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Pope to meet with autistic kids to end stigma

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with autistic children and their families in a bid to help raise awareness and end the stigma and isolation of people living with autism spectrum disorders. The Saturday audience will cap an … Continue reading

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Muslim addresses Church of England synod for first time

London (AFP) – A British Muslim addressed a Church of England synod for the first time on Tuesday in a discussion with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on the suffering of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria. Fuad Nahdi, head … Continue reading

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U.S. court rejects religious objection to Obamacare contraception deal

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a win for the Obama administration on insurance coverage for contraception under Obamacare, a U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled that Catholic non-profit groups’ religious rights were not violated by a compromise already … Continue reading

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Pope decries tensions over immigrants in Europe

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says sharp tensions in European cities over immigrants could get worse unless authorities, citizens and the newcomers sit down and discuss their prejudices. The pope’s remarks Sunday to visitors in St. Peter’s Square follow … Continue reading

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Pope weighs in as Italy refugee influx accelerates again

Rome (AFP) – Pope Francis weighed into Italy’s immigration crisis on Sunday, warning the country it faced a “social emergency”, as the influx of asylum seekers blamed for mob violence in Rome accelerated again. Using his weekly address to the … Continue reading

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Pope says Italy immigrant tensions a ‘social emergency’

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis on Sunday described violent attacks on refugees in Rome as symptomatic of a “social emergency” that will only get worse if it is not addressed. Addressing the crowds in St Peter’s Square after his … Continue reading

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Pope says Italy immigrant tensions a ‘social emergency’

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis on Sunday described violent attacks on refugees in Rome as symptomatic of a “social emergency” that will only get worse if it is not addressed. Addressing the crowds in St Peter’s Square after his … Continue reading

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Pope Francis warns of ‘social emergency’ after Rome clashes

ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis warned on Sunday of a “social emergency” after violent protests against a migrant reception center in Rome highlighted growing social tensions in disadvantaged areas of the Italian capital. The reception center in the Tor Sapienza … Continue reading

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Pope Francis warns of ‘social emergency’ after Rome clashes

ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis warned on Sunday of a “social emergency” after violent protests against a migrant reception center in Rome highlighted growing social tensions in disadvantaged areas of the Italian capital. The reception center in the Tor Sapienza … Continue reading

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Bodies of 74 S.Africans killed in Lagos church collapse flown home

Pretoria (AFP) – Long wails echoed through an airforce base hangar Sunday as grieving family members broke down during a ceremony to receive the remains of 74 South Africans killed in a Nigerian church building collapse. Many could not fight … Continue reading

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