Catholic World news July 29


  • Train Crash in Switzerland Injures at Least 35

    Posted: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:32:09 EDT
    Two trains were involved in a head-on collision in western Switzerland. Five people were seriously injured and one person remains in the wreckage.
  • Two Islamist Leaders Arrested in Egypt

    Posted: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:04:55 EDT
    The arrests come as the EU’s foreign policy chief visits Egypt to attempt to mediate talks between the Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian officials.
  • Three Coptic Orthodox Churches Attacked in Egyptian City of Minya

    Posted: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:05:08 EDT
    The attackers threw Molotov cocktails at two of the places targeted, but were prevented from breaking into any of the churches.
  • “World Citizen” Garry Davis Dies in Vermont

    Posted: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:05:19 EDT
    After he renounced his U.S. citizenship at the height of the Cold War, Davis went on to create a government for fellow self-declared “world citizens.” He died shortly before his 92nd birthday.
  • Britain’s Online Pornography Ban Hailed as Sensible Solution

    Posted: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:39:15 EDT
    A British plan to apply family-friendly filters to internet connections by default has drawn praise as a thoughtful way to balance the free flow of information with the protection of people from harm.
  • 17 Car Bombs Kill 60 in Iraq

    Posted: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:39:30 EDT
    The 17 bombs detonated early Monday were in predominately Shi’ite areas, marking an increase in violence against the ethnic group since a Sunni insurgency reactivated earlier this year.
  • Tour Bus Crash in Italy Kills 37

    Posted: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:39:47 EDT
    The bus, which was carrying a group of Italians returning home from an excursion, smashed into several cars, then plunged off the highway and into a ravine.
  • Government Strike Kills 29, Most Children, in Syria

    Posted: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:40:10 EDT
    According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Friday strike in the city of Homs killed 19 children and 10 others.
  • Jail Break: 1,200 Escape Libyan Prison

    Posted: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:02:00 EDT
    The inmates were able to escape when local residents in the Benghazi neighborhood stormed the prison in protest, because they did not want a prison in the neighborhood. They subsequently opened the gates of the prison, letting the inmates escape. Thus far, 18 of the 1,200 have been caught.
  • $53 Million Jewel Heist Rocks Cannes

    Posted: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:01:41 EDT
    The jewels were lifted from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel, which was hosting a temporary jewelry exhibit featuring diamonds from the prestigious Leviev house.
  • Japanese Defense Paper Says Japan “Needs Marines and Drones”

    Posted: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:46:17 EDT
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to expand the Japanese military, but the move could be controversial among the country’s neighbors.
  • Italian Police Crackdown on Mafia

    Posted: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:46:44 EDT
    Over 100 arrests were made near Rome and the Calabria region in an effort to combat organized crime.
  • U.S. and Iraq Come to Tentative Deal on Return of Stolen Artifacts

    Posted: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:46:31 EDT
    About 15,000 artifacts were stolen by looters after the invasion of Iraq. The agreement will see that over 10,000 artifacts in the U.S. are returned.
  • Syrian Rebels Petition for U.S. Arms Quickly

    Posted: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 07:05:13 EDT
    “The situation in Syria is desperate,” the rebel leader said in a statement. “We urgently need American action to push the international community to demand a political transition. American leadership and drive is essential to end this war and bring the democracy that the large majority of the Syrian people want.”