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Pope Francis to bring a Message of Peace to the Holy Land

Pope Francis to bring a Message of Peace to the Holy Land

Pope Francis visits the Holy Land beginning this Saturday, May 24, on his second trip since becoming the head of the Roman Catholic Church last year. His first stop is in Jordan where he will visit the place – at the Jordan River – many Catholics believe Jesus was baptized and began his ministry.

Thousands Displaced, 37 Dead in Massive Balkan Floods

Thousands Displaced, 37 Dead in Massive Balkan Floods

oldiers, police and volunteers battled to protect power plants in Serbia from rising flood waters on Sunday as the death toll from the Balkan region’s worst rainfall in more than a century rose to at least 37.Twelve bodies were recovered from the worst-hit Serbian town of Obrenovac, 30 kilometers southwest of the capital, Belgrade.

Philippines: 6 Months after Super Typhoon, Housing, Jobs Remain Priority

Philippines: 6 Months after Super Typhoon, Housing, Jobs Remain Priority

Six months after the most powerful typhoon on record pummeled the central Philippines and left more than 6,200 people dead, officials say having regular work and a permanent home is still a priority for thousands of survivors.

Michelle Obama ‘Outraged’ Over Mass Abduction in Nigeria

Michelle Obama ‘Outraged’ Over Mass Abduction in Nigeria

President Barack Obama’s wife Michelle says she and her husband are “outraged” over the April 14 kidnapping of more than 300 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria.

Supreme Court Decision upholds Legislative Prayers

Supreme Court Decision upholds Legislative Prayers

The 5-4 Supreme Court decision Monday upholding prayers at local government meetings pleased supporters who cheered the second endorsement of “legislative prayers” in 30 years.

South China Sea Dispute to be discussed at ASEAN Summit

South China Sea Dispute to be discussed at ASEAN Summit

Escalating tensions in the South China Sea are expected to be among the main points of discussion Saturday at the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Burma, also known as Myanmar.

Syria: Much Religious Persecution, but Christ is seen in the Midst of Darkness

Syria: Much Religious Persecution, but Christ is seen in the Midst of Darkness

This war is like a knife in the heart of the church. No human can stand that suffering. But there is God’s presence. I can see Christ in the midst of darkness,” said a VOM national contact from Syria.

Ukraine close to War, Warns Germany’s Foreign Minister

Ukraine close to War, Warns Germany’s Foreign Minister

Germany’s foreign minister warns that Ukraine is close to war. Deadly clashes took place Monday outside Slavyansk as Ukrainian troops clashed with pro-Russia separatists, killing 30.

US Christians Work with Palestinian National Theater on Martin Luther King Play

US Christians Work with Palestinian National Theater on Martin Luther King Play

In the film, Al Helm [The Dream]: Martin Luther King in Palestine, an African-American gospel choir travels to the West Bank to work with members of the Palestinian National Theater on a play about Martin Luther King, Jr.