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400-year-old heart of Catholic saint arrives in Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 400-year-old human heart that belongs to a Catholic saint is making a temporary home at a Louisiana church. The Shreveport Times (http://bit.ly/2hbGbne ) reports that the heart of St. John Berchmans arrived Thursday at a … Continue reading

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Vatican nativity scene includes quake-damaged church spire

The Christmas Tree and nativity scene are lit up in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican during a ceremony, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) More VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s Christmas nativity scene has an unusual addition … Continue reading

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'I did it,' South Carolina church shooting suspect says in taped confession

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – Jurors in the federal hate crimes trial of Dylann Roof, accused of killing nine people at a historic black church in South Carolina last year, on Friday watched a video of the avowed … Continue reading

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The Latest: Roof's confession to church shooting came fast

FILE – In this June18, 2016 file photo, Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Sheby Police Department in Shelby, N.C. The trial for Roof, a white man accused of killing nine black people at the church, started Wednesday, Dec. … Continue reading

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Jury hears Charleston church shooting confession

Washington (AFP) – Jurors in the US federal death penalty trial of the self-described white supremacist accused of killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston were hearing his recorded confession to the carnage Friday. Prosecutors intend to play the two-hour taped … Continue reading

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Pope taps Allentown, Pa bishop for Rockville Centre

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has named a new bishop for Rockville Centre, New York, tapping the bishop of Allentown, Pennsylvania whose diocese is one of six undergoing a statewide grand jury investigation into clerical sex abuse. Bishop John … Continue reading

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Prosecutors to play confession in church shooting trial

FILE – In this June18, 2016 file photo, Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Sheby Police Department in Shelby, N.C. The trial for Roof, a white man accused of killing nine black people at the church, started Wednesday, Dec. … Continue reading

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Churches vow to offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of houses of worship are offering sanctuary to people who could face deportation if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign pledge to remove millions of immigrants living in the country illegally. To some … Continue reading

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Blood and bodies: Charleston jurors see church carnage

Washington (AFP) – Jurors in the federal hate crimes trial of the white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a Charleston church got a glimpse Thursday of the blood-soaked crime scene — carnage one former agent called “overwhelming.” … Continue reading

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Why Pope Francis says fake news is a 'sin'

Spreading fake news is the greatest damage that media can do – and to engage in disinformation, instead of education, is a sin, Pope Francis said in an interview published on Wednesday. “The communications media have a very great responsibility. … Continue reading

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