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In Sri Lanka, hoping for a touch from Pope Francis

They came to hear him, to see him. They came from mansions in Colombo, from concrete apartment buildings in Kandy, from little villages in the hills of Sri Lanka. And how could they not come? To... Read more »

Published Jan. 15, 2015

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Pope travels to war-torn north Sri Lanka, urges forgiveness

Pope Francis traveled to the jungles of war-torn northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday for a deeply symbolic show of solidarity with the victims of the country's 25-year civil war and to urge Sri Lankans as a whole to forgive one another... Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2015

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Pope travels to war-torn north Sri Lanka, urges forgiveness

Pope Francis traveled to the jungles of war-torn northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday for a deeply symbolic show of solidarity with the victims of the country's 25-year civil war and to urge forgiveness... Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2015

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Israel paper cuts Merkel from Paris march photo for modesty

A small Jewish ultra-Orthodox newspaper in Israel is making waves internationally for removing German Chancellor Angela Merkel from a photo of this week's Paris march out of modesty. Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2015

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Israel paper cuts German Chancellor Angela Merkel from Paris march photo for modesty

A small Jewish ultra-Orthodox newspaper in Israel is making waves internationally for removing German Chancellor Angela Merkel from a photo of this week's Paris march out of modesty. Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2015

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Pope backs search for wartime truth in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis brought calls for reconciliation and justice to Sri Lanka on Tuesday as he began a weeklong Asian tour, saying the island nation can't fully heal from a quarter-century of brutal civil... Read more »

Published Jan. 13, 2015

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Pope backs search for wartime truth in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis brought calls for reconciliation as well as justice in Sri Lanka on Tuesday at the start of a weeklong Asian tour, saying the island nation can't fully heal from a quarter-century of... Read more »

Published Jan. 13, 2015

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Pope backs search for wartime truth in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis brought calls for reconciliation and justice to Sri Lanka on Tuesday as he began a weeklong Asian tour, saying the island nation can't fully heal from a quarter-century of brutal civil war without pursuing the truth... Read more »

Published Jan. 13, 2015

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Pope mania sweeps Philippines ahead of Pope Francis' visit

Well before Pope Francis' plane touches down in this Asian bastion of the Roman Catholic faith, Filipinos have been snapping their selfies beside his life-sized cutout image in churches and malls.... Read more »

Published Jan. 13, 2015

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POPE WATCH: Muslim party welcomes pope's Sri Lanka visit

Pope Francis on Tuesday began a highly anticipated six-day visit to Asia that will also take him to the Philippines. Here are some glimpses of his trip as it unfolds: Read more »

Published Jan. 13, 2015

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Arizona church poised to win Supreme Court fight over signs

A small church in a Phoenix suburb appeared likely Monday to win its Supreme Court dispute over a local ordinance that puts limits on roadside signs that direct people to Sunday services. Read more »

Published Jan. 12, 2015

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Pope brings message of religious, ethnic dialogue to Asia

Pope Francis is bringing a message of interreligious and interethnic harmony to a Sri Lanka still recovering from the wounds of a brutal, quarter-century civil war and on the heels of new... Read more »

Published Jan. 12, 2015

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Kosher market attack deepens fears among European Jews

The killing of four French Jews in last week's hostage standoff at a Paris kosher market has deepened the fears among European Jewish communities shaken by rising anti-Semitism and feeling... Read more »

Published Jan. 12, 2015

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Pope: Fundamentalist terrorism result of 'deviant religion'

Pope Francis on Monday denounced the religious fundamentalism that inspired the Paris massacres and ongoing Mideast conflicts, saying the attackers were enslaved by "deviant forms of religion" that... Read more »

Published Jan. 12, 2015

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Thousands join rallies worldwide to honor Paris victims

thousands of people gathered in cities around the world on Sunday to honor the 17 victims who died during three days of bloodshed in Paris last week, and to support freedom of expression. Read more »

Published Jan. 11, 2015

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People join rallies worldwide to honor Paris victims

thousands of people gathered in cities around the world on Sunday to honor the 17 victims who died during three days of bloodshed in Paris last week, and to support freedom of expression. Read more »

Published Jan. 11, 2015

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People join rallies worldwide to honor Paris victims

gathered in cities around the world on Sunday to honor the 17 victims who died during three days of bloodshed in Paris last week, and to support freedom of expression. Read more »

Published Jan. 11, 2015

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Violence fuels debate among Muslims over interpreting faith

After gunmen in Paris killed 12 people, Saudi Arabia's top body of Muslim clerics quickly condemned the attack and said it could have no acceptable justification. It was a signal from some of the... Read more »

Published Jan. 10, 2015

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Islamic leader urges Muslims to visit Jerusalem holy site

The head of the world's largest Islamic organization on Monday paid a rare visit to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, urging Muslims to follow suit to strengthen Palestinian claims to the holy site. Read more »

Published Jan. 5, 2015

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Islamic leader urges Muslims to visit Jerusalem holy site

The head of the world's largest Islamic organization on Monday paid a rare visit to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, urging Muslims to follow suit and come to the city in a bid to strengthen Palestinian... Read more »

Published Jan. 5, 2015

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Myanmar Catholics pleased to welcome first local cardinal

Church colleagues on Monday proudly welcomed home Archbishop Charles Maung Bo, a day after his appointment by Pope Francis as Myanmar's first Roman Catholic cardinal. Read more »

Published Jan. 5, 2015

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Pope picks 15 new cardinals reflecting diversity

Pope Francis named 15 new cardinals Sunday, selecting them from 14 nations including far-flung corners of the world such as Tonga, New Zealand, Cape Verde and Myanmar to reflect the diversity of... Read more »

Published Jan. 4, 2015

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Pope picks 15 new cardinals to reflect diversity

Pope Francis named 15 new cardinals Sunday, selecting them from 14 nations, including far-flung corners of the world such as Tonga, New Zealand, Cape Verde and Myanmar, to reflect the diversity of... Read more »

Published Jan. 4, 2015

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Jailed in Egypt, journalists fate still uncertain

For a year, three Al-Jazeera English journalists have been locked up in Egypt on terrorism-related charges widely viewed as trumped up for political reasons. Read more »

Published Dec. 29, 2014

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Jailed in Egypt, journalists fate still uncertain

For a year, three Al-Jazeera English journalists have been locked up in Egypt on terrorism-related charges widely viewed as trumped up for political reasons. Read more »

Published Dec. 29, 2014

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