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The Islamic State Caliphate: A Mirage Of Resurrection – Analysis

By Vijay Shankar Belief in the immortality of a ‘Universal State’ has in history periodically evoked those very ghosts that had established the State’s mortality causing their decay and expiry. The fall of the Ummayad Caliphate in Damascus at the hands of the Abbasids, only for the former to supplant itself on the Iberian peninsula […]

Pope Francis. Photo by Jeffrey Bruno, Wikipedia Commons.
Pope Francis. Photo by Jeffrey Bruno, Wikipedia Commons.

Pope Francis To Iraqi Priest: I’ll Never Leave Or Forget You

By Elise Harris After sending a letter to Pope Francis on the plight Iraqi refugees fleeing ISIS violence, Fr. Behnam Benoka received a phone call from the pontiff who gave his blessing and assured of his prayers. “’I read your letter,’ said the Pope. He said he was very sorry for everything that was happening […]


India: Communist Daily Accuses Cardinal Cleemis Of Siding With Modi

A leader of India’s main communist party on Friday accused the head of the bishops’ conference of supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist agenda. In an editorial in the Malayalam Communist daily Deshabhimani, politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan warned that Cardinal Beselios Cleemis Thottunkal’s comments on Modi’s “good governance model” after their meeting […]