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‘The Exorcist’ maker says Vatican let him film real rite

US director William Friedkin speaks on May 18, 2016 during “La Lecon de Cinema”, a masterclass at the 69th Cannes Film Festival (AFP Photo/Anne-Christine Poujoulat)More Cannes (France) (AFP) – William Friedkin, the director of the horror classic “The Exorcist”, has … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to receive top Sunni imam at Vatican

Pope Francis (left) is to receive the spiritual leader of the world’s Sunni Muslims, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb (right), at the Vatican (AFP Photo/Kenzo Tribouillard, Filippo Monteforte)More Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis will meet the spiritual leader of the world’s … Continue reading

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Polish troops will help secure Pope Francis’ youth meeting

View photos <p> Pope Francis gives his thumbs up as he leaves after his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) </p>More WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A spokesman says Polish … Continue reading

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Pope condemns ‘bloodsuckers’ who exploit poor workers

Pope Francis gives the thumb up as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Max RossiMore VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis condemned “bloodsuckers” who grow rich by exploiting others … Continue reading

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Pope: Exploiting workers for profit is a mortal sin

View photos <p> Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) </p>More VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says employers … Continue reading

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The Divided Methodist Church

Methodists from around the world are in Portland this week for their General Conference, a big meeting about church teachings and laws that happens every four years. This year, at least, the delegates aren’t focused on bureaucratic minutiae. They are … Continue reading

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Methodists trying to avoid church split over gay rights

Struggling to avoid a split over gay rights, the top policy-making body of the United Methodist Church on Wednesday narrowly approved a full review of all church law on sexuality, amid an emotional meeting roiled by talk of schism. Delegates … Continue reading

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Georgia pastor pleads not guilty to stealing church money

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Savannah pastor says he’s not guilty of charges that he stole more than $250,000 in tithes and offerings by church members over the course of a decade. The Rev. Corey Megill Brown entered his not … Continue reading

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Guam archbishop denies sex abuse allegations in video

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — An archbishop in Guam is defending himself against claims that he sexually abused an altar boy 40 years ago. Archbishop Anthony Apuron released a video Tuesday, in which he denied the allegations brought by Roy Taitague … Continue reading

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AP PHOTOS: Eritrean migrants find escape in Tel Aviv church

In this Saturday, April 23, 2016 photo, Members of the Eritrean Christian Orthodox migrants community baptize a baby at a makeshift church in Tel Aviv, Israel. Hundreds of faithful gather each week in the makeshift churches. With its walls bedecked … Continue reading

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