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German Catholic Church opens labor law more to divorced and gays

By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) – Germany’s Roman Catholic Church, an influential voice for reforms prompted by Pope Francis, has decided lay employees who divorce and remarry or form gay civil unions should no longer automatically lose their jobs. Catholic … Continue reading

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Tricks – not miracles

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis pulled off some trick moves in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday. He had great instructors: The Harlem Globetrotters. The basketball troupe met with the pope during his weekly general audience. They presented a framed … Continue reading

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Christian sect killings in Angola shrouded in fear and mystery

By Herculano Coroado MOUNT SUMI, Angola (Reuters) – The only traces of thousands of Angolan Christian sect members who were camped in these hills are burnt-out vehicles, shacks pocked with bullet holes and bloodstains in the soil. The details of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to meet Cuban President Castro privately on Sunday

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis and Cuban President Raul Castro will meet privately on Sunday, a spokesman said, four months before the pontiff’s trip to the Caribbean island, his first as leader of the Catholic Church. Vatican spokesman Federico … Continue reading

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Vatican says Cuban president to visit Pope Francis this week

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says Cuban President Raul Castro will visit Pope Francis this Sunday at the Vatican. A brief statement from Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi late Tuesday said Francis would receive Castro in the Apostolic … Continue reading

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Cuban leader Raul Castro to visit Pope Sunday

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis will meet with Cuban President Raul Castro at the Vatican on Sunday, Holy See spokesman Federico Lombardi announced. “Raul Castro will be received in the morning for strictly private talks,” the spokesman said in … Continue reading

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Mohammed cartoon event group pushes religious envelope

Washington (AFP) – The group behind the Prophet Mohammed cartoon event in Texas where police killed two gunmen Sunday has a history of making provocative statements about Islam that it says are aimed at defending “freedom” and critics see as … Continue reading

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Mohammed cartoon event group pushes religious envelope

Washington (AFP) – The group behind the Prophet Mohammed cartoon event in Texas where police killed two gunmen Sunday has a history of making provocative statements about Islam that it says are aimed at defending “freedom” and critics see as … Continue reading

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Mohammed cartoon event group pushes religious envelope

Washington (AFP) – The group behind the Prophet Mohammed cartoon event in Texas where police killed two gunmen Sunday has a history of making provocative statements about Islam that it says are aimed at defending “freedom” and critics see as … Continue reading

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Scorsese says movie ‘Silence’ inspired by religion

Taipei (AFP) – Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese said Monday his decision to shoot the historic-drama “Silence” was inspired by his religious childhood, despite the Hollywood heavyweight not typically being known for spiritual outpourings. Lauded for his direction of often violent … Continue reading

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