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Pope denounces Armenian 'genocide' in Yerevan visit

Yerevan (AFP) – Pope Francis on Friday denounced the mass killing of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman forces as “genocide”, risking Turkey’s fury as he met Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian. “Sadly this tragedy, this genocide, was the first of … Continue reading

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Pope on visit to Armenia cites 'genocide', likely to anger Turkey

Pope Francis (C), Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II (L) attend a welcoming ceremony at Zvartnots airport outside Yerevan, Armenia, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili More YEREVAN (Reuters) – Pope Francis departed from his prepared … Continue reading

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Brazil's Bible, beef and bullets lobby backs Temer, unfazed by scandal

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) – Conservative legislators in Brazil say they will back interim President Michel Temer through a growing corruption scandal in return for support for their right-wing social agenda, including tougher abortion restrictions and looser gun control. … Continue reading

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Pope calls for 'guarantees' after Brexit for good of UK, continent

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Friday that Britain’s decision to leave the European Union must be followed by “guarantees” for the good of both Britain and countries on the continent. Speaking to reporters aboard his … Continue reading

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Mob destroys mosque as religious, ethnic tension rises in Myanmar

By Antoni Slodkowski YANGON (Reuters) – A group of men from a village in central Myanmar destroyed a mosque in the first serious outburst of inter-religious violence in months, coinciding with a rise in tensions over how to refer to … Continue reading

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Myanmar Buddhists ransack mosque as religious violence flares

Scores of Buddhists ransacked a mosque in central Myanmar forcing Muslims to seek refuge overnight in a police station after a dispute between neighbours spilled into religious violence, officials and residents said on Friday. Bouts of anti-Muslim violence have left … Continue reading

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Pope is bringing message of peace for Armenia _ and beyond

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is bringing a message of peace and solidarity to Armenia as it marks the centennial of the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians that Francis himself has called a “genocide.” But he may sidestep the politically … Continue reading

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Pope heads to Armenia with MidEast peace message

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis embarks on a three-day visit to Armenia Friday, just over a year after he enraged Turkey by using the term genocide to describe the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire. The Argentinian … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama says people should not impose religion on others

Amdo Nyima rearranges fruit as he helps the Tibetan Association of Colorado prepare for the Dalai Lama’s visit in the Coors Event Center at Colorado University Boulder on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. (Autumn Parry/Daily Camera via AP) CREDIT More BOULDER, … Continue reading

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Church of Scientology opens LA studios

With a cadre of movie stars including Tom Cruise and John Travolta within its rosters, the Church of Scientology is venturing into the film business with a new production studio in Los Angeles, aimed at making content to promote its … Continue reading

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