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Pope condemns ‘unacceptable’ synagogue attack

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is condemning what he calls an “unacceptable” attack on a Jerusalem synagogue and is calling for Israel and the Palestinians to take “courageous” steps to forge peace. Francis told his weekly General Audience on … Continue reading

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Pope turns Santa with Christmas giveaway for homeless

Rome (AFP) – Pope Francis is raffling off unwanted gifts including a Fiat Panda, tandem bike and coffee machine to raise money for the homeless. For just 10 euros ($12.50) those hoping to get their clutches on perfume, pens and … Continue reading

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Pope demands just distribution of world’s bounty

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world’s bounty for the poor and hungry Thursday, telling a U.N. conference on nutrition that access to food is a basic human right that shouldn’t be subject to … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe stadium church service stampede kills 11: police

HARARE (Reuters) – Eleven people were killed and dozens injured in a stampede at a stadium in Zimbabwe, as thousands of people at a church service tried to leave through the same exit, police said on Friday. Around 30,000 people … Continue reading

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Pope keeps leaders in place for next family synod

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has appointed the organizers for a second big Catholic Church meeting on family issues, keeping in positions of power the same clerics who drafted a revolutionary welcome to gays and divorced Catholics that was … Continue reading

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Pope meets with autistic children

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has called for an end to the isolation and stigma of people living with autism spectrum disorders and their families during an audience aimed at raising awareness about the condition. The pope met Saturday … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe: 11 die in stampede at religious service

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Eleven people died in a stampede on Friday, during a religious service held at a sports stadium in Zimbabwe. Four people died at the stadium and seven more at the hospital, according to police commander Shadreck … Continue reading

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Catholic Church ousts priest in Dominica for abuse

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — A longtime parish priest on Dominica who was accused of sexually abusing a girl in 1994 has been removed from the priesthood under a decree issued by the bishop for the eastern Caribbean island. Msgr. Reginald … Continue reading

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Texas school board approves textbooks criticized for religious bent

By Jon Herskovitz and Jim Forsyth AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – The Texas State Board of Education, whose decisions can have national ramifications, on Friday approved nearly 100 textbooks despite criticism the books exaggerated the influence biblical figures had in forming … Continue reading

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Former church to be Iowa couple’s new home

BARNUM, Iowa (AP) — A former church has been moved about three-quarters of a mile to an Iowa farm where it will be transformed into a home. The former Calvary Presbyterian Church near Barnum will be the new home of … Continue reading

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