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    Aug 20, 2014

    Elderly Iraqi Christians defy terrorists, flee to camp

    By Simon Caldwell
    Catholic News Service
    (CNS photo/Morris Bernard, UNHCR, handout via EPA)

    MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- A group of 11 sick, disabled and elderly Iraqi Christians --including an 80-year-old woman with breast cancer -- defied terrorists who ordered them to convert to Islam or be beheaded, saying they preferred death to giving up their faith.

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    Aug 20, 2014

    Pope thanks people for prayers for his family after deadly crash

    (CNS photos/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters) 

    By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis, in mourning for the deaths of his nephew's wife and two small children, thanked people at his

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    Aug 19, 2014

    St. Louis archbishop urges prayers for peace to calm chaos in streets

    (CNS photos/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review

    By Catholic News Service
    ST. LOUIS (CNS) -- Residents of Ferguson "are struggling to find peace in the chaos" that has followed the shooting death of an unarmed teen

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    Aug 19, 2014

    LCWR leaders hope Vatican will resolve issues, honor group's integrity

    By Catholic News Service
    (CNS photo/Roberto Gonzalez)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) -- Members of the national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious said their "deepest hope" is to resolve the issues between them and the Vatican doctrinal congregation in a way that honors LCWR's mission and integrity.

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