Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu sent words of gratitude on behalf of the people of Israel to Pope Benedict XVI, highlighting the departing pontiff's efforts to strengthen between Jews and Christians. "On behalf of the people of Israel, I want to thank you for all you have done as Pope to strengthen relations between Christians and Jews and between the Vatican and the Jewish State," the letter stated.
Israeli premier thanks Pope Benedict for efforts towards Jewish-Christian comity
Spc Hasan Edmonds of Illinois, and cousin Jonas Edmonds, were arrested on plans to join Islamic State terrorists in Libya. The FBI worries that more Americans will follow as IS spreads.
Nearly 500 priests in England and Wales signed an open letter demanding their bishops' adherence to Catholic doctrine on traditional marriage, in advance of october 2015 Vatican synod on family.
Thomas Cook, Virgin Air, EasyJet and Norwegian declared that they are switching procedures to require two persons at all times in jetliner cockpits. This follows post-911 procedure for U.S. airlines.