The cease fire agreement announced in South Sudan late Friday, was shattered on Sunday, but was precariously holding on Monday. Here’s a Google News alert feed that outlines the developments:
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The peace agreement signed late on Friday between the government of South Sudan and a rebel group was like a miracle, according to a Catholic bishop who was part of the mediating team that helped forge the deal.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a ceasefire agreement that could end a bloody five month conflict that has left thousands dead and more than one million homeless.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have traced 13 billion years of galaxy evolution, from shortly after the Big Bang to the present day. Their simulation (below), named Illustris, captures both the massive scale of the Universe and the intriguing variety of galaxies -- something previous modelers have struggled to do.
A few words by then Pope John Paul II from a July 17, 1985 audience.
If you read only two articles today, you must read these from Global Sister's Report
Prayer is not a civic “ceremony”; it is a sacred time for communication with God. It is not the place of the government to determine how we communicate with God.
Aimed at middle class to upper middle class white women who have everything they need — and want — and still are not happy, the character actors glue the film together.
Working on a tip from “a sharp-eyed correspondent” Religion News Service reporter David Gibson may have unearthed Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s crib sheet: the National Catholic Register and writer Ann Carey.
Pope Francis called for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion" that is taking hold today.