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2 slain nuns remembered for 'Christian love in action'

DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people filled a cathedral in Mississippi’s capital city on Monday to remember two nuns who spent decades helping the needy and were found stabbed to death last week in their home in one of … Continue reading

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Fire engulfs century-old Presbyterian church in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fire that engulfed a west Philadelphia church has been brought under control, and no injuries have been reported. The fire was reported at about 9 a.m. Monday at a Presbyterian church in the Overbrook neighborhood. Television … Continue reading

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The Latest: Bishop: Pope in Rome jolted awake by the quake

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy’s devastating earthquake (all times local): 5:05 p.m. An Italian bishop says Pope Francis was among the many in Rome jolted awake by last week’s earthquake and immediately went to celebrate a Mass for … Continue reading

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Pope Francis chats in person with Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

Pope Francis meets Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, at the Santa Marta residence, the guest house in Vatican City where the pope lives, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke says a topic of discussion at Monday’s meeting … Continue reading

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Indonesian church attacker 'obsessed with IS leader'

Medan (Indonesia) (AFP) – An Indonesian teenager who stabbed a priest in a church and tried to set off a homemade bomb was obsessed with the Islamic State (IS) group leader, a minister said Monday. The 17-year-old attempted Sunday to … Continue reading

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Indonesian church attacker 'obsessed' with Islamic State leader: senior minister

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A knife-wielding Indonesian teen who tried to attack a priest at a church during a Sunday service was “obsessed” with extremist group Islamic State, a senior minister said on Monday. Indonesian authorities are increasingly worried about a … Continue reading

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Neighbor churches, split on race lines, work to heal divide

MACON, Ga. (AP) — There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one black and one white. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a small park, in a hilltop historic district overlooking downtown. About 170 years ago, they were … Continue reading

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Choosing to Stay in the Mormon Church Despite Its Racist Legacy

It’s been six years since I became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Each year has been a lesson in faith and doubt, stretching and engaging what it means to be black, a woman, and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis wants to visit Italy's quake-hit villages

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis announced on Sunday that he intends to visit the villages in central Italy devastated by this week’s earthquake, which left nearly 300 people dead. “As soon as possible, I hope to come and see … Continue reading

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The Latest: Pope prays for quake residents, hopes to visit

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on Italy’s devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Italian authorities have opened investigations into the massive destruction wrought by the latest earthquake, seeking to determine if anyone bears criminal guilt for … Continue reading

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