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July 26, 2014
Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need.

.- In wake of two bombings this week in Nigeria, targeting both an Islamic scholar and a senior politician, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has called for greater proactive efforts to identify all violent groups.

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

.- Reports that Pope Francis will travel to the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families in 2015 remain unconfirmed by the Vatican; however, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia is confident of the pontiff’s attendance.

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.- Pope Francis’ upcoming encounter with the evangelical Christian pastor Giovanni Traettino continues the path of dialogue he has walked with evangelical denominations since his time in Buenos Aires.
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.- A strong national economy requires strong families, supported by both government and the broader community, said Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in a recent policy speech.
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