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Chalking for Jesus: What If We Had Listened to JPII About Iraq?

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Last year ISIS destroyed the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq: ISIS Obliterates Oldest Christian Monastery in Iraq. Anna Keating wonders what would have happened if we had listened to JPII:

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12.15
Say Their Names: Women Were the Targets in Cairo Church Bombing

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ISIS has martyred women and girls at Mass in a Coptic Church in Cairo, Egypt. Pray the names of these martyrs around your Advent wreath. More from Aleteia: Say Their Names: Women Were the Targets in Cairo Church Attack. Prayers for the Church in Egypt.

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Horrific Violence in a Sacred Place Where the Love of God is Declared

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“He was a wonderful man, Fr. Jacques.”

Fr. Jacques Hamel’s throat was slit by two ISIS soldiers during morning Mass in France. More from The Guardian here: Horrific Violence in a Sacred Place Where the Love of God is Declared. And here: Priest Killed by Two ISIS Soldiers

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Pope Tells Migrants ‘Do Not Lose Hope,’ Brings 12 to Rome

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“Though many of their graves bear no name, to God each one is known, loved, and cherished.”

Pope Francis and the Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church met with refugees today in Greece. Twelve will return to Rome with the Pope via the community of Sant’Egidio. More from Crux: Pope Brings 12 Refugees to RomePope Visits Greece to Put Face on Crisis. And from The New York Times. Watch the videos after the jump:

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