South Korea and the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years. Before a Mass on Monday at Seoul's Myeongdong Cathedral, Francis prayed with a small number of "comfort women", who were forced to work as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers occupying the country before and during the World War Two. "Today's Mass is first and foremost a prayer for reconciliation in this Korean family," Francis said, following up on an impromptu prayer on Friday when he urged Koreans to work to unite as one family, "with no victors or vanquished". The 1950-1953 Korean war ended in an armed truce that leaves North Korea and South Korea in a technical state of war.
 
 

Pope makes plea for Koreas to unite as 'one people'

 
‎18 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎06:57:47 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis shakes hands with bishops before boarding his plane as he leaves for the Vatican at Seoul Air Base in Seongnam on August 18, 2014Pope Francis wrapped up the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years on Monday, urging the divided Koreas to reject suspicion and confrontation and unite as "one family, one people". The pope's appeal, made at a special inter-Korean reconciliation mass in Seoul, came as South Korea kicked off a military drill with US troops that the North has condemned as a prelude to war. In his homily to the congregation in Myeongdong cathedral, which included President Park Geun-Hye and a handful of North Korean defectors, Francis said the road to reconciliation was always hindered by unpalatable demands. Church officials in the South had sent several requests to Pyongyang to send a group of Catholics to attend the mass, but the North declined the offer, citing its anger at Seoul's refusal to cancel the joint military exercise.
 
 

Pope Francis leaves South Korea after five-day trip that delighted huge crowds of faithful

 
‎18 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎06:17:04 AMGo to full article
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis leaves South Korea after five-day trip that delighted huge crowds of faithful.
 

Elderly ex-sex slaves want solace, help from pope

 
‎18 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎02:53:06 AMGo to full article
FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007 file photo, Lee Yong-soo wipes her tears as she recalls hardships she experienced during World War II in Tokyo. Lee hopes a meeting Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fresh more than seven decades after Japanese soldiers forced her into prostitution during WWII. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Yong-soo hopes a meeting Monday with Pope Francis will provide some solace for the pain that still feels fresh more than seven decades after Japanese soldiers forced her into prostitution during World War II.
 
 

AP PHOTOS: A look at the pope's visit to S. Korea

 
‎17 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:21:28 PMGo to full article
In this photo provided by the L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis baptizes Lee Ho Jin, the father of one of the children who died in South Korea's April ferry disaster, in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/L' Osservatore Romano)Pope Francis outlined his priorities for the Catholic Church in Asia during a meeting of about 80 of the region's bishops on Sunday, urging them to engage with people of different cultures empathetically. "In this spirit of openness to others, I earnestly hope that those countries of your continent with whom the Holy See does not yet enjoy a full relationship may not hesitate to further a dialogue for the benefit of all," he said.
 
 

A look ahead at pope's final day in South Korea

 
‎17 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎12:47:50 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis delivers his message as he celebrates a mass concluding the 6th Asian Youth Day in Haemi, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)Pope Francis wraps up his five-day visit to South Korea on Monday with a Mass for peace and reconciliation. Here are details on the day ahead.
 
 

Pope says Church not out to 'conquer' Asia

 
‎17 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎11:51:24 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with Asian bishops at the Shrine of Haemi in South Korea, on August 17, 2014Pope Francis reached out to China on the penultimate day of his visit to South Korea on Sunday, urging a closer dialogue and insisting that Catholics did not view Asia with the mentality of "conquerors." In a speech to Catholic bishops from 22 Asian countries, the pope stressed the need to adopt a "creative" Catholicism that reflects the region's diversity and that listens with "empathy" to its different voices. He made a particular appeal for better communications with nations like China, North Korea and Vietnam that do not have formal ties with the Vatican. - Not 'conquerors' - "Christians are not coming to Asia as conquerors," he said at a martyrs' shrine some 150 kilometres south of Seoul.
 
 

Pope tells Asia's communist nations not to fear Christians

 
‎17 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎10:42:43 AMGo to full article
Francis delivers an address in EumseongBy Philip Pullella HAEMI South Korea (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in remarks clearly intended for communist-ruled countries such as China, North Korea and Vietnam, said on Sunday that Asian governments should not fear Christians as they did not want to "come as conquerors" but be integral parts of local cultures. Francis made his comments, some of them unscripted, in an address to about 70 bishops from 35 Asian countries gathered in the town of Haeme, south of Seoul, on the next-to-last day of his trip to South Korea. He told them the Church was committed to dialogue with everyone, saying: "In this spirit of openness to others, I earnestly hope that those countries of your continent with whom the Holy See does not yet enjoy a full relationship, may not hesitate to further a dialogue for the benefit of all." Francis then added, in unscripted remarks, that he was talking of "not just political dialogue but also fraternal". The pope's words were applicable to several nations in Asia where the Church is associated with colonialism, particularly China, which has had no formal relations since shortly after the Communist Party took power in 1949.
 
 

Pope urges "fraternal" dialogue with China, others

 
‎17 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎06:11:04 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis, right, kisses a girl as he arrives with the popemobile to celebrate a mass and the beatification Paul Yun ji-Chung and 123 martyr companions at Gwanghwamun Gate in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Paul Yun Ji-Chung, born in 1759, was among the earliest Catholics on the Korean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis made a new gesture of outreach to China and North Korea on Sunday, saying he "earnestly" hopes to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't coming in as a "conquerer" trying to take away the identity of others.
 
 

AP PHOTOS: A look at the pope's visit to S. Korea

 
‎17 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎04:06:37 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis is greeted by the faithful upon Pope's arrival for the beatification mass of Paul Yun Ji-Chung and his 123 martyr companions held on August 16 in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Paul Yun Ji-Chung, born in 1759, was among the earliest Catholics on the Korean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)Pope Francis held an outdoor Mass on Saturday for huge crowds in Seoul as part of his five-day trip to South Korea. The Vatican estimated some 800,000 people turned out for the service.
 
 

A look ahead at pope's day Sunday in South Korea

 
‎16 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎04:05:32 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis addresses South Korean Catholics during a meeting at the Spirituality Center in Kkottongnae in Eumseong, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Hong-Ji, Pool)Pope Francis sets out his hopes for the Catholic Church in Asia on Sunday as he addresses the region's bishops and closes out an Asian youth festival. Here are details of the day ahead.
 
 

Pope runs late, asks to skip prayers _ or else!

 
‎16 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎03:56:43 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis addresses South Korean Catholics during a meeting at the Spirituality Center in Kkottongnae in Eumseong, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Hong-Ji, Pool)KKOTTOGNAE, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis has long been a stickler for setting aside enough time to pray, getting up at 4:30 a.m. to ensure he isn't rushed through his daily meditations.
 
 

Pope makes strong, silent anti-abortion statement

 
‎16 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎12:04:17 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis is welcomed by the faithful as he arrives at the the "House of Hope" center for disabled in Kkottongnae, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis has generally avoided hot-button "culture war" issues like abortion, arguing that the church's doctrine on the sanctity of life is well-known and that he'd rather emphasize other aspects of church teaching.
 
 

Pope warns Catholic clergy to be humble, not hypocrites

 
‎16 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎12:03:11 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis blesses a disabled child during his visit to the rehabilitation center for disabled people at Kkottongnae in EumseongBy Philip Pullella and Ju-min Park KKOTTONGNAE South Korea (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday issued a clear warning to Roman Catholic clergy, saying those who profess poverty while living rich material lives were hypocrites who hurt the image and mission of the Church. On the third day of his visit to South Korea, Francis celebrated a huge open-air Mass in the center of the capital Seoul, where he denounced the growing gap between the haves and have nots, urging people in affluent societies to listen to "the cry of the poor" among them. Later, he flew by helicopter to a hilltop center for the sick, disabled and homeless run by the Church in the town of Kkottongnae, southeast of Seoul. "The hypocrisy of those consecrated men and women who profess vows of poverty, yet live like the rich, wounds the souls of the faithful and harms the Church," he said.
 
 

'What would we die for?' Pope asks at mass for Korean martyrs

 
‎16 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎11:49:27 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis takes part in an open-air mass at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, South Korea, on August 16, 2014Pope Francis beatified 124 early Korean martyrs Saturday at a mass in Seoul and challenged the massive crowd to ask what values would be worth dying for in an increasingly materialistic, globalised world. An estimated 800,000 people, most of them invited church groups from across South Korea, attended the open-air ceremony in hot, humid conditions at Gwanghwamun plaza -- the city's main ceremonial thoroughfare.
 
 

China says it 'rescues' 82 children from Xinjiang religious schools

 
‎16 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎10:44:33 AMGo to full article
A sweep on illegal religious activity in the capital of China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang has resulted in 82 children being "rescued" from unlicensed Islamic schools and the seizure of religious clothing, a state-run newspaper said on Saturday. Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people who speak a Turkic language, has been beset for years by violence that the Chinese government blames on Islamist militants and separatists. Hundreds have died in violence in Xinjiang in the past 18 months, prompting a sweeping crackdown by the government, including on religious activities. The latest campaign, in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, resulted not only in the "rescue" of the children from religious schools known as madrassas, but closure of 27 places used for "underground" preaching and detention of 44 illegal imams, the official Xinjiang Daily reported.
 

Huge crowds greet pope at martyr beatification

 
‎16 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎09:44:06 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis, right, kisses a girl as he arrives with the popemobile to celebrate a mass and the beatification Paul Yun ji-Chung and 123 martyr companions at Gwanghwamun Gate in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Paul Yun Ji-Chung, born in 1759, was among the earliest Catholics on the Korean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open-air Mass that their ancestors' willingness to die rather than renounce their faith two centuries ago was a model for Asian missionaries today.
 
 

S. Koreans express pride, surprise at pope visit

 
‎16 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎06:11:48 AMGo to full article
Catholic faithful pray during a mass and the beatification of Paul Yun ji-Chung and 123 martyr companions celebrated by Pope Francis at Gwanghwamun Gate in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Paul Yun Ji-Chung who was born in 1759 was among the earliest Catholics on the peninsula. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — They came from across South Korea to see Pope Francis or, if the crowds were too big to get close enough, to hear his voice emanate from speakers set up around a stage during a Mass to beatify 124 martyrs.
 
 

Pope in South Korea: Live Report

 
‎16 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎05:18:33 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis takes part in a beatification mass at Gwanghwamun Square in central SeoulHong Kong (AFP) - 03:10 GMT - Closing Report - AFP IS CLOSING ITS LIVE REPORT on the beatification mass for 124 early Korean Catholic martyrs, led by Pope Francis in Seoul. The most prominent among those beatified today was an 18th century nobleman, Paul Yun Ji-Chung, who became Korea's first Catholic martyr when he was executed in 1791 after clashing with Confucian officials. Later today, the pope will travel to a hilltop community for the sick and disabled in Kkottongnae, around 80 kilometres south of Seoul. 03:03 GMT - Youth Day - As the crowd begins to depart following the end of the mass in Seoul, many are looking forward to another big event on Sunday - The Asian Youth Day.
 
 

A look ahead at pope's day Saturday in South Korea

 
‎16 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎05:12:21 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis celebrates one of the key Masses of his five-day visit to South Korea on Saturday, beatifying 124 Korean martyrs. Here are details of the day ahead.
 

Inmate religious ceremonies lawsuit gets new look

 
‎15 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎09:52:03 PMGo to full article
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Three Kentucky death row inmates should get another chance to show they have the right to a sweat lodge, powwow and traditional foods to conduct Native American religious ceremonies behind bars at the prison, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.
 

Irish Catholic leader offers resignation

 
‎15 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:20:00 PMGo to full article
Cardinal Sean Brady, the head of Ireland's Roman Catholic Church, at St Patricks Cathedral in Armagh, Northern Ireland on March 17, 2010Cardinal Sean Brady, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, confirmed Friday that he has offered his resignation to Pope Francis. The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, who has faced criticism for his handling of a clerical sex abuse investigation, made the announcement the day before his 75th birthday. "Last month I offered my resignation to Pope Francis in accordance with the requirement of canon law," Brady said in a statement. In recent years, Brady became embroiled in accusations that he mishandled child abuse allegations during an investigation into notorious paedophile Father Brendan Smyth.
 
 

China Catholics cheer pope's South Korea visit

 
‎15 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎04:42:04 PMGo to full article
The faithful take part in a mass at the 400-year-old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing, China, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Chinese Catholics on Friday cheered Pope Francis’ visit to neighboring South Korea, saying they hoped his trip to their region would help end the estrangement between Beijing and the Vatican. However, China’s entirely state-run media imposed a virtual news blackout on his visit, ensuring the public at large would know little about Francis’ activities. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Catholics on Friday cheered Pope Francis' visit to neighboring South Korea, saying they hoped his trip to their region would help end the estrangement between Beijing and the Vatican. But in a sign that the decades-long China-Vatican drama still has its glitches, the Vatican acknowledged that a telegram of greetings sent by Francis to the Chinese leadership apparently never arrived.
 
 

Vatican had to re-send pope's message to China, Vatican says

 
‎15 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎03:51:32 PMGo to full article
China may not have received a message Pope Francis sent from his plane on his way to South Korea on Thursday, so it was re-sent through Beijing's embassy to Italy, the Vatican said on Friday. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told a briefing there may have been a technical failure when the radio message was sent by the Pope, addressed to Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the pope's plane was flying over China. The Chinese embassy to Italy in Rome asked the Vatican for a copy. China and the Vatican have no diplomatic relations.
 

Pope warns of 'cancer' of despair in newly affluent Asia

 
‎15 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎03:21:09 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis takes part in a mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium, South Korea on August 15, 2014Pope Francis warned Friday of a "cancer" of despair in materially obsessed, outwardly affluent societies and urged South Korean Catholics to reject "inhumane economic models" in a stark message to wealthier Asian nations. In an apparent reference to South Korea's high suicide rate he also warned 45,000 people at a mass in a World Cup stadium in Daejeon of the "culture of death" that can pervade countries where the quest for rapid growth marginalises the poor and vulnerable. The message, delivered on the first papal visit to the region in 15 years, was designed to resonate not just with South Koreans, but in other dynamic Asian economies where many are beginning to question the social consequences of rapid growth and rampant consumerism. In a visit to a shrine near the western city, where the young believers were celebrating Asian Youth Day, the pope also touched on the acrimonious relationship between North and South Korea, saying both sides should not lose hope in an eventual reunification.
 
 

Pope's English on display for first time in SKorea

 
‎15 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎03:20:42 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis gives a thumbs up during a meeting with Asian youth at the Solmoe Sanctuary in Dangjin, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Pope Francis urged Catholic youth on Friday to renounce the materialism that afflicts much of Asian society today and reject "inhuman" economic systems that disenfranchise the poor, pressing his economic agenda in one of the region's powerhouses where financial gain is a key barometer of success. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)SOLMOE, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis usually refuses to speak anything other than Italian or his native Spanish in public, apparently uncomfortable with his abilities even when reading from a prepared text.
 
 

Pope, departing from script, leads prayer for Korean unity

 
‎15 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎01:57:36 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis gestures during a meeting with Asian youths at the Solmoe Shrine in DangjinBy Philip Pullella and Ju-min Park SOLMOE South Korea (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday urged Koreans to pray and work for the re-unification of their divided peninsula, departing from his prepared text to say they should aim to reunite as one family "with no victors or vanquished". The impromptu remarks were the pope's most specific comments on the division of Korea since starting his first trip to Asia on Thursday, and were made in response to a question by a girl at a boisterous youth rally. At the rally on Friday, Francis also condemned the "idolatry of wealth, power and pleasure" he said was spreading a spiritual desert across the affluent world. Earlier, he led prayers for the victims, survivors and families of the Sewol ferry disaster.
 
 

Pope, in improvised remarks, urges Koreans to pray for unity

 
‎15 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎12:46:56 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis on Friday urged Koreans to pray and work for the re-unification of their divided peninsula, saying they should aim to reunite as one family "with no victors or vanquished". The pope, in his most specific comments on the division of Korea since he started his five-day trip to the South on Thursday, made the impromptu comments in response to a question by a girl at a youth rally.
 

Papal visit underscores religious divide in Koreas

 
‎15 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎12:21:42 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis is greeted by the faithful upon his arrival for the Mass of Assumption of Mary at a stadium in Daejeon, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. North Korea has Catholics. It even has a Catholic church. But while Pope Francis is being welcomed by millions of South Korean Catholics, Christianity has been largely quashed north of the border and as a string of recent arrests suggest would-be missionaries there face severe risks amid a North-South religious divide that is perhaps wider than ever. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)TOKYO (AP) — Yes, North Korea has Catholics. It even has a Catholic church.
 
 

N. Korea says rockets not linked to visit by 'so-called pope'

 
‎15 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:35:39 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a mass in Daejeon, South KoreaNorth Korea on Friday ridiculed suggestions that it had sought to upstage the visit of the "so-called pope" to South Korea by firing a series of short-range rockets as the pontiff flew into Seoul. A senior rocket scientist, Kim In-Yong, was quoted by the North's official KCNA news agency, accusing Seoul of seeking to tarnish Pyongyang's image. South Korea "is making crazy accusations to link our strategic rocket test with the visit to South Korea by the so-called pope", Kim said. The North fired five short-range rockets on Thursday as Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years.
 
 

Pope makes tough sell on materialism in SKorea

 
‎15 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎06:04:35 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis waves upon his arrival at Seoul Air Base as South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, smiles in Seongnam, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis arrived here on a visit meant to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and encourage the faithful in a church seen as a model for the future of Catholicism. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis urged Catholic youth on Friday to renounce the materialism that afflicts much of Asian society today and reject "inhuman" economic systems that disenfranchise the poor, pressing his economic agenda in one of the region's powerhouses where financial gain is a key barometer of success.
 
 

N. Korea fires rockets as Pope arrives in South

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎11:25:34 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis waves upon his arrival at Seoul Air Base on August 14, 2014North Korea fired five short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast Thursday, just as Pope Francis arrived in Seoul for a five-day visit. The launches began at 9:30 am (0030 GMT) at a site near the North's eastern port of Wonsan, with the rockets fired into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) at a maximum range of 220 kilometres (130 miles), a defence ministry spokesman said. Church officials in the South had sent several requests to Pyongyang to send a group of Catholics to attend the event, but the North declined the offer, citing its anger at upcoming South Korea-US military drills. The Catholic Church, like any other religion, is only allowed to operate in North Korea under extremely tight restrictions, and within the confines of the state-controlled Korean Catholics Association.
 
 

Pope again tells someone he'll visit Philadelphia

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎09:19:04 PMGo to full article
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The pope has again told someone he would be visiting Philadelphia, but the archdiocese says he has yet to confirm his plans.
 

North Korea fires three short-range rockets as Pope visits South Korea

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎09:06:43 PMGo to full article
North Korean leader Kim visits the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to mark the 61st anniversary of the victory of the Korean people in the Fatherland Liberation WarNorth Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea's Ministry of Defense said, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia. The rockets were fired from multiple launchers in the North Korean port city of Wonsan and traveled 220 km (135 miles) before landing in waters east of the Korean peninsula, a defense ministry official said. The last rocket was fired 35 minutes before Pope Francis was due to arrive at an air base in Seoul, where the pontiff started a five-day visit to South Korea.
 
 

Pope's small car fascinates South Koreans

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎08:46:49 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis waves from a car after his arrival in Seongnam, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. As Francis became the first pope in 25 years to visit South Korea on Thursday, Seoul's never-timid rival, North Korea, made its presence felt by firing three short-range projectiles less than an hour before he arrived, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Jun-hee) KOREA OUTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis' choice of wheels during his five-day South Korean visit has surprised many in this painfully self-conscious country, where big shots rarely hit the streets in anything but expensive luxury cars.
 
 

Pope tells reporter he'll visit Philadelphia

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:58:48 PMGo to full article
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The pope has told a reporter he would be visiting Philadelphia, but the archdiocese says he has yet to confirm his plans.
 

Pope's South Korea visit brings China opportunity

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎01:20:07 PMGo to full article
A child peers out near a cross on a gate of the Wangfujing Catholic Church in Beijing, China, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Pope Francis' greeting to Chinese President Xi Jinping as he flew to South Korea early Thursday was a rare cordial exchange between the sides that have no diplomatic relations and are embroiled in a sometimes bitter contest for authority. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING (AP) — Pope Francis' greeting to Chinese President Xi Jinping as he flew to South Korea on Thursday marked a rare cordial exchange between the sides, which have no diplomatic relations and are embroiled in a sometimes bitter contest for authority.
 
 

Pope kicks off S. Korea visit as North fires rockets

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎12:05:33 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis (2nd L) attends a meeting with the bishops of Korea at the headquarters of the Korean Episcopal Conference in Seoul on August 14, 2014Pope Francis called for an end to "displays of force" on the divided Korean peninsula Thursday, as North Korea marked his arrival in Seoul for a five-day visit by firing short-range rockets into the sea. In a speech to South Korean President Park Geun-Hye and top officials, Francis acknowledged the challenge of breaking down walls of "distrust and hatred" but said the quest for inter-Korean reconciliation was one that had implications for "the stability of the entire area and indeed of the whole war-weary world". North Korea had been invited to send a group of Catholics to attend a special inter-Korean "reconciliation" mass by Francis next week, but declined, citing upcoming South Korea-US military drills. The choice of South Korea for the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years was a reward for one of the region's fastest-growing, most devoted and most influential Roman Catholic communities.
 
 

Pope to Koreas: Work for peace, avoid 'fruitless' shows of force, as North fires projectiles

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎10:16:07 AMGo to full article
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope to Koreas: Work for peace, avoid 'fruitless' shows of force, as North fires projectiles.
 

Seoul: N. Korea fires projectiles as pope visits

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:44:22 AMGo to full article
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday that rival North Korea had fired two additional projectiles into the sea.
 

South Korea says rival North has fired 2 more projectiles into the sea during pope's visit

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:30:04 AMGo to full article
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says rival North has fired 2 more projectiles into the sea during pope's visit.
 

Pope sends message to Beijing, but some Chinese barred from South Korea event

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:12:07 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis waves as he boards his plane to leave for his pastoral visit to South Korea, in RomeBy Philip Pullella and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message of good will to China on Thursday before touching down in Seoul, but the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years got off to a shaky start with the news some Chinese had been barred from joining a youth celebration. About half of more than 100 Chinese who had planned to attend an Asian Youth Day event during the pope's visit are unable to attend due to "a complicated situation inside China", Heo Young-yeop, spokesman for the Committee for the Papal Visit to Korea, told reporters. Another organizer, who declined to be identified, said some of the would-be attendees had been arrested by Chinese authorities. Beijing rejects Vatican authority over its Catholics.
 
 

Seoul: N. Korea fires projectiles as pope visits

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎04:46:00 AMGo to full article
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired three short-range projectiles into the sea less than an hour before Pope Francis arrived Thursday for the first papal visit to South Korea in 25 years, South Korea's Defense Ministry said.
 

Local media reports North Korea fires projectiles into sea as rival Seoul welcomes pope

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎04:15:31 AMGo to full article
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Local media reports North Korea fires projectiles into sea as rival Seoul welcomes pope.
 

Pope Francis steps off plane in South Korea, greets president

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎03:39:28 AMGo to full article
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis steps off plane in South Korea, greets president.
 

Pope Francis' plane lands in South Korea; first papal visit in 25 years

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎03:20:56 AMGo to full article
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis' plane lands in South Korea; first papal visit in 25 years.
 

Iraqi religious persecution hits home in US

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎02:30:28 AMGo to full article
Members of the Yazidi community in LIncoln, Neb., Iekham Safar, left, her husband Ismaeil Khalaf, right, and Ismaeil's sister Gulie Khalaf, discuss the plight of the Yazidis in Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Lincoln, Neb. Half a world away from the turmoil in Iraq, the largest concentration of Yazidis in United States is trying desperately to rescue their relatives. The first members of the religious minority group came the Lincoln, Nebraska, in the 1990s, and more than 200 families have now made it their home. The number could swell again if the group succeeds in winning asylum for the refugees who are fleeing from violence. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) — Iekhan Safar moved from Iraq to a city in the middle of the American heartland for the same reason as hundreds of Yazidis, a Kurdish religious minority: to live near family, far from the dangers they've long faced as a persecuted group.
 
 

Iraqi religious persecution hits home in Nebraska

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎12:25:59 AMGo to full article
Members of the Yazidi community in LIncoln, Neb., Iekham Safar, left, her husband Ismaeil Khalaf, right, and Ismaeil's sister Gulie Khalaf, discuss the plight of the Yazidis in Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Lincoln, Neb. Half a world away from the turmoil in Iraq, the largest concentration of Yazidis in United States is trying desperately to rescue their relatives. The first members of the religious minority group came the Lincoln, Nebraska, in the 1990s, and more than 200 families have now made it their home. The number could swell again if the group succeeds in winning asylum for the refugees who are fleeing from violence. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Iekhan Safar moved from Iraq to Lincoln for the same reason that hundreds of Yazidis, a Kurdish religious minority, came to Nebraska's capital city: to live near family, far from the dangers they've long faced as a persecuted group.
 
 

Pope visits S. Korea with Asia in his sights

 
‎14 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎12:13:34 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis waves from the top of the stairs leading to the plane that will carry him to the South Korea, on August 13, 2014 at Rome's Fiumicino international airportPope Francis arrives in Seoul on Thursday looking to fuel a new era of Catholic growth in Asia -- a mission fraught with complex political challenges but huge potential rewards. His five-day visit to South Korea is recognition for one of Asia's fastest-growing, most devoted and most influential Roman Catholic communities, and will feature a special "reconciliation" mass with a message for isolated North Korea. The pope will bring a message about the "future of Asia" and will use his trip to "speak to all the countries on the continent", the Vatican's number two, Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, said in a television interview. Early in his pontificate, Francis made it clear that Asia, which his predecessor Benedict never visited, would be a priority.
 
 

Ukraine's Russian Orthodox church elects leader as fighting rages

 
‎13 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:55:56 PMGo to full article
Metropolitan Onufriy, the new leader of Ukraine's wing of the Russian Orthodox Church, serves in Kiev Pechersk Lavra cathedral on August 13, 2014Ukraine's wing of the Russian Orthodox Church elected a pro-Russian conservative as its new leader Wednesday, as Kiev appealed for the church to help unite the country being torn apart by a pro-Moscow insurgency. Metropolitan Onufriy, 69, the former head of the church in Chernivtsi and Bukovyna in southwest Ukraine, succeeds Metropolitan Volodymyr, who died last month. Ahead of the vote in Kiev, President Petro Poroshenko emphasised the "patriotic potential of the church" adding that the election took place "during the most difficult period in Ukraine's history as blood flows and we suffer from external aggression." Orthodox Christians make up the largest denomination in Ukraine but the faithful are split between two main Ukrainian Orthodox Churches -- one loyal to the Moscow Patriarchate and the other to the Kiev Patriarchate.
 
 

Pope prays for reporter, translator killed in Gaza

 
‎13 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:52:43 PMGo to full article
ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRPLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has offered prayers for an Italian video journalist working for The Associated Press and his Palestinian translator who were killed in the Gaza Strip.
 

Why Did Rand Paul Skip A Conservative Christian Event to Hang Out In the Hamptons?

 
‎13 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎06:50:10 PMGo to full article
Why Did Rand Paul Skip A Conservative Christian Event to Hang Out In the Hamptons?Here's your daily reminder that politicians are just like the rest of us: after skipping the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa for a "family commitment," photos of Rand Paul hanging out in the Hamptons emerged. As Jennifer Jacobs at The Des Moines Register reported, this has "raised some eyebrows in Iowa," especially the eyebrows of the president of Family Leader, Bob Vander Plaats. "If you want to be at a fundraiser in the Hamptons with the rich and famous, you probably ought to tell people you want to be at a fundraiser in the Hamptons with the rich and famous," Vander Plaats told The Register. After the Saturday summit, reports of Paul attending a Hamptons fundraiser (for East Hampton Public Library, not himself) appeared in both Page Six and Bloomberg.
 
 

Pope appeals to UN to end tragedy in Iraq

 
‎13 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎05:20:32 PMGo to full article
In this photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 provided by the Vatican paper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis shakes hands with Cardinal Fernando Filoni at the Vatican. Pope Francis is sending Cardinal Filoni as his personal envoy to Iraq to show solidarity with Christians who have been forced from their homes by Islamic militants. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is increasingly indicating support for military action in Iraq to protect Christians and other religious minorities from persecution by the Islamic State.
 
 

Martyrs and peace with Pyongyang top pope's agenda

 
‎13 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎04:35:00 PMGo to full article
Visitors take their souvenir photos near pictures of Pope Francis at a bookstore in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Pope Francis is scheduled to make a five-day trip to South Korea, starting Aug. 14 to participate in a Catholic youth festival and to preside over a beatification ceremony for 124 Korean martyrs. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' five-day visit to South Korea will be the first time in a quarter-century that a pope has been on the divided Korean peninsula. Francis plans to bring a message of peace and reconciliations to Koreans on both sides of the 38th parallel, while encouraging Catholics in the region to spread their faith. Here are five things to know about the trip, which got underway with Francis' departure Wednesday from Rome and arrival in Seoul on Thursday morning.
 
 

On first trip to Asia, Pope Francis greets a growing congregation

 
‎13 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎03:05:22 PMGo to full article
Like they do every week, Catholics attending midday mass at Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul on Sunday waited in long lines outside in the hope of getting a seat.  Since the last visit of a pope to South Korea in 1989, the number of Catholics here has almost tripled, rising to more than 10 percent of the population and a third of all Christians.  We hope that the Korean church can become the center of Asia through his visit.”  Asia is a growing priority for the Vatican.
 

Pope writes to U.N. to highlight 'the tears and cries' of Iraqi Christians

 
‎13 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎12:51:25 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis renewed his appeal on Wednesday for international action to stop suffering among religious minorities in war-torn northern Iraq, calling for help in a letter to U.N. Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon. "I write to you, Mr Secretary General, and place before you the tears, the suffering and the heartfelt cries of despair of Christians and other religious minorities of the beloved land of Iraq," the Pope said in the letter. The Vatican called on Muslim religious leaders on Tuesday to condemn the activity of Islamic State militants in Iraq, said the international community was compelled to do all it could under international law to prevent the violence.
 

Martyrs and peace with Pyongyang top pope's agenda

 
‎13 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎08:25:16 AMGo to full article
Workers set a platform as they prepare for a special Korean reconciliation mass by Pope Francis at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Pope Francis is scheduled to make a five-day trip to South Korea, starting Aug. 14 to participate in a Catholic youth festival and to preside over a beatification ceremony for 124 Korean martyrs. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' five-day visit to South Korea will be the first time in a quarter-century that a pope has been on the divided Korean peninsula. Francis plans to bring a message of peace and reconciliations to Koreans on both sides of the 38th parallel, while encouraging Catholics in the region to spread their faith. Here are five things to know about the trip, which gets underway with Francis' departure Wednesday from Rome and arrival in Seoul on Thursday morning.
 
 

Pope to speak to North Korea's 'church of silence'

 
‎13 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎07:46:56 AMGo to full article
A mural for Korea's Catholic martyrs, pictured at Solmoe Shrine, in Dangjin, 85 kms southwest of Seoul, on August 7, 2014Pope Francis will offer prayers for Korean reconciliation in Seoul next week, but they are unlikely to be heard in North Korea which pays lip-service to religious freedom but treats unsanctioned acts of devotion as criminal. The pope is scheduled to conduct a special Korean "peace and reconciliation" mass on August 18 at the end of a five-day trip to South Korea that will highlight the courage and sacrifice of early Catholic believers across the peninsula before its division. While Catholicism has prospered in the South since the 1950-53 Korea War, in the North its presence is little more than a facade. A recent report compiled by a UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights in North Korea concluded that practising Christianity outside the state-sanctioned church amounted to a "political crime" in the country.
 
 

Vatican's approval of Iraq strikes a rare exception to peace policy

 
‎13 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎06:13:38 AMGo to full article
An Iraqi Christian girl, who fled with her family the violence in Iraq's largest Christian town of Qaraqosh, looks on in a room of Ainkawa's Saint Joseph church on August 12, 2014 on the outskirts of ArbilFearing a genocide of Christians, the Vatican has given its approval to US military air strikes in Iraq -- a rare exception to its policy of peaceful conflict resolution. The Holy See's ambassador to the United Nations, Silvano Tomasi, this weekend supported US air strikes aimed at halting the advance of Sunni Islamic State (IS) militants, calling for "intervention now, before it is too late". While the Vatican vocally disapproved of the US-led campaign in Iraq in 2003 and the 2013 plan for air strikes on Syria -- fearing both might make the situations worse for Christians on the ground -- fears of ethnic cleansing by Islamists has forced a policy change. Tomasi's appeal follows warnings from Church leaders in Iraq that the persecution is becoming a genocide, with urgent help needed to protect Christians and Yezidis in the north of the country, where tens of thousands have been forced to flee for their lives.
 
 

Pope's South Korea trip gives opportunity to reach out to China

 
‎13 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎12:11:44 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis waves as he boards his plane to leave for his pastoral visit to South KoreaBy Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - On his way to South Korea, Pope Francis will get a rare opportunity to directly address China's leadership as he flies over the country, whose communist government does not allow Catholics to recognize his authority. The pope, who leaves Rome on Wednesday, always sends telegrams to the leaders of countries as he passes through their airspace. The routine messages rarely make news, but this time there is keen expectation for what the pope will say to China. The fact that he is being allowed to cross Chinese airspace at all - Pope John Paul II had to skirt it in his tours of Asia - is seen as a positive, if small, step forward, in the often-fraught relations between the Vatican and China.
 
 

In North Korea, a church renovated, missionaries jailed

 
‎12 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎11:14:01 PMGo to full article
File photo of North Koreans reading mass at a Catholic church in PyongyangBy James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - Tucked between trees and paddy fields in a quiet suburb in the west of Pyongyang, Chilgol Church is one of four state-operated churches in the capital of a country that espouses freedom of religion but effectively bans it. In recent months, the Protestant church has been renovated - its rusted iron roof replaced with new tiles, and its faded brown brick walls repainted yellow, according to a North Korean propaganda video. At the same time, North Korea has sentenced two foreign missionaries to hard labor and along the border with China, both countries have cracked down on religious groups. As Pope Francis visits South Korea this week in his first trip to Asia, religion in North Korea is under the spotlight.
 
 

Chile Catholic church confirms priest stole babies for adoption

 
‎12 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎10:58:09 PMGo to full article
Chile's Catholic church confirmed on Tuesday that a priest was instrumental in the forced adoption of at least two babies without the knowledge of their mothers, and had also maintained an "inappropriate relationship" with one mother. Gerardo Joannon is being investigated judicially for illegally handing over an undetermined number of babies for adoption in the 1970s and 1980s, born to single mothers who were told the infants had died. The priest has said the babies were removed mainly from middle-class women due to the stigma attached to unmarried mothers at that time in Chile's Catholic society. "The preliminary investigation has established the truth of the accusations...he always knew that both babies did not die," said Alex Vigueras, a regional church head who is in charge of the probe into Joannon.
 

Egypt's top religious authority condemns Islamic State

 
‎12 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎05:37:30 PMGo to full article
Egypt's top religious authority condemned the armed group Islamic State which has taken over parts of Iraq and Syria, describing it on Tuesday as a corrupt, extremist organization that is damaging Islam. "An extremist and bloody group such as this poses a danger to Islam and Muslims, tarnishing its image as well as shedding blood and spreading corruption," said Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam, Egypt's most influential Muslim cleric, the state news agency MENA reported. The comments came as the Vatican called on Muslim religious leaders to take a “clear and courageous stance” and condemn "unspeakable criminal acts" by Islamic State. Islamic State has declared a Muslim caliphate in the territory it has captured in Iraq and Syria.
 

Pope's team has chance to win its 1st major title

 
‎12 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎05:27:20 PMGo to full article
Paraguay's Nacional players celebrate after leveling the score in the last minute against Argentina's San Lorenzo at the end of the first leg of the Copa Libertadores soccer final in Asuncion, Paraguay, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)SAO PAULO (AP) — Pope Francis' favorite team is on the verge of winning its first major international title.
 
 

Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to condemn Islamic State violence

 
‎12 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎04:57:50 PMGo to full article
The Vatican called on Muslim religious leaders on Tuesday to condemn "unspeakable criminal acts" by Islamic State militants who have taken a series of cities in northern Iraq, forcing tens of thousands of Christians and Yazidis to flee their homes. "No cause, and certainly no religion, can justify such barbarity," the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, an office set up to promote contact with other faiths, said in a statement. It said the plight of Christians, members of the ancient Yazidi sect and other religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq required "a clear and courageous stance on the part of religious leaders, especially Muslims". "If not, what credibility will religions, their followers and their leaders have?" The rapid advance of the Sunni jihadists of Islamic State and the brutal treatment meted out to Shi'ites as well as local Christians and Yazidis has drawn a horrified reaction in western countries and prompted the United States to launch limited air strikes against the militants.
 

Vatican to Muslim leaders: Condemn Iraq barbarity

 
‎12 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎04:16:46 PMGo to full article
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is urging Muslim leaders to denounce the "barbarity" of the Islamic State's attacks against Christians and other minorities in Iraq, saying their credibility is on the line.
 

A Ukrainian murder mystery ensnares a church in former rebel stronghold

 
‎12 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎02:55:48 PMGo to full article
Ukrainian army serviceman checks documents at a checkpoint just outside the eastern Ukrainian town of SlavianskOn a warm June morning, a dozen masked, armed men burst into the Church of the Transfiguration in the Ukrainian town of Slaviansk, demanding to know who among its 300 congregants owned the four expensive vehicles parked in front. Four men stepped forward – the church priest’s two grown sons, Ruvim and Albert Pavenko, and two deacons, Victor Brodarsky and Vladimir Velichko – and were quickly hustled out of the large, Soviet-era edifice, thrust into their cars, and forced to drive away with the rebels. The murder of these men, and the discovery of their bodies at a mass grave near an old war memorial, may prove one of the most cold-blooded acts in a conflict that has so far taken hundreds of lives – showing in one terrifying move how the rebels cemented a mechanism of intimidation in Slaviansk.  The rebels who occupied Slaviansk for nearly three months fled on July 5, moving the center of gravity of their self-declared “Donetsk People’s Republic”  south to the city of Donetsk, and finally enabling inquiry into the mysterious fate of four respected members of the town’s small Protestant community.
 
 

Pope to boost booming Asia church with South Korea trip

 
‎12 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎09:52:22 AMGo to full article
A poster advertises a Pope Francis photo exhibition is displayed in Seoul on August 8, 2014Pope Francis travels to South Korea this week with a message of peace for the divided peninsula on his first papal visit to Asia, where the Catholic Church is undergoing dramatic growth. The 77-year-old will fly into Seoul on Wednesday in a trip also aimed at making up for his predecessor Benedict XVI never visiting Asia during his whole eight-year papacy. Vatican watchers say Francis will address the whole continent on the seven-day trip where the number of Catholics, although only 3.2 percent of the population, is rocketing. With the Roman Catholic Church dogged by increasing secularism in the West, "it's a chance for the pontiff to flash a thumbs-up to a region upon which Catholicism is increasingly reliant", said Vatican expert John Allen, who writes for the Boston Globe.
 
 

Pope kicks off Asia missionary boost in SKorea

 
‎11 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎04:09:03 PMGo to full article
People walk past banners welcoming Pope Francis on the street in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Pope Francis is scheduled to make a five-day trip to South Korea, starting Aug. 14 to participate in a Catholic youth festival and to preside over a beatification ceremony for 124 Korean martyrs. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)VATICAN CITY (AP) — When Pope Francis was a young Jesuit, he wanted to follow in the great Jesuit tradition and become a missionary in Asia. Health problems kept him home, but he is finally getting his chance, travelling to Asia as the world's most visible and popular Catholic missionary.
 
 

China cracking down on Christian groups along North Korea border: sources

 
‎11 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎02:19:53 PMGo to full article
By Megha Rajagopalan and James Pearson TUMEN China/SEOUL (Reuters) - China is cracking down on Christian charity groups near its border with North Korea, missionaries and aid groups say, with hundreds of members of the community forced to leave the country and some who remain describing an atmosphere of fear. The sweep along the frontier is believed to be aimed at closing off support to North Koreans who flee persecution and poverty in their homeland and illegally enter China before going on to other nations, usually ending up in South Korea. Beijing has not charged anyone with any crime, but two sources with direct knowledge say a Korean-American man who ran a vocational school in the border town of Tumen was being investigated by Chinese authorities. Earlier this month, China said it was investigating a Canadian couple who ran a coffee shop in Dandong city on suspicion of stealing state secrets.
 

Pope says the violence in Iraq offends God and humanity

 
‎11 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎02:59:59 AMGo to full article
Pope Francis said that violence and destruction in Iraq offends God and humanity and he held a silent prayer for victims of the conflict during his weekly address in Rome on Sunday. "We are left incredulous and dismayed by the news coming from Iraq," the Argentine-born pontiff said, two days after the United States began air strikes to tackle an insurgency that threatens to tear the country apart. Francis thanked volunteers in Iraq and said his personal envoy Cardinal Fernando Filoni would leave Rome for Iraq on Monday, "to assure those dear people that I am near them". The Vatican said in a statement later on Sunday that the Pope met Filoni to discuss the mission, which is intended to show solidarity with Christians in Iraq in particular, and gave the envoy a sum of money to provide urgent help to the people worst affected.
 

West Africans fill churches to pray for deliverance from 'devil' Ebola

 
‎11 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎12:03:03 AMGo to full article
By Clair MacDougall and Umaru Fofana MONROVIA/FREETOWN (Reuters) - People in Sierra Leone and Liberia filled churches on Sunday to seek deliverance from an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, defying official warnings to avoid public gatherings to contain an epidemic that has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa. With their creaking healthcare systems completely overrun, Sierra Leone and Liberia have both declared states of emergency to tackle the highly contagious and incurable disease, which has also stricken neighbouring Guinea. People still flocked to sing and pray at churches in Liberia's ramshackle ocean-front capital Monrovia, many of them comparing Ebola to the brutal civil war that ravaged the country between 1989 and 2003, killing nearly a quarter of a million people. One of the deadliest diseases known to man, Ebola kills up to 90 percent of those infected.
 

Pope says the violence in Iraq offends God and humanity

 
‎10 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎10:04:57 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis said that violence and destruction in Iraq offends God and humanity and he held a silent prayer for victims of the conflict during his weekly address in Rome on Sunday. "We are left incredulous and dismayed by the news coming from Iraq," the Argentine-born pontiff said, two days after the United States began air strikes to tackle an insurgency that threatens to tear the country apart. Francis thanked volunteers in Iraq and said his personal envoy Cardinal Fernando Filoni would leave Rome for Iraq on Monday, "to assure those dear people that I am near them". The Vatican said in a statement later on Sunday that the Pope met Filoni to discuss the mission, which is intended to show solidarity with Christians in Iraq in particular, and gave the envoy a sum of money to provide urgent help to the people worst affected.
 

Pope Francis 'dismayed' by violence and suffering in Iraq

 
‎10 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎09:40:10 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis stand at window overlooking St Peter's Square during his Sunday Angelus on August 10, 2014 at the VaticanPope Francis expressed "dismay and disbelief" on Sunday over the violence in Iraq, calling for an "effective political solution" to a crisis which has forced thousands to flee their homes. Giving the traditional Angelus prayer in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, the head of the Roman Catholic Church renewed his call for prayer and assistance for those hit by the conflict. "The news reports coming from Iraq leave us in dismay and disbelief: thousands of people, including many Christians, driven from their homes in a brutal manner; Hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes in northern Iraq due to the rapid advance of jihadists from the Islamic State (IS).
 
 

Pope expresses outrage at violence in Iraq

 
‎10 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎08:05:19 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Pope Francis has expressed outrage at violence aimed at religious minorities in Iraq that has seen children die of thirst, and said his emissary would depart Rome on Monday. In a strongly worded message during his traditional Sunday blessing, Francis said the news from Iraq "leaves us in disbelief." He cited "the thousands of people, including Christians, who have been brutally forced from their homes, children who have died from thirst during the escape and women who have been seized." (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday expressed outrage at violence aimed at religious minorities in Iraq, where fleeing children have died of thirst, and called on the world "to stop these crimes."
 
 

From peyote to sex: Religious liberty fight recast

 
‎09 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎06:06:42 PMGo to full article
Not long ago, when religious liberty cases reached the courts, the people seeking protection for their beliefs were mostly from small faith groups and their lawyers were liberals.
 

Catholic nun dies from Ebola virus in Liberia

 
‎09 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎05:59:17 PMGo to full article
A man, left rear, holds up his hands after he and others prayed about the deadly Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Over the decades, Ebola cases have been confirmed in 10 African countries, including Congo where the disease was first reported in 1976. But until this year, Ebola had never come to West Africa. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)MADRID (AP) — A Catholic humanitarian group based in Spain says a nun from the Congo who was working in Liberia has died of the Ebola virus.
 
 

Religious conference draws GOP presidential maybes

 
‎09 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎10:41:32 AMGo to full article
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, pauses as he delivers a speech to 2014 Red State Gathering attendees, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. Possible presidential candidate Cruz predicts Republicans will retake the Senate this year and that "2016 will be even better." (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 1,000 people are expected at a daylong religious conference in Iowa — several of them potential candidates for the Republican nomination for president.
 
 

Pope sends envoy to Iraq to help ousted Christians

 
‎08 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎08:24:02 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis kisses a child at the end of his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is sending a personal envoy to Iraq to show solidarity with Christians who have been forced from their homes by Islamic militants.
 
 

China frees prominent lawyer who defended religious freedom

 
‎08 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎09:33:26 AMGo to full article
File photo shows Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng in BeijingBy Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - China freed a prominent human rights lawyer after three years in prison on Thursday, his brother told Reuters, ending the latest period of detention for the religious-freedom campaigner whose treatment attracted international condemnation. Gao Zhisheng, a Beijing-based lawyer, was held for almost three years from December 2011 at a remote prison in the far-western region of Xinjiang. "He's out, he's free, he's at his father-in-law's house," his brother, Gao Zhiyi, said by telephone. "That's all I can tell you." Gao Zhisheng, 50, had been imprisoned on and off since 2006, including some periods in extrajudicial facilities without charge.
 
 

Undocumented Mexican migrant takes refuge in Arizona church

 
‎08 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎05:46:31 AMGo to full article
By Brad Poole TUCSON Ariz. (Reuters) - Surrounded by about 50 well-wishers, including representatives from a dozen southern Arizona congregations, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico and longtime Tucson resident took refuge on Thursday in a church that offered her sanctuary. "I don’t want to leave here," Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto told the gathering through an interpreter. My children are here, and we’re going to keep on until we achieve victory," Loreto is due to be deported on Friday, but she will remain protected by Southside Presbyterian Church until Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offers her a reprieve, said Pastor Alison Harrington. "We are standing between Rosa and an unjust system," Harrington said.
 

Iraq jihadist advances spark Christian exodus, Western alarm

 
‎07 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎10:31:22 PMGo to full article
Jihadists seized much of Iraq's Christian heartland and moved within striking distance of autonomous Kurdistan on Thursday in a push that stirred panic among residents and alarm in Western capitals. Amid reports Washington was pondering air strikes, the UN Security Council prepared for emergency talks following a sequence of attacks that saw Islamic State (IS) militants extend their writ over northern Iraq in less than a week. Jihadist fighters moved into Qaraqosh, Iraq's largest Christian town, and surrounding areas on Wednesday night after the withdrawal of Kurdish peshmerga troops, who are stretched thin across several fronts. "Qaraqosh, Tal Kayf, Bartella and Karamlesh have been emptied of their original population and are now under the control of the militants," Joseph Thomas, a Chaldean Catholic archbishop in northern Iraq, told AFP.
 

No plans for pope to visit border between two Koreas: Vatican

 
‎07 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎09:54:46 PMGo to full article
Pope Francis will call for inter-Korean reconciliation during his trip to South Korea next week but is not expected to travel to the demilitarised zone, the Vatican saysPope Francis will call for inter-Korean reconciliation during his trip to South Korea next week but is not expected to travel to the demilitarised zone, the Vatican said on Thursday. I don't expect it will happen, though the pope is always capable of surprises," Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said during a press conference ahead of the August 13 to 19 trip. Vatican watchers had speculated that the pope may make an unscheduled detour to pray at the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas -- in an echo of his impromptu stop at Israel's separation wall during a trip to Bethlehem earlier this year. Lombardi also confirmed that North Korea has declined to send Catholic believers to a mass celebrated by Francis in Seoul, but said the invitation from the South Korean Church was still open.
 
 

China frees prominent lawyer who defended religious freedom

 
‎07 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎09:51:22 PMGo to full article
File photo shows Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng in BeijingBy Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - China freed a prominent human rights lawyer after three years in prison on Thursday, his brother told Reuters, ending the latest period of detention for the religious-freedom campaigner whose treatment attracted international condemnation. Gao Zhisheng, a Beijing-based lawyer, was held for almost three years from December 2011 at a remote prison in the far-western region of Xinjiang. "He's out, he's free, he's at his father-in-law's house," his brother, Gao Zhiyi, said by telephone. "That's all I can tell you." Gao Zhisheng, 50, had been imprisoned on and off since 2006, including some periods in extrajudicial facilities without charge.
 
 

Undocumented Mexican migrant eyes sanctuary in Arizona church

 
‎07 ‎August ‎2014, ‏‎09:08:33 PMGo to full article
By Brad Poole TUCSON Ariz. (Reuters) - An undocumented immigrant from Mexico will take refuge on Thursday in an Arizona church that offered her sanctuary, unless the federal government offers her a chance to stay in the United States, her attorney said. Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto is due to be deported on Friday. On Wednesday she applied for a stay that would allow her to remain in the country temporarily, said Margot Cowan, a local immigration attorney who is helping her. The longtime Tucson resident was identified by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials after a traffic stop, detained by Border Patrol agents and later released, Cowan said.
 
 

 

 

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This follows the wonderful success of the “Weathering the Coming Storm” series where Dr. Chuck Missler and Ron Matsen dealt with global, national, and personal issues impacting all of our lives today. “Church in the End Times” serves as the NEXT STEP in equipping ourselves with the tools and insights we need to be a guiding light to a world coping in the Last Days darkness of chaos and deceit.

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This briefing pack contains 2 hours of teaching

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 DVD Bible Commentary

 

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"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - John 3:16

Because of its emphasis on "the Love of God" and Jesus' being the incarnation of that Love, many believe this gospel is the most important for new and old Christians alike to take to heart. Written by the "disciple whom Jesus loved", the book of John is organized around seven miracles, seven discourses and seven "I AM" statements. This study is so deep "an elephant can bathe in it, and yet an infant can wade in it."

This study contains 20 hours of verse by verse teachings


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Biblical Archaeological Society

 

Weathering the Coming Storm

 

 

 

Price R399.00

 

Description

Dr. Chuck Missler, an internationally known business executive, outlines our current economic predicament and defensive steps you can take to lessen the impact of the impending economic crisis. As a Bible teacher for over 30 years with a ministry reaching over 40 countries, Chuck shares some key strategies to prepare yourself spiritually and practically.

Is the World facing another major economic upheaval?

What is the best strategy to protect your family in times of economic uncertainty?

The Church has enjoyed a relatively peaceful existence in the West for a few centuries but the with the coming persecution, how do we go about organizing home study and home-church?

Soul Survival – Keeping your “lamp full” during the hard times ahead.

Join Dr. Chuck Missler and Ron Matsen in the Executive Brie fing Room of
The River Lodge, New Zealand, in an intensive summary outlining what lies
ahead and how we can prepare for the coming storm.

Runtime: Approx. 5 hours

© 2012 Koinonia House Inc.

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2012

Strategic Trends

by Chuck Missler

 

 

DVD

PRICE R 299.00

 

END TIMES SCENARIO

DVD

 

 

3 set DVD

 

 

End Times

Scenario

 

Chuck Missler

 

Session Listing

Session 1

Introduction. Eschatological Hermeneutics. Preview of the Sessions. Daniel’s 70 Weeks.

Session 2

The Harpazo (“The Rapture”). Its Biblical Basis. Alternative Views. Old Testament Allusions.

Session 3

Pre-Rapture Events. The 70th Week of Daniel 9: Definition; the Abomina­tion of Desolation; the AntiChrist; the First Beast and the False Prophet; the Mark of the Beast.

Session 4

Babylon. Kings of the East. Armageddon (The Refuge in Edom; The Sequence). The Second Coming. The Kingdom.

Session 5

The Millennium: Satan bound. Amillennialism. The Final Rebellion (Magog #2). The Great White Throne. The Millennial Temple. The New Jerusalem. Recap and Overview.

Session 6

Post-Rapture Events (for the Redeemed). The Bema Seat. The Wedding of the Bride. The Kingdom (from) Heaven. The Overcomers: the Metachoi.

Letters to 7 Churches.

 

 

African Missionary’s Notice

 

I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have Holy Spirit power.

           The die has been cast.

                             I have stepped over the line.

                                            The decision has been made.

                                                            I’m a disciple of His.

                             I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.

 

My past is redeemed, my present makes sense,

                 my future is secure. 

                                I’m finished with low living,

                                             sight walking, small planning,

                                                            smooth knees, colourless dreams,

                     tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living, and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need pre-eminence,

                prosperity, position, promotions,     

                              plaudits, or popularity.

 I don’t have to be right,

                        first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded.

            I now live by faith,

                    lean on His presence,

                                 walk by patience, lift by prayer,

                                                and labour by power.

             My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven,

                              my road is narrow, my way rough,

                                        my companions few,

 my guide reliable, my mission clear.

              I cannot be bought,

                           compromised, detoured, lured away,

                                            turned back, deluded or delayed.

I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice,

                        hesitate in the presence of the adversary,

   negotiate at the table of the enemy,

                                                 ponder at the pool of popularity,

                                                            or meander in the maze of mediocrity.

I won’t give up, shut up, or let up,

                        until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up,

                                    paid up, and preached up for the cause of Christ.

 I am a disciple of Jesus.

I must go till He comes, give till I drop,

                 preach till all know, and work till He stops me.

 And when He comes for His own,      

                              He will have no problems recognizing me

                                       —my banner will be clear!

— by an Anonymous African Pastor —nailed to his wall prior to his execution

 

 

Price 

R399.00

 

This DVD includes notes in PDF format and M4A files.

3 Disc
6  M4A Files
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+ 6 Hours

 

 

Many people are becoming increasingly conscious that we are entering a unique phase of human history. Some are terrified. Some are predicting cosmic doom on the near horizon. Others are making astonishing predictions. What does the Bible really say?

Eschatology (the Study of “Last Things”) is among the most challenging avenues of study, even for the most sophisticated.

  • What are the “real” End Time events?
  • What is the most preposterous doctrine in Christianity?
  • Does the Church go through the Great Tribulation?
  • Which Kingdom do we pray for in the Lord’s Prayer?
  • Is there really a “Battle of Armageddon”? Why?
  • What Scripture did Jesus deliberately leave out in Nazareth?
  • Who is the “AntiChrist”? Is he alive today?
  • Should we expect a literal Babylon on the horizon?

Join Dr. Chuck Missler in the Executive Briefing Room of The River Lodge, in New Zealand, for an intensive summary of the entire fabric of controversies and insights in this most provocative area.

© 2012 Koinonia House Inc.

This briefing pack collection contains 6 hours of teaching

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  • 6 M4A Files
  • PDF Notes File
  • Files play in iTunes and any iOS player (iPhone, iPad, iPod, iPod Touch)
  • Audio will play on most digital audio players and many MP3 players
  • Includes embedded slideshow

 

 

Death of Discernment

 

by Ron Matsen

 

 

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Death of Discernment Intro - Ron Matsen

In this segment, Ron Matsen discusses signs of the end times. This segment comes from the "Death of Deiscernment" briefing pack published by Koinon...

Of all the end-time themes discussed in the Bible—such as global disasters (Mt 24), the rise of the global super-state, the identity of the Antichrist, the mark of the beast, and the Magog invasion (Ezek 38-39)—“deception and apostasy in the church” is listed more times than any other end-time “sign of the times.”

Are we currently living in the Age of Apostasy? Ron Matsen explores the evidence and causes of apostasy and provides an antidote for apostasy in this timely study
 

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Has God abandoned Israel?

Has the Church “replaced” Israel?

What does the Bible say?

 

As we watch the world events, it is clear that Israel is following her prophetic scenario, and a new chapter is about to be written—and there may be a big surprise on our near horizon!

 

 

 

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Timothy/Titus/Philemon - DVD
Chuck Missler

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Chuck Missler examines the 'pastoral epistles' of I & II Timothy, Titus and Philemon messages not just to pastors, but to all believers.

 

 

 

 1 & 2 Peter
 
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ITV London Tonight's report from  on the synthetic ice rink installed in Woking United Reformed Church's sanctuary to raise money for The Children With Special Needs Foundation and Woking Hospice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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