Thursday, August 28, 2014

Protestors denounce the persecution of Christians

Iraqi Canadian Muslim considers violence in Iraq a genocide; pleads for the safety of minorities
Syriac Orthodox priest Father George Yousif Al-Banna shouts slogans with a crowd of 60 gathered on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery July 26. The group was protesting the persecution of Iraqi Christians. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
Muslims and Christians came together in Vancouver in July to protest the persecution of Christians in Iraq. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope sends letter of condolence to family of James Foley
U.S. journalist James Foley speaks at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill., after being released from imprisonment in Libya in 2011. Foley, a freelance war correspondent from New Hampshire and a Marquette University alu m, was killed at the hands of the Islamic State militant group. CNS photo / Tommy Giglio, Northwestern University via Reuters.
In a letter sent to the family of a U.S. journalist killed by ISIS, Pope Francis assured them of his closeness, and prayed for reconciliation and peace throughout the world. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Bishop, imam and rabbi urge CPSO not to violate physicians' conscience rights
Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo, an American registered nurse, said she was coerced for years into participating in abortion at the hospital where she worked, even though the hospital knew of her religious objections to abortion. CNS photo / Bob Roller.
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Ottawa, a Muslim imam, and a Jewish rabbi have written a joint intervention in favour of physicians' conscience rights. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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