Two churches shelter Kenyans from militants

About 2,000 Kenyans along the coast near Somalia have taken refuge in two churches and a school, fleeing increased attacks from suspected al-Shabab militants. Fr Peter Kariuki told the Catholic News Service that many of them are Christians.

US bishop makes plea over healthcare bill

Any replacement of President Obama’s health law must protect the poor, support conscience rights and safeguard the unborn, Florida Bishop Frank Dewane has said.

Francis appeals for dialogue in Jerusalem

The Pope has urged Muslims and Jews in the Holy Land to engage in “moderation and dialogue” after a series of killings in Jerusalem.

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