Two religious communities left Cyrenaica, Libya, following deaths pronounced by Islamists in the North African country. The Vatican's diplomatic representative in Tripoli, Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli reported that the "situation is critical" in the eastern portion of the Muslim-majority country. According to Martinelli, "On February 20, large-scale demonstrations throughout Cyrenaica are expected so the Apostolic Vicar of Benghazi has been warned to leave the church from 13 February to take shelter."
Christians flee Libya after Islamists' threats
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.