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Supporting the rights of Christians and other in Middle EastHoly See, together with Russian Federation and Lebanon has drawn up a declaration in support of Christians and members of other communities in the Middle East who continue to suffer from serious human rights violations. Signed by 63 countries. Read story here: http://www.news.va/en/news/supporting-the-rights-of-christians-and-other-in-m

Vatican City, 14 March 2015 (VIS) – Yesterday, 13 March 2015, in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis declared the celebration of an extraordinary Holy year. The Jubilee announcement was made during the homily of the penitential celebration with which he opened the “24 Hours for the Lord” initiative. This “Jubilee of Mercy” will commence with the opening of the Holy Door in the Vatican Basilica on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 8 December, and will conclude on November 20, 2016 with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.

The papal Bull will be made public on Divine Mercy Sunday, 12 April, the Feast day instituted by St. John Paul II and celebrated on the Sunday after Easter.

WASHINGTON — People of all faiths are called to pray for victims of religious persecution and violence and work to protect the marginalized and persecuted around the world, according to a statement of the Administrative Committee of the U.S. bishops, approved March 10. The bishops said Lent is a time for prayerfully reflecting on suffering.

Countries in region unable to handle flow, exerting more control of borders. Religious minorities at risk; Children disproportionately impacted. Syrians fleeing to Europe and beyond

His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan

 

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