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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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Vatican on alert for Islamist attack, but no plot: security chief

ROME (Reuters) – The Vatican is on alert in case of an attack by Islamist militants against the city-state or Pope Francis, but officials are not aware of any specific plot, the head of Vatican security said in a rare … Continue reading

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Why tolerance of religion is not enough

With calm and respectful questions, the nine justices of the US Supreme Court debated yet another case about religious freedom on Wednesday. This one involved a Muslim woman who was not hired by a company because she wore a head … Continue reading

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