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Car hits packed Florida church, injuring about 20

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A car slammed into a packed Florida church Sunday night just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, barreling through its brick outer wall and several rows of pews and injuring about 20 … Continue reading

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Car hits packed US church, injuring about 20

FORT MYERS, Florida (AP) — A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, barreling through its brick outer wall and several rows of pews and injuring about 20 people, authorities … Continue reading

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Vatican knew for decades about Legion problem

The late Pope John Paul II and his top advisers failed to grasp the severity of the sexual abuse problem until late in his 26-year papacy, especially concerns about the troubled Legion of Christ order and its leader, the Rev. … Continue reading

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Syria’s Assad pays Easter visit to recaptured Christian town

By Firas Makdesi MAALOULA, Syria (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited an ancient Christian town recaptured from rebels last week, state media said, as he seeks to persuade minorities that the government is their best protection against … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Marking Christianity’s most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the … Continue reading

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Unease in Vatican over cardinal’s ‘luxury flat’

Vatican City (AFP) – An Italian cardinal is moving into a 600-square-metre (6,500 square foot) Vatican apartment in apparent contradiction with Pope Francis’s call for a “poor Church”, Italian daily La Repubblica reported on Sunday. Tarcisio Bertone is the Vatican’s … Continue reading

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Reliving the Seder story, in old ways and new

A votive in a glass holder, etched with the Star of David and the words “In memory,” sits on the granite table. “We will remember the terrible tragedy,” Ron Wolfson says, referring to the previous day’s shootings at two Jewish … Continue reading

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Pope presides at Vatican Mass leading Catholics into Easter

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Saturday led Easter rites commemorating what Christians believe was Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, and urged people to rediscover direction in their lives. Marking the second Easter season of his … Continue reading

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Pope seeks to bring faith to "ends of the Earth"

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith “to the ends of the Earth” as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica. The vigil is among the Vatican’s … Continue reading

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At Easter, Ukrainian church condemns Russian ‘aggression’

By Alastair Macdonald KIEV (Reuters) – As Russians and Ukrainians celebrated Easter on Sunday with their nations locked in conflict, the head of Ukraine’s Orthodox Church condemned Russian “aggression” and said “evil” would be defeated. “Against our peace-loving nation, which … Continue reading

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