Pope Francis accuses lockdown protesters of turning ‘personal freedom’ into an ‘ideology’ in Thanksgiving op-ed

Pope Francis accuses lockdown protesters of turning 'personal freedom' into an 'ideology' in Thanksgiving op-ed Thursday, November 26, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: coronavirus, New York Times, News, Pope Francis, virus, Washington, Worthy News
(Worthy News) – Pope Francis urged people to put others before themselves as the world struggles to come out of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a lengthy op-ed for the New York Times, the pope wrote of his own personal health battles when he was young and called on people to come together in the midst of the global pandemic. He criticized those who have been vocal in opposing government decisions related to lockdowns to help corral the virus.
“Governments have made great efforts to put the well-being of their people first, acting decisively to protect health and to save lives,” the pope wrote. “Yet some groups protested, refusing to keep their distance, marching against travel restrictions — as if measures that governments must impose ..

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Ethiopia launches ‘final phase’ of Tigray offensive

Ethiopia launches 'final phase' of Tigray offensive Thursday, November 26, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: EU, Military, News, War, Worthy News
(Worthy News) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday that the country's military is in the “final phase” of its operation against fighters in the Tigray region's capital, Mekele.
He told civilians to stay at home, warning that a 72-hour deadline for Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) forces to put down their weapons had now passed.
The prime minister vowed that religious and historical sites, institutions and residential areas would not be targeted. [ Source: Deutche Welle (Read More…) ]

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War monitor claims Israeli strike killed at least 19 pro-Iran fighters in Syria

War monitor claims Israeli strike killed at least 19 pro-Iran fighters in Syria Thursday, November 26, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: Human Rights, Iran, Israel, Media, News, Pakistan, Syria, War, Worthy News
(Worthy News) – Airstrikes likely carried out by Israel killed at least 19 pro-Iran militia fighters in war-torn eastern Syria, a war monitor said Thursday.
The early morning strikes hit positions of Iran-backed militias outside the town of Albu Kamal in Deir el-Zour province, killing mostly Pakistani fighters, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-Syrian opposition organization of uncertain funding.
Syrian state media did not report the attack and Israel rarely acknowledges individual strikes, but the Observatory has said the Jewish state launched at least two other aerial attacks against pro-Iran forces in Syria since Saturday. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]

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CIA paramilitary officer killed during operations against al-Shabab in Somalia

CIA paramilitary officer killed during operations against al-Shabab in Somalia Thursday, November 26, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: Al-Qaeda, Military, News, Worthy News
(Worthy News) – A CIA paramilitary officer was killed in operations involving the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia, according to intelligence sources.
The American, a former Navy SEAL, was hurt within the past week, and died from his injuries, the sources told Just the News.
The U.S. and Somalia have worked in tandem in recent years to fight al-Shabab, an extremist group with ties to al-Qaeda. [ Source: Just the News (Read More…) ]

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Federal appeals court upholds Tennessee ban on abortion for Down syndrome

Federal appeals court upholds Tennessee ban on abortion for Down syndrome Thursday, November 26, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: abortion, Court of Appeals, News, Religious Liberty, Worthy News
by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – A federal appeals court in Tennessee has ruled it is lawful for the state to ban abortions requested on the grounds of Down syndrome, gender, or race, CBN News reports. In making this decision the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the legality of a law enacted by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) earlier this year.
The case had been brought by abortion rights groups who argued Lee’s law is too vague, CBN News reports. The legislation also bans abortion from six weeks’ gestation.
Following the ruling, Lee said in a statement last week Friday: “Every life is precious and every child has inherent human dignity. Our law prohibits abortion based on the race, gender, or diagnosis of Down syndrome of the child and the court's decision will save lives..

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Hungary Turns Red For Persecuted Christians

Hungary Turns Red For Persecuted Christians Thursday, November 26, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: Christian, church, coronavirus, covid-19, EU, Faith, heart, ISIS, News, religion, virus, War, Washington, Worthy News
By Stefan J. Bos, Special Correspondent Worthy News
(Worthy News) – Hungary's government says landmarks in Budapest lit up in red to remember persecuted Christians who it claims to form the world's most suffering faith community. “The initiative “Red Wednesday” was about commemorating persecuted Christians around the world,” said Tristan Azbej, Hungary's state secretary for assisting persecuted Christians.
“Dozens of people are killed each day for their Christian faith, and this day was to raise awareness of the issue,” he added in a statement. However, “Whenever Christians are killed because of their faith, it often leaves the public cold,” the minister complained. “This is why the international initiative organized by [Catholic charity] Aid to the Church in Need (A..

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Egypt Christian Faces Prison Over Facebook comments

Egypt Christian Faces Prison Over Facebook comments Thursday, November 26, 2020 | Tag Cloud Tags: blasphemy, Canada, Christian, church, Egypt, Facebook, Islam, Islamic State, Media, Muslim, News, religion, religious freedom, War, Worthy News
By Stefan J. Bos l, Special Correspondent Worthy News
(Worthy News) – A young Christian faces a lengthy prison term in Egypt for blasphemy after he was released on bail, Christians say.
Youssef Hany, 18, was detained on November 11 after posting comments on social media platform Facebook in which he allegedly insulted Islam.
The remarks had been made in a heated online exchange and, in the process, were widely shared by others, said Christians familiar with the case.
On November 14, a court in Ismailia ordered his release on bail after he “apologized” and stressed that he “respected Islam,” according to
trial observers.
An unnamed Muslim woman was reportedly detained over the online exchange for allegedly insulting Christianity. “Media attention, h..

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