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Vatican goes on offensive to defend US-Spanish saint

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is mounting a campaign to defend an 18th century Franciscan missionary who will be canonized by Pope Francis in the U.S. against protests from Native Americans who have compared his conversion of natives to … Continue reading

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Pope condemns resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis on Monday condemned a “worrying” resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe and urged the continuation of dialogue between Christians and Jews. Speaking during a meeting with the Conference of the European Rabbis (CER), a first … Continue reading

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Harry Reid helps former senator join Mormon church

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada has helped a former U.S. Senate colleague become a Mormon. Reid, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gave a blessing to Larry Pressler … Continue reading

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Tennessee proposal to make the Bible an official state book derailed by senators’ vote

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee proposal to make the Bible an official state book derailed by senators’ vote. Article source: Article Source

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Kids taken from home-based church where police say boy died

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say five children have been removed from a Dallas-area home that served as a church where leaders helped starve a 2-year-old boy to rid him of a “demon.” Texas Child Protective Services tell The Dallas Morning … Continue reading

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Kids taken from home-based church where police say boy died

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say five children have been removed from a Dallas-area home that served as a church where leaders helped starve a 2-year-old boy to rid him of a “demon.” Texas Child Protective Services tell The Dallas Morning … Continue reading

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Greek PM, Orthodox leader mull using Church assets to ease debt

Athens (AFP) – Greece’s radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced Thursday the start of a “dialogue” with the powerful Orthodox Church on using clerical assets to boost the struggling state coffers. Tsipras, the first Greek premier to be sworn … Continue reading

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Greek PM, Orthodox leader mull using Church assets to ease debt

Athens (AFP) – Greece’s radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced Thursday the start of a “dialogue” with the powerful Orthodox Church on using clerical assets to boost the struggling state coffers. Tsipras, the first Greek premier to be sworn … Continue reading

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Elio Toaff, rabbi who hosted first pope visit to synagogue, dies at 99

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) – Elio Toaff, the chief rabbi of Rome for half a century and a pivotal player in Christian-Jewish reconciliation, has died at the age of 99. Toaff, who a spokesman said died on Sunday night, … Continue reading

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Pope urges world action to stop more migrant disasters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis, speaking after some 700 migrants were feared dead in the Mediterranean, on Sunday appealed to the international community to take swift and decisive action to avoid more tragedies. “They are men and women like … Continue reading

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