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Iranian president meets with religious leaders

NEW YORK (CNS): United States religious leaders are "deeply concerned about the prospect of war with Iran", said a professor from a Catholic college who was part of an interfaith delegation that met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on September 26 in New York...

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An inspiring journey

Deputy director of Brisbane archdiocese's Faith and Life Vicariate Michele Vuleta and Mike Humphrys, of the vicariate's Everyday Mission Team, visited the United States recently with their major focus on discovering new ways of helping our own parishes become "more mission focused" and "better resourced". Reporter SELINA HARRIS speaks to them about the visit.

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Planet protection is everyone’s concern

NEW YORK(Zenit): The Holy See has affirmed that protecting the environment is a grave responsibility shared by every person, but has also warned that two extreme attitudes should be avoided...

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Living on edge of destruction

Residents from the Carteret Islands near Papua New Guinea, Bernard Tunim and Ursula Rakova, have visited Australia to raise awareness of the desperation of their people because of the threat climate change poses to their islands. PAUL DOBBYN reports on their plight.

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Protect gifts of creation: Pope

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS): Pope Benedict XVI called for more intensive co-operation to reduce ozone depletion, saying it was an important element in protecting the gifts of creation...

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Tackling human rights on higher ground

A mother-and-daughter team from the Gold Coast have set themselves a once-in-a-lifetime challenge - to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa - not just for the personal satisfaction but to raise much-needed funds for an organisation supporting homeless teenage girls in Tanzania. Reporter AMY SIMMONS tells their story.

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Papal trip inspires addicts

SÃO PAULO, Brazil (Zenit): Since Pope Benedict XVI's visit to a drug rehabilitation centre last May, hundreds of young addicts have gone there, hoping to find their way back to a dignified life...

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Godless vision will lead to a dead end

VIENNA, Austria (CNS): On a three-day pilgrimage to Austria, Pope Benedict XVI brought a core theme of his pontificate to Central Europe, warning that a drift away from Christian values is leaving society unfulfilled, less charitable and without a real future...

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