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Echoing Republican split, evangelicals divide over Trump

The list of prominent evangelicals denouncing Donald Trump is growing, but is anyone in the flock listening? The bloc of voters powering the real estate mogul through the Republican primaries is... Read more »

Published March 6, 2016

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Top Vatican cardinal to testify about sex abuse

One of the highest-ranking Vatican officials is being compelled to testify in public starting Sunday about clerical sex abuse, an unusual demonstration of holding even the most senior Catholic... Read more »

Published Feb. 27, 2016

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Republican voters in SC; Democrats in Nevada in spotlight

The presidential race turns to Republicans in South Carolina and Democrats in Nevada on Saturday. Read more »

Published Feb. 20, 2016

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Scalia remembered for love of God, country, family (+video)

In a hallowed place where popes have prayed and pilgrims have flocked, Washington is capping two days of official mourning for Antonin Scalia with a funeral Mass for the late Supreme Court justice. Read more »

Published Feb. 20, 2016

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Video: OKC assistant coach Monty Williams urges forgiveness at wife's funeral

illiams urged forgiveness in an emotional eulogy at the funeral of his wife Ingrid on Thursday in Oklahoma City, where a contingent of NBA coaches and players attended in support. Read more »

Published Feb. 19, 2016

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Pope vs. Trump: 'Not Christian' to only build border walls (+video)

Thrusting himself into the heated American presidential campaign, Pope Francis declared Thursday that Donald Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to address illegal immigration only by building a... Read more »

Published Feb. 18, 2016

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Pope suggests contraception can be condoned in Zika crisis

Pope Francis has suggested that women threatened with the Zika virus could use artificial contraception, saying there's a clear moral difference between aborting a fetus and preventing a pregnancy. Read more »

Published Feb. 18, 2016

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Pope on Trump: People who think only about building walls not Christian

Pope Francis said Thursday that Donald Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. Trump immediately fired back, saying it is disgraceful for a religious... Read more »

Published Feb. 18, 2016

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Pope Francis urges governments to 'open hearts' to migrants (+ video)

In a moment filled with powerful political symbolism, Pope Francis prayed Wednesday at Mexico's dusty northern border for the thousands of migrants who have died trying to reach the United States... Read more »

Published Feb. 17, 2016

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Francis to Mexico priests: Don't be resigned to status quo

Pope Francis urged Mexican priests Tuesday not to resign themselves to a society dominated by drug-fueled violence and corruption, but to get out of their comfortable lives and fight the injustices... Read more »

Published Feb. 16, 2016

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Moroccan freed from Guantanamo slams IS, reflects on torture

As a prisoner in Guantanamo, Younis Chekkouri learned about the new group of Islamic extremists advancing through Syria and Iraq. Read more »

Published Feb. 16, 2016

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Pope denounces exploitation of Mexico's indigenous people

Pope Francis denounced the centuries-old exploitation and social exclusion of Mexico's Indians on Monday, saying the world should instead ask their forgiveness and learn from their culture and... Read more »

Published Feb. 15, 2016

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Sanders, Clinton (and guest) speak at same Las Vegas church

Bernie Sanders may have been the first to make plans to campaign Sunday at Victory Missionary Baptist Church in Las Vegas, but he had to share the pulpit with his rival for the Democratic... Read more »

Published Feb. 14, 2016

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In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not. Read more »

Published Feb. 13, 2016

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Pope opens Mexico visit after historic stop with patriarch

Pope Francis kicked off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with a long popemobile ride past cheering crowds on a day that will start with tough love speeches to the country's political and church... Read more »

Published Feb. 13, 2016

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'Finally': Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader (+video)

With a hug and an exclamation of "Finally," Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic... Read more »

Published Feb. 12, 2016

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Pope briefs priests: Don't be smug, don't judge sinners

A specially-recruited group of priests received last-minute instructions from Pope Francis Tuesday before fanning out through the world to show a more merciful face of the Catholic Church to sinners. Read more »

Published Feb. 9, 2016

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Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet in historic step

Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West, both... Read more »

Published Feb. 5, 2016

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