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Pope condemns pedophilia as details of girl’s death shock Italy

Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus prayer in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro BianchiMore By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis called for “severe punishment” for pedophiles on Sunday after new … Continue reading

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Pope insists pedophile criminals be ‘severely’ punished

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Regina Coeli prayer from his studio’s window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)More VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is insisting that pedophiles who abuse … Continue reading

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Pope decries ‘desperate’ situation in Syrian city of Aleppo

View photos Pope Francis waves during the Regina Coeli prayer from his studio’s window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, May 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)More VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is decrying worsening violence amid the … Continue reading

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Openly gay rock singer changing tune on Mormon religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees is denouncing his faith in his latest music video. The lead singer of the Provo-based … Continue reading

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Kasich calls for balance on gay rights, religious beliefs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Asked about gay rights and marriage equality, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Friday that more people should take a “chill pill” and try to get along with one another rather than turn to unwieldy legislation. … Continue reading

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Friend of white man accused in black Charleston church massacre pleads guilty to lying to feds

South Sudan forms unity government South Sudan’s transitional unity government was sworn into office Friday, with President Salva Kiir sharing power with ex-rebels in a key step in a long-delayed peace process. Under terms of an August 2015 peace deal, … Continue reading

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Biden takes ‘Moonshot’ cancer campaign to Vatican

Pope Francis (left) shakes hands with US Vice-President Joe Biden during an audience at the Vatican, on April 29, 2016 (AFP Photo/)More Vatican City (AFP) – US Vice President Joe Biden won Pope Francis’s backing Friday in his battle for … Continue reading

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Charleston church shooting suspect’s friend to plead guilty to lying

South Carolina shooting suspect Dylann Roof (C) is escorted by police after being detained in Shelby, North Carolina June 18, in this still image from a dash cam video released by the Shelby Police Department June 23, 2015. REUTERS/Shelby Police … Continue reading

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Friend of alleged Charleston church shooter entering plea

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A friend of the man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church is appearing before a judge to plead guilty to federal charges. Under a plea agreement … Continue reading

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The Latest: Church member arraigned in fatal shooting

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a church member charged with fatally shooting another worshipper in suburban Philadelphia (all times local): ___ 6:10 p.m. A member of a suburban Philadelphia church has been ordered held in the shooting death … Continue reading

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