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Welcome to the NSBN, the leading source of headlines and information for Sanctum Imperium Catholicum since 1923!  Hosted by the handsome and stunning Brett Bear, millions of watchers tune in at 6 o’clock PM to watch the news.  Welcome once again!

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“Good evening ladies and gentlemen today is Friday Septmber 28, Year of Our Lord 2018.  My name is Brett Bear and this is NSBN.  Our main story of tonight revolves arround the civil war raging in Dniester.  We go to Port Trinity for that story with Michael Finley.”

 

”The Salvian government released a statement just last week declaring their neutrality in the conflict, the statement released only promising humanitarian aid.  However, Minister of Foreign Affairs Alvon Russo promised the hospital ships the CN Sanctus and the CN Trinity, which would depart September 25.  This date was pushed back until the morning of today, in which the crew of both ships were sent off with an escort of two destroyers and three cruisers to ensure their safe travels.   Brett.”

 

”Thanks Mike.  Now let’s go to our stocks.  The market was mixed today, the Salvian Manufacturing Company dropped 4.5, the National Agricultural Market rose by 23.7 and the Murway-Kirk Company  rose by 3.

 

When we come back: we’ll discuss events beyond our borders and more.  Stay tuned”

 

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Good evening, my name is Brett Bear and you're watching NSBN.  Slow news week but we do have some stories to cover so let's get into it, first with an update on the Rugby League.  The Trinity Stags, the heavy underdogs heading into the tourney are heading into the finals after a very close game against St. Paul's Legion which ended 14-12.  They face the number 1 team, the St. Mark's Saints on Thursday.

 

Heading outside of sports St. Murway's Cathedrals has released more details on the upcoming Council of Deopolis.  As the number of nations announcing their participation grows, the report was released last night as promised.  The report states the intention of discussions on Christian topics as well as negotiations between the Christian nations.  The election of the new pontiff of the Salvian Church is also expected to take place then.

 

The federal government has announced plans to participate in Derthalen's own Feats of Strength, a competition featuring many physical activities.  Around 20 athletes have announced their plans to compete, with more expected to follow.

 

Stocks were mixed today, the Salvian Manufacturing Company fell by 1.3, the National Agricultural Market gained 7 and Murray-Kirk stayed almost stagnant, gaining only by three-tenths.  When we come back, we'll discuss things happening outside our borders.  Stay tuned."

 

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December 25, 2018

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Archbishop Patrick Saulius had a special celebration of Christmas early morning, as the midnight mass saw the addition of a new bishop to replace St. Paul’s Bishop Lithio, Monsignor Kevin Rogers.  The surprise move was the result of Lithio’s retirement in September due to his waning health, the same reason for Pope Thomas I’s retirement from the presidency and papacy earlier this year.  Papal elections are expected to begin in February at the latest with preparations starting earlier this month, with many cardinals visiting from overseas including one from @Orioni jut this last week.

The Christmas celebrations did not, however, drown out the domestic runnings of the nation.

As 2018 fades into 2019, many questions are still left unanswered.  With Archbishop Patrick Saulius possibly leaving, who will take the papacy and presidency?  Will the economy continue to grow?  What of relations to the new nations that the government as tried to open up to, like those of Rihan and the Tagmatines?  And the building of defense?    This questions must remained unanswered until 2019.

The government was not totally inactive on Christmas, either.  With Archbishop Saulius gone for the day, VP Seámus Finley and the Concilio Populi was in session for part of the afternoon, with more debates looming over next year’s budget.  Many are arguing for an increase in defense as well as in transportation.  The Concilio Populi also passed the SB Railroad Act, allowing the beginning of construction of the Salvian-Bulgenstazi Railroad. The railroad is to connect Trinity and Minotia with the Bulgenstazi capital at Khenkhourt.  The job will most likely be done with the joint effort of private and government companies.

Stocks

Salvian Manufacturing Company: Down 5.7

National Agricultural Market: Up 2.1

Murway-Kirk: Down 3.9

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Bulgenstazi-Salvian Alliance Treaty Under Renewal 

An agreement between Salvia and the neighboring nation of @Bulgenstaz is under renewal as stated in the original treaty, negotiated between Salvia and Bulgenstaz as the former reemerged as a new socialist state.  

The treaty was written at first as a simple non-aggression pact, however as time progressed and the two nations came into contact more, it was decided to expand the treaty’s areas of effects in 1989.  The treaty establishes economic deals, military cooperation, and a defensive alliance among other things between the two nations.  Under the treaty's last article, it is under renewal and potential amendments to the document after the elapsed 30 years, however both leaders have stated that they do not intend to edit the document at all. 

Archbishop Saulius and a group of representatives are expected to meet at Khenkhourt this Saturday, where they will sign the document once more and the 30 year period will kick in again, being under renewal once more in 2049. 

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Saulius Speaks Out Against Communism, Other Liberal Ideas in Address 

As the clock struck 6:00 evening in Deopolis, millions of Salvians tuned in on their televisions and radios to the several channels and stations broadcasting the annual People’s Address, this year made by Archbishop Patrick Saulius.  As Saulius exited from the main balcony overlooking Joseph’s Square he was greeted by a cheering crowd, and quickly began his address.  And an address it was. 

Saulius wasted no time with formalities.  He rapidly began to discuss pressing issues, influences, and problems he and many others deemed threats.  He did this while also intertwining moments of pride for the nation- the economic boom, foreign relations with former rivals warming, and otherwise a generally great year for the people of Salvia.  However, Saulius also kept coming back to a certain topic, that being the attempted modernization of the Church and liberal ideas, especially communism, becoming more of a threat. 

A surprise to many, Saulius directly denounced communist nations such as @Fulgistan and @North Dniester, stating, “These nations, their ideologies, are a scourge to Eurth and God’s people.”  Saulius intentionally left out two members of the ICEB, @Ahrana and @Bulgenstaz.  The former due to religious ties, and the latter- and more important one in the eyes of Saulius- in order to maintain good relations.  Saulius has always been soft on Bulgenstaz, previously commenting on them before he was elected that they were “good reds.” 

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14 Confirmed Dead in Synagogue Shooting in Minotian Province 

Joshua Behr

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Police say the gunman was motivated by extremist Catholic groups online.

14 people have been confirmed dead and a further 27 injured when a gunman opened fire in a Juddish synagogue last Friday during the evening prayer service.  The attack happened in the small town of Matera, 30 miles north northwest of Minotia.

The gunman, a white man in his early 30's, reportedly began firing at 7:09 PM local time, minutes after posting anti-Juddish messages and images on social media.  9 were killed at the synagogue, while 5 later died of their injuries at the hospital.

Witnesses say the attacker entered the Matera Synagogue before interrupting the service, yelling at the congregation and opening fire shortly after.  While most evacuated, some members of the congregation charged at the shooter and overpowered him, taking away his firearm as they began beating him. The shooter's injuries from the beating would prove fatal.

The attack brings the total number of anti-Juddish attacks in Salvia to 17 since 2010.  This is the second most deadly attack since 2010, the first being the Olbia Synagogue shooting in 2013, where 36 Juddish worshippers were killed.  Olbia is also located in the Minotian province.

Police have linked the shooter's motive to anti-Juddihs, Catholic extremist groups online.  The attacker followed many Catholic extremist groups on social media, where radical anti-Juddish conspiracies were posted.  Police believe that the shooter was radicalized by these groups.  The respective accounts have since been taken down.

The head of the  Magnissimum Comitium Cardinalicium of the Salvian Catholic Church, Cardinal Mark D'Angelo, tweeted on the news, stating that the Church did not support these acts of terrorism.

Unknown.33.pngThe Minotian Provincial Attorney General, Marco Ruiz said he was horrified to see "another senseless act of anti-Juddish terrorism."

"The thought that a person would execute anyone for their religious belief is sickening and disturbing.  Action must be taken to ensure something like this never happens again.  I urge the Saulius administration to take action."

Vice President Seámus Finley said he will discuss their course of action with the President Archbishop Saulius and work with Concilio members to "stop anything like this happening ever again."

 

 

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Church Officials Begin ‘Investigation’ Following Sentencing of 37 People to Prison After Ecclesiastical Court Case

Kenneth McMullon

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D'Angelo (left) and other members of the Comitium announced the beginning of the investigation Sunday

 

The head of the Magnissimum Comitium Cardinalicium (MCC), Cardinal Mark D’Angelo, has announced the start of an investigation into several dozen high-up cardinals and bishops of the Salvian Catholic Church.  

This comes after a highly controversial case within the Church that had previously been undisclosed to the public until Sunday.  Several bishops and Salvian citizens were initially investigated and sentenced, however the case has spread to affect numerous higher-up cardinals and other members of the clergy.

The document, authored by Cardinal D’Angelo and other members of the MCC, detailed some details surrounding the case as well as what would happen next.  The MCC noted that “an official investigation” would be needed to “completely root out all traces of corruption and evil” from the Church.

The 16 Catholics of the 37 sentenced were excommunicated following a special request by Cardinal D’Angelo to Pope Hilarius XIX to excommunicate the sixteen.

 

So what was the case?

 

According to the document released by the MCC on Sunday, the case had originally began in February after the defendant’s arrests took place throughout January.  A total of 37 people, including a bishop and four priests, were brought before a Ecclesiatial court which had obtained special permission to sentence corporal punishment from the Saulius Executive.  The group were supposedly part of a secret society that the document did not identify.

The investigation had first begun following the filing of a complaint by a high-up cardinal, which the document did not disclose the identity of.  

By the end of the case in October, the group was sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in Salvian prison and any Catholics of the group- which the document reported to be sixteen people- were excommunicated.  They were charged with “heresy, conspiracy, and high crimes against the Church” as detailed by the official dispatch.

 

How did other Church officials become involved?

 

The document noted the name of two cardinals- Cardinal Patrick Agrillo of Salvia and Cardinal Edris Melku of Orioni- who would be immediately investigated following the conclusion of the Ecclesiatal case for suspicion of being in collusion with the group.  The MCC suspects that many more members of the clergy were in collusion with the group.

“The Magnissium Comitium Cardinalicium and Salvian Catholic Church will launch a full investigation into any potential members of the group and root them out” the document read.

 

What was the reaction?

 

Following the release of the document, there was an immediate explosion of reaction across Salvia and the Catholic wurld.  Civil rights groups immediately condemned the Ecclesiatal courts and the Church for exercising corporal power over Catholics and non-Catholics, stating that it infringed on religious freedoms.

A mixed reaction of shock, appall, and anger has emerged among the Salvian Catholic populace the wurld over, with immediate calls for action.  Some, including more radical members of the cardinality, have called for a “Second Salvian Inquisition” with the aid of the Tacolic Church.

 

This story is developing and will receive future updates.


 

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