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Pope will not be able to travel to Israel on Friday to attend the funeral of Shimon Peres

September 28, 2016. Despite the rumors that Pope Francis will travel to Israel to attend Shimon Peres funeral, the Vatican has issued a statement officially announcing a confirmation for the pope's scheduled visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan will remain as planned on Friday. The pope spoke warmly about the former leader and sent out a telegram of condolences:
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Pope's schedule during his trip to Sweden

September 27, 2016. Pope Francis will travel to Sweden next October 31 and November 1, for the occasion of the Lutheran–Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation.This will be the 17th trip of his pontificate.
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Third priest found dead in Mexico

September 26, 2016.Mexican priest, Alfredo Lopez Guillen, was found dead this weekend on a rural road about 350 km east of Mexico City, after being allegedly abducted and assaulted in his parish on Monday September 19. This is the third case of violence against priests in Mexico in just one week. On Monday, September 19, Fr. Nabor Jiménez and Fr. José Alfredo Juarez were also kidnapped in the church of Our Lady of Fatima. Hours later they found them lifeless in a ditch in Poza Rica, Veracruz. The Catholic Church wants clarification on the murders, because it is not yet known who could be the alleged perpetrators.
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Holy See adopts UN Convention against Corruption

September 23, 2016. Pope Francis has asked the Vatican to be exemplary in the fight against corruption and meet the set international standards in this regard. Therefore, the Secretary of State has announced that the Holy See will conform to the Merida Convention against Corruption. This requires countries to implement anti-corruption measures concerning its laws, institutions and practices. From now on, the Roman Curia and the Vatican City State will review its administrative procedures to align them to the standards set by the Convention. Through this compliance, the Vatican says it hopes to contribute to increased transparency and proper management of public affairs in the international community.
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Cardinal Parolin to preside at liturgy before peace signing between Colombia and FARC

September 20, 2016. Colombia's government has invited the Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, to preside over a liturgy before the ceremony to unite representatives from the Colombian government and the FARC, in Cartagena de Indias. The liturgy will take place before the ceremony related to agreements of Havana between the Colombian government and the FARC. It will be next Monday, September 26, and dozens of heads of state are scheduled to attend. In the liturgy, Parolin will "ask God to enlighten each Colombian to work conscientiously and with complete freedom, so that in a responsible and informed way, they can participate in making decisions that concern the common good of the entire country, which is so dear to Pope Francis."
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Pope Francis pays tribute to Father Jacques Hamel

September 13, 2016. Pope Francis will celebrate Mass for Jacques Hamel, the priest murdered in France by two terrorists on July 26 in the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. It will be held on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 a.m inside the chapel of his residence in Casa Santa Marta. The bishop from Diocese of Rouen along with 80 pilgrims from the same diocese will be present.
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Pope Francis' calendar from September to November

SEPTEMBER Sunday 25, 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time: At 10.30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square, Holy Mass and Jubilee of Catechists. Friday 30 to Sunday 2 October: Apostolic trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan. OCTOBER Saturday 8: At 5.30 p.m. in St. Peter’s Square, Marian vigil. Sunday 9, 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time: At 10.30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square, Holy Mass and Marian Jubilee. Sunday 16: 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time: At 10.15 in St. Peter’s Square, Holy Mass and canonisation of Blesseds Salomone Leclercq, José Sanchez del Rio, Manuel González García, Lodovico Pavoni, Alfonso Maria Fusco, José Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, and Elisabeth of the Holy Trinity. Monday 31 to Tuesday 1 November: Apostolic trip to Sweden to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. NOVEMBER Friday 4: At 11.30 in the Vatican Basilica, Holy Mass for the souls of cardinals and bishops who died during the year. Sunday 6, 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time: At 10 a.m. in the Vatican Basilica, Holy Mass and Jubilee of Prisoners. Sunday 13, 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time: At 10 a.m. in the Vatican Basilica, Holy Mass and Jubilee of the Homeless. Sunday 20, Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe: At 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square, Holy Mass for the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy.

YouTubers create first ever quality Biblical video game

2016-07-02

The Biblical story of David comes to life through the largest digital media form of our day: video games. With the continued rise of gamers, a shift has taken place: more girls over age 18 are playing video games than boys under age 18. 

It is a phenomenom that creaters have taken advantage of in every realm except Christianity, that is, until now. 

The YouTube famous twin brothers, Efraim and Ruben Meulenberg, otherwise known as the Tornado Twins, are pushing against the tide to create not only a Christian video game, but one of the highest-quality.

EFRAIM MEULENBERG
Tornado Twins
"People have said, 'This will never work.' Of course we've had quite a few of those. We don't really mention them out loud or make fun of them in a sense, but yeah, I mean if you say we're going to make the Bible into a game before you actually have anything to show, a lot of people will say, 'Naw you'll step on people's toes or this will never make big money.'” 

RUBEN MEULENBERG
Tornado Twins
"The game industry is a little scared of going toward the religious. If there's any world religion or you're creating anything in that realm, they're a little bit afraid of it, whereas the film industry is much more easy going with that, as well as the music industry.”

The Tornado Twins took matters into their own hands, creating their own website to start funding, while they researched and began what has been a seven-year project so far. 

They want the game to be as accurate as possible,  recreating the music, setting and even the original ancient Hebrew language David would have spoken. Along the way, Christian companies have offered them millions of dollars to create the game according to their vision, but the twins are passionate about staying true to the game's identity as a story from the Bible.

EFRAIM MEULENBERG
Tornado Twins
"People say how could you say no to an offer of so much money? You could make the game in a heartbeat and be done, but actually it wasn't that hard to stay true to the integrity of the game and of the stories in the Bible in a sense. We wanted to do a really good job of finding out what the culture was like in that time and recreate that, not necessarily create an abstraction of Christian culture in any type of setting.”

They are backed by many supporters and have raised $48,360 out of their goal of $385,000. Thus, they currently have sufficient money for three of their eventual 10 episodes. While many of their sponsors are Christians, more than 30 percent of them are athiests or non-religious.

RUBEN MEULENBERG
Tornado Twins
"A lot of the non-religious that funded our project say to me, 'The Bible, I don't believe in it. To me it's like greek mytholody, but I play games on greek mytholody so why wouldn't I play games on the Bible?' And I'm like, 'Yeah, why wouldn't you?' So we hope it lets people understand the Bible better, but also...and so it brings the world together.” 

That is the goal the Tornado Twins have: a game that unites the intelligence of game creators across the board, including those from Assassin's Creed and The LEGO® Movie Video Game, while believers and non-believers alike can truly enjoy a high-quality experience. 


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