ISIS affiliate threatens to kill Pope Francis
A group linked to Islamic State (ISIS) has released a propaganda poster depicting Pope Francis being beheaded. The image was produced by the ISIS-linked Wafa Media Foundation. It is the second piece of ISIS propaganda targeting the Vatican over just a few days.
Belgian faithful protest over ‘crucified cow’
Catholics are calling for a “crucified cow” artwork to be removed from a church in Borgloon, Belgium. The art is the silicone mould of a cow nailed to a cross.
Abortion rate in the US falls to historic low
Abortions in the United States fell to 652,639 in 2014, their lowest level since abortion was made legal four decades ago.
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