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Truce collapses; Air Force strikes Gaza. Three Israelis wounded by shrapnel; over 35 rockets and mortars fired at Israel since 8 A.M.; first Palestinian fatality reported; successful Iron Dome interceptions reported.

Irag: Obama Allows Limited Airstrikes on ISIS

US Bishops call day of prayer for Christians in Iraq

Stakes are high as LCWR heads into annual assembly

LCWR meets in Nashville next week. Get all the background on that meeting here: LCWR 2014

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Pope Francis will be in Korea next week. Vatican highlights Francis' Korea events NCR will be with Franics in South Korea. For background on the trip and continuing coverage see Francis in Korea

Holy Names Sr. Sophia Park speaks with Global Sisters Report about The church Francis will find in Korea Global Sisters ReportGlobal Sisters Report , devoted to covering the mission and ministry of Catholic women religious. It offers news, commentary and reflections on spirituality and theology.

New Delhi, India -- Archbishop concerned over anti-Christian moves as a grave assault on the fundamental rights of individuals and groups.

China to impose its own version of Christian theologyNew theology must 'integrate with Chinese culture' says governmnent.

Court rejects Atlanta Catholic Diocese’s argument that child sex abuse victim is a ‘legal nullity’ The question before the court was could the plaintiff file as Jane Doe.

Ukraine's Catholic leaders back military campaign 'to protect our homeland against Russia'

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