French Bishops: Fast with Us on Friday over Priest Killed in Hatred of the Faith

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USCCB President Offers Prayers, Support After Church Attack, Killing Of Priest In France WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) expressed prayers and support after the latest terrorist attack on a Catholic parish in Normandy, France, that left a priest dead and another person seriously injured...Read More
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Pope: World is at war but it’s not a war of religions but for power - (Vatican Radio) Referring to recent acts of violence, Pope Francis said on Wednesday that the world is at war but stressed “it is not a war of religions but for power. "It is," he continued, “a war about (economic) interests, money, natural resources and the domination of peoples."...Read More
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French Bishops: Fast with Us on Friday over Priest Killed in Hatred of the Faith KRAKOW — In response to the murder of Father Jacques Hamel by believed sympathizers of Islamic State, also known as Daesh or ISIS, the French bishops have called on the Church’s members to mark Friday, July 29, as a day of fasting. Msgr. Olivier Ribadeau Dumas, secretary general of the French Bishops’ Conference, discussed the decision July 26. “What happened in France had happened in other countries before, and actually we see Christians laying down their lives in the interests of their faith,” he told journalists gathered in Krakow for World Youth Day.’....Read more