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14th September 2014
24rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
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26th August –
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) says the situation is still dire for the vast majority of the estimated 1.2 million displaced people in northern Iraq. Many of the displaced reached Iraqi Kurdistan after escaping from Mount Sinjar where they had been stranded for days following the rapid advance of the Islamic State militants
Audio ReportKhris Ozar, the Iraqi Emergency Response Coordinator for CRS
24thAugust -The menacing advance of the Islamic State in Iraq should not prejudice Western people against Muslims.
I once served as an airman in Egypt and Iraq and can vouch for the kindness and goodness of many Muslim people.
But there is a darker side. Radical Islam is on the rise and imperilling our way of life, threatening to undermine the values that have been bitterly won over the centuries.
World News - Daily Bulletins
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Centenary of World War 1
(Vatican Radio) Here are several pages from the Vatican Radio site with about the history of the Holy See 100 years ago..... (Audio Programs)
As leaders of the Catholic Church, popes have tirelessly called for peace. They have done so from the Vatican, from the United Nations headquarters in New York and during their Apostolic journeys abroad.
Veronica Scarisbrick brings you an interview focusing on the man who was elected to the See of Peter on September 3rd 1914 following the death of Pope Saint Pius X. He's Benedict XV, born Giacomo della Chiesa.
The English Program Laudator Jesus Christus
A daily production from Vatican Radio - Rome.
This Sunday's Audio Gospel 14th September 2014
24th Sunday in Ord. time...