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  • Denver religious leaders want ISIS stopped

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    DENVER — The Catholic archbishop of Denver and other religious leaders in the city are asking President Obama to stop Iraqi militants threatening Christians in Iraq. Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila and the leaders are set to sign a statement Monday morning asking the president to work...

  • Pope expresses outrage at violence in Iraq

    Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday expressed outrage at violence aimed at religious minorities in Iraq, where fleeing children have died of thirst, and called on the world "to stop these crimes." In a strongly worded message during his traditional Sunday blessing, Francis said...

  • Shambhala Mountain Center home of peace, study and the largest stupa in North America

    By Rick Cookson rick.cookson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    About an hour from Fort Collins, in a sweeping meadow in the rolling mountains, you might be surprised to find a 108-foot-tall ornate building shaped a bit like the Taj Mahal. It's a stupa, the largest in North America. And not far from The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya is the Shambhala...

  • Pope to fly over China, rare chance for greetings

    NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' upcoming trip to South Korea will provide him with an unusual opportunity to speak directly to the Chinese leadership: His plane is due to fly through Chinese airspace, and Vatican protocol calls for the pope to send greetings to leaders of all the...

  • Pope sends envoy to Iraq to help ousted Christians

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is sending a personal envoy to Iraq to show solidarity with Christians who have been forced from their homes by Islamic militants. Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the Vatican's ambassador in Baghdad during the Iraqi war, said Friday that his aim will be to...

  • Argentina Catholics celebrate patron saint of work

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An annual pilgrimage to a Roman Catholic shrine to the patron saint of work in Argentina drew thousands of people Thursday amid uncertain economic times in the country. The line of faithful to attend Mass and give thanks at the Church of San Cayetano in...

  • 'Prayer rock' will not go to Crazy Horse Memorial

    Updated: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 3-ton boulder believed to have been used by Native Americans to worship decades ago will not be moved from a Sioux Falls museum to the Crazy Horse Memorial in western South Dakota. The Siouxland Heritage Museums board on Thursday rejected a request by local...

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