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Prayer for victims

Pope Prayers

FOLLOWING his Regina Coeli address, Pope Francis lead thousands in praying the Hail Mary for those who died after a fishing boat carrying an estimated 700 migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. Although Italian border police rescued 28 people, an estimated 700 people were feared dead in what may be the worst disaster in the Mediterranean. Rescue workers had recovered ... Read More »

Despite death threats, Bishop of Tripoli refuses to flee Libya

Bishop Giovanni Martinelli

DESPITE the Italian Government warning its citizens to leave Libya as violence escalates, the apostolic vicar of Tripoli says he would rather face martyrdom or risk being beheaded by Islamic extremists than abandon his community. In a telephone interview with Italy’s Corriere della Sera, Bishop Giovanni Martinelli vowed to stay in Tripoli, despite warnings from Rome to leave Libya. “My ... Read More »

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