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Source: The National Herald SAN DIEGO, CA – President and founder Frank Papatheofanis announced on April 25 that the University of Saint Katherine (USK), a private Orthodox Christian school in San Marcos, “is shutting down indefinitely and filing for bankruptcy,” the San Diego Union-Tribune (SDUT) reported, adding that “in an email to students, faculty and staff members that circulated on social media, he said the institution could no longer meet its financial obligations due to ‘a steep shortfall in operating cash.’” “Multiple reasons for this shortfall include extraordinary inflation, higher-than-anticipated salary increases, and high institutional student financial aid,” Papatheofanis said,…

Source: L’Agence France-Presse (AFP)Thomas Coex Jerusalem — When you’re a journalist who works and lives in Jerusalem, you know that religious conflict is an important story. There’s so much tension here. You see it every day. We’re never far from a new conflict throughout the whole city. Jerusalem is quite a unique place — it is the only place in the world that is holy to the three monotheistic religions — Judaism, Christianity and Islam. When the city announced on a recent Sunday that they would start taxing the Church, all the church aides had a big press conference to say that…