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Trump to be sworn in on 'Lincoln Bible'

Washington (AFP) – At his swearing-in on Friday, Donald Trump will stand before a crowd of thousands and place his hand on his own Bible and, symbolically, on that used by Abraham Lincoln 156 years before. The president-election’s inauguration committee … Continue reading

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Vatican orders Knights of Malta to cooperate with papal inquiry

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican demanded on Tuesday that the leaders of the Knights of Malta, a worldwide Catholic chivalric and charity group, cooperate with an inquiry into alleged irregularities ordered by Pope Francis. In the … Continue reading

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Vatican rejects Knights of Malta attempt to discredit probe

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican struck back Tuesday at the Knights of Malta, rejecting its attempt to discredit a Vatican-appointed commission investigating the ouster of a top official over a condom scandal. In a sharply worded statement, the Holy … Continue reading

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Knights of Malta seek to discredit pope's probe of ouster

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the embattled Knights of Malta is seeking to discredit a Vatican investigation into the removal of a top official over a condom scandal, insisting that he followed the rules in the dismissal. In … Continue reading

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Britain's minister for Northern Ireland says the Catholic-Protestant government must be dissolved for March 2 elections

kenneth: Trump does not have to ask congress or any court for permission to deport illegal alien invaders. We already have laws on the books that he can employ to deport all illegals and to punish anyone who hires illegals … Continue reading

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After Vatican controversy, McDonald's helps feeds homeless in Rome

By Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) – McDonald’s received a lukewarm reception when it opened a new branch just steps from St. Peter’s Square last month, but on Monday the fast food giant accepted a challenge to adopt one of Pope … Continue reading

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Pope admits to 'darkness' in own faith

Guidonia (Italy) (AFP) – Pope Francis admitted on Sunday to sometimes having “darkness” cloud his own faith, while warning against “Christian parrots” who pay lip service to the church without acting on its values. “At certain times, I have also … Continue reading

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Boston's archbishop joins Vatican office on clergy sex abuse

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s archbishop has been appointed to a top Vatican office that handles cases of clergy sex abuse. The Vatican’s press office announced Saturday that Pope Francis named Cardinal Sean O’Malley the newest member of the Congregation for … Continue reading

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Egypt drops case against mob that attacked Christian woman

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors have thrown out a case brought by an elderly Christian woman against several members of a Muslim mob who stripped off her clothes and paraded her naked on the streets. Last May’s assault in the … Continue reading

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Lynch to speak at Alabama church that was bombed in 1963

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will deliver her final speech as attorney general at a Birmingham church that was the site of one of the most violent attacks of the civil rights movement. Lynch will speak … Continue reading

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