USS RUSHMORE, At Sea (NNS) -- The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces visited amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) to wish Sailors and Marines a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. "I want to thank you, on behalf of everyone in 5th Fleet and in the U.S., for everything that you are doing out here," said Vice Adm. John W. Miller, whose wife Mary Pat accompanied him.
KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Christmas is often a difficult time to be separated from loved ones during a combat deployment. This year the chaplains of 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), sought to bring the Christmas spirit to the soldiers of Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.
Piura, Peru, Sep 25, 2012 / (CNA) - Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura urged Peruvians to pray for the Virgin Mary's intercession, as drug trafficking and terrorism are on the rise throughout Latin America.
Damascus, Syria, 23July2012 (CNA).- The Syrian rebels’ attack on Damascus has allowed radical Islamist groups to attack Iraqi refugees, Christians allegedly loyal to the Syrian government and other civilians.
Local Christians have expressed dismay and outrage at the attacks on defenseless civilians, a local source told Fides news agency.
The rebel group Liwa al-Islam, a Wahhabi group whose name means "The Brigade of Islam," has claimed responsibility for killing top generals in President Bashar Assad’s government. On the morning of July 23, its members also killed an entire Christian family in the Damascus neighborhood of Bab Tuma.
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