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Utah lawmakers file anti-bias bill, with backing of Mormon Church

By Daniel Wallis (Reuters) – Lawmakers in conservative Utah on Wednesday introduced a landmark anti-discrimination bill, with the backing of the Mormon Church, that they said would prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation while also protecting religious freedom. The proposal, … Continue reading

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Mormon church backs Utah LGBT anti-discrimination bill

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers introduced a landmark bill Wednesday that bars discrimination against gay and transgender individuals while protecting the rights of religious groups and individuals. The measure has a rare stamp of approval from the Mormon … Continue reading

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‘The elderly are not aliens': Pope

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis urged his followers at his weekly prayer on Wednesday to show affection and respect for the elderly, saying they must not be treated as “aliens”. “It’s a mortal sin to discard our elderly,” said … Continue reading

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‘The elderly are not aliens': Pope

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis urged his followers at his weekly prayer on Wednesday to show affection and respect for the elderly, saying they must not be treated as “aliens”. “It’s a mortal sin to discard our elderly,” said … Continue reading

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Church: Canadian pastor missing in North Korea

TORONTO (AP) — A senior pastor at a Canadian church has been missing in North Korea since late January, officials said Tuesday. Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim travelled to North Korea on Jan. 31 as part of a regular humanitarian mission … Continue reading

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Pope approves legal framework for financial reform

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis approved detailed new plans to reform Vatican finances on Tuesday, giving the Australian cardinal leading the changes sweeping powers to monitor Vatican departments and ensure budgets conform to international accounting standards. … Continue reading

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Islamic State group releases 4 more Christian hostages

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has released four more Christian hostages from dozens who were abducted by the extremists last week. The four hostages — a married couple, a woman and a 6-year-old girl — … Continue reading

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3,800 Unification Church couples wed in mass ceremony

Thousands of couples took part in a mass wedding on Tuesday at the South Korean headquarters of the Unification Church — the third such event since the death of their “messiah” and church founder Sun Myung Moon. Around 3,800 identically-dressed … Continue reading

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3,800 Unification Church couples wed in mass ceremony

Thousands of couples took part in a mass wedding on Tuesday at the South Korean headquarters of the Unification Church — the third such event since the death of their “messiah” and church founder Sun Myung Moon. Around 3,800 identically-dressed … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Rule of Four’ author thrills with Vatican mystery

“The Fifth Gospel” (Simon Schuster), by Ian Caldwell The curator of a groundbreaking exhibit at the Vatican dies mysteriously hours before its premiere. Within hours, his research partner’s family becomes victim to a home invasion. The second novel from Ian … Continue reading

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