Page One: Headlines for 9/24/19

In this image from 2018, a migrant empties a bottle of water in a bucket at a makeshift camp next to the Moria camp for refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos. Interior ministers are demanding a response from the European Union to the growing migrant crisis. (photo: CNS/Giorgos Moutafis, Reuters)

Interior ministers demand EU response to migrant crisis (Vatican News) The Interior Ministers of Italy, Malta, France, and Germany are meeting at a time of concerns about a growing influx of migrants fleeing war, persecution, and poverty. They demand that those rescued at sea will be distributed among other countries and not only be the responsibility of the nations where they land. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said they want an “emergency mechanism” for the coming months until the incoming EU’s executive European Commission starts working on a permanent arrangement?

Church needs to ’find solutions’ to India’s challenges ( The Church in India needs to have a paradigm shift if it is to emerge from its comfort zone and refocus on its original mission, say priests. The Catholic Priests Conference of India (CPCI) made the call at its 17-19 September annual convention in the central Indian city of Indore, attended by 40 priests from 18 dioceses?

Iraq’s only Anglican priest says secular government would improve life for Christians ( Iraq’s first ordained Anglican vicar tells Premier he never doubts that God is good because evil is done “through what our hands do.” There are nearly 20,000 ordained ministers in the Church of England; in Iraq there is just one. That one Anglican vicar is Rev Faez Jirjees, who, age 53, is the parish priest at Saint George’s Church in Baghdad where Canon Andrew White used to work…

Tunnels below Jerusalem were hiding ’goldmine’ of biblical treasures (The Express) Temple Mount is a hill located in the Holy Land of Jerusalem, which, according to the Bible, was the site of several events in the life of Jesus Christ. The present site is a flat plaza surrounded by retaining walls dominated by three monumental structures from the early Umayyad period, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Dome of the Rock and the Dome of the Chain, as well as four minarets. In the 12th century, the temple became the headquarters of the Christian Crusaders known as the Knights Templar and, according to archaeologist Dr. Shimon Gibson, biblical relics were discovered below the temple?

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