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Pope condemns Islamic State violence

JERUSALEM (AP) — On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists. In an interview published Thursday, Francis was quoted … Continue reading

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Families asked to host visitors for pope’s US trip

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those traveling to the city to see Pope Francis next year. With hotel rooms filling up fast for the Roman Catholic-sponsored World Meeting … Continue reading

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Evangelicals with gay children challenging church

Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. When their 12-year-old son Ryan said he was gay, they told him they loved him, but he had to change. He entered “reparative therapy,” met … Continue reading

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Don’t shut door to dialogue with Islamic State: pope

ABOARD PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Tuesday that while it was “almost impossible” to have a dialogue with Islamic State insurgents, the door should not be shut. “I never say ‘all is lost’, never. Maybe there can’t … Continue reading

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Don’t shut door to dialogue with Islamic State: pope

ABOARD PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Tuesday that while it was “almost impossible” to have a dialogue with Islamic State insurgents, the door should not be shut. “I never say ‘all is lost’, never. Maybe there can’t … Continue reading

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Pope says orders investigation into sexual abuse in Spain

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Tuesday he had personally ordered an investigation into a case of sexual abuse of a minor by priests in Spain because he felt the church should not hide the truth. … Continue reading

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Pope says orders investigation into sexual abuse in Spain

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Tuesday he had personally ordered an investigation into a case of sexual abuse of a minor by priests in Spain because he felt the church should not hide the truth. … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Catholic Claims to Shakespeare

On Tuesday, word spread about the discovery of a “first folio” of the works of William Shakespeare, an artifact that news outlet placed somewhere between the holy grail and a black rhinoceros on the scale of metaphorical rarity. It was … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Catholic Claims to Shakespeare

On Tuesday, word spread about the discovery of a “first folio” of the works of William Shakespeare, an artifact that news outlet placed somewhere between the holy grail and a black rhinoceros on the scale of metaphorical rarity. It was … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church urges government not to use pope’s visit to help election campaign

By Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church has urged the government not to use a forthcoming visit by Pope Francis to help its re-election campaign after media reported posters had appeared depicting the pontiff … Continue reading

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