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Pope: I'll judge Trump after we see what he does

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has told an interviewer that he’ll wait to see what U.S. President Donald Trump does before forming his opinion. In an interview published Saturday evening by Spanish newspaper El Pais, Francis says he doesn’t … Continue reading

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Pope warns against populism and 'saviours' like Hitler

Madrid (AFP) – Pope Francis on Saturday warned against populism, saying it could lead to the election of “saviours” like Hitler. In an hour-long interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais conducted as Donald Trump was being sworn in as US … Continue reading

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Pope Francis calls on Trump to help poor and outcasts

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis congratulated US President Donald Trump on his inauguration Friday, urging the new president to keep fighting for the poor at a time of “grave humanitarian crises.” Francis offered his “cordial good wishes” and hoped … Continue reading

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Pope urges Trump to show concern for poor, be guided by ethical values

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be guided by ethical values and as he took office on Friday, saying he must take care of the poor and the outcast during his time in office. … Continue reading

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Mother sues to stop Bible classes in West Virginia schools

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A kindergartner’s mother is suing her public school system in West Virginia, asking that it discontinue a 75-year practice of putting kids in Bible classes that violate the U.S. and state constitutions. The woman, identified as … Continue reading

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Sentencing scheduled for friend of Charleston church shooter

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A friend of the man sentenced to die for gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church is scheduled to learn his own fate next month. A sentencing hearing for … Continue reading

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Trump's big day underway: First, church before swearing-in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, will be sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans in control … Continue reading

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Pope to bless Philippines' Duterte, aide says

MANILA (Reuters) – Pope Francis will bless the Philippines and its leader Rodrigo Duterte, an aide to the president said, in a gesture of goodwill to a controversial figure known for his lurid lambasting of priests and bishops. “When I … Continue reading

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Ghost churches near Jordan River baptism site await reclamation

By Ori Lewis QASR AL-YAHUD, West Bank (Reuters) – Ghost churches on the western bank of the Jordan River, near where Jesus is believed to have been baptized, could be reopened to pilgrims as part of a project to remove … Continue reading

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Philippine Church speaks out on drug killings

Manila (AFP) – People going to mass at one of the most famous churches in the Philippine capital over Christmas were met by a disturbing sight: poster-size pictures of Filipinos dying in pools of blood. The shock Baclaran church exhibit … Continue reading

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