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Christian leader, English bishop add to outcry over attacks in Syria

A Syrian Christian political leader has joined the growing ranks of international condemnation over violent attacks in Syria's northwestern area of Afrin and the Damascus enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

Catholic students join Florida school walkouts for gun reform

About 1,000 Catholic school students took action Wednesday in Ft. Lauderdale, on behalf of the 17 people killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in nearby Parkland, Florida. 

Bon Secours Health System, Mercy Health announce plan to merge

Maryland-based Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health, with headquarters in Ohio, plan to merge by the end of the year, forming one of the country's largest health systems.

Billy Graham stood tall, even when he came up short

Appreciation: The Billy Graham I knew as a journalist was a generous spirit endowed with striking personal gifts who, like many natural leaders, sometimes got in over his head. 

Links for 2/22/18

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: More interesting amicus curiae briefs in the Janus v. AFSCME​ case; Catholics are consistently pro-labor; free the world of art — and own up to your opinions

Pope to young people: Take the World Youth Day challenge

It's time to break free from fear, fake online personas and looking at the world through a digital screen display, Pope Francis told young people.

Nearly 50,000 baptisms registered in China in 2017, says Vatican agency

The Catholic Church in China registered 48,556 baptisms in 2017, according to a report by Fides, the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Algerian Trappist Martyrs

Seven monks beheaded by extremists decreed martyrs, 26 January 2018.

+ Abbot Emeritus Cipriano Carini OSB

The monks of the Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat elected, 21 February 2018, Fr. Austin Cadiz OSB, 44, as the eighth abbot.

New Abbot in Colombia

5 January 2018, the monks of Santa Mari;a de la Epifanía (Guatape, Colombia) elected Fr. Humberto Rincon-Fernandez OSB as their second abbot.