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Italy and Vatican on guard after threat from Islamic State

Eric J. Lyman / USA Today | February 22, 2015 Original source: http://www.religionnews.com/2015/02/22/italy-vatican-guard-treat-islamic-state/   ROME (RNS) The Italian government is on high alert after threats from the Islamic State called Italy “the nation signed with the blood of the cross.” … Continue reading

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Monastery war waged against the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

In case you wondered, it seems that all Christian bodies have “reactionary” elements which fight against church authority.  If I remember correctly, many denominations came into existence with similar concerns. Just because one is highly religious, (as monks are assumed … Continue reading

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Israeli newspaper claims that the appointment of a new Nuncio to the Jewish state is a “slap in Israel’s face” – Why?

Lest you think it is easy to navigate international relations, here is an example of what minefields may cause unexpected difficulties.  It is always true that never can everyone have the same concerns or sensitivities. At times this can unexpectedly … Continue reading

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