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Pope Francis and his 'natural sympathy' for communists

Pope Francis and his 'natural sympathy' for communists

In an opinion article published by the New York Times, Cardinal Joseph Zen ze-kiun -- the retired shepherd of Catholics in Hong Kong -- wrote that a ...

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Cardinal Wuerl, Pope Francis, and communist China

Cardinal Wuerl, Pope Francis, and communist China

What do the Communist Chinese have to do with this event? I'll get to that later. But first the news is not that Pope Francis accepted Cardinal ...

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Dark shadows in Ireland for World Meeting of Families

Dark shadows in Ireland for World Meeting of Families

"We showed no care for the little ones, we abandoned them," Pope Francis says in a letter to the entire Catholic Church in which he ...

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Pope Francis acknowledges with 'sorrow and shame' allegations of abuse

Pope Francis acknowledges with 'sorrow and shame' allegations of abuse

"If one member suffers, all suffer together with it" (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Paul forcefully echo in my heart as I acknowledge ...

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Vatican releases response to 'debunked' Pennsylvania grand jury report

Vatican releases response to 'debunked' Pennsylvania grand jury report

On Thursday, the Vatican's media relations office released the following translation into English of its statement concerning the spiraling sex s ...

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The issues missed in allegations of abuse committed by Cardinal McCarrick

The issues missed in allegations of abuse committed by Cardinal McCarrick

The retired Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C. (2001-2006), Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, was forced to resign from the College of Cardinals beca ...

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Did Pope Francis say 'being gay' is okay?

Did Pope Francis say 'being gay' is okay?

Juan Carlos Cruz is one of three men from Chile who spent a week at the Vatican earlier this year as the guests of Pope Francis, where they spoke to ...

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Pope accepts resignations of 34 bishops in abuse scandal

Pope accepts resignations of 34 bishops in abuse scandal

At the Vatican, 34 Catholic bishops of Chile offered their resignations to Pope Francis in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal within the Catholic ...

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Two cardinals called as witnesses in Vatican bank trial

Two cardinals called as witnesses in Vatican bank trial

The trial of Angelo Caloia, 79, began on May 9 on charges of embezzlement and money laundering. Caloia is an Italian lawyer and former head of the Va ...

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UK-based Envirowaste makes spectacular historical find in a dust-bin

UK-based Envirowaste makes spectacular historical find in a dust-bin

Envirowaste, a UK-based environmental waste company, made a startling discovery in April. It was during an ordinary waste collection in central Londo ...

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Controversial cardinal's ruling thwarts lay Catholics' defense of traditional marriage

Controversial cardinal's ruling thwarts lay Catholics' defense of traditional marriage

Mary's Advocates has had a canon law case on appeal at the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura since October 13, 2017. This is the Suprem ...

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Flaws in CNN's series on the popes

Flaws in CNN's series on the popes

For the past month, CNN has been running weekly episodes of a series called Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History. Each episode focuses on an era an ...

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Disgraced Vatican diplomat faces serious pornography charges

Disgraced Vatican diplomat faces serious pornography charges

Authorities at the Vatican arrested former Vatican diplomat Rev. Carlo Alberto Capella for alleged possession of child pornography and its distributi ...

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Mystery: 3-D image of Jesus Christ revealed

Mystery: 3-D image of Jesus Christ revealed

A specialist presented a three-dimensional image that he asserts represents the body of Jesus. Using the Shroud of Turin -- the purported burial shro ...

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Open letter to Catholic bishops on 'new paradigm' in moral theology

Open letter to Catholic bishops on 'new paradigm' in moral theology

Only fraternal episcopal interventions can now hope to avert what is sure otherwise to be a spiritual catastrophe for the Catholic Church. After s ...

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John J. Tkacik: Pope Francis' pastoral mission to Beijing and Taipei

John J. Tkacik: Pope Francis' pastoral mission to Beijing and Taipei

Nearly a half-millennium ago, on Aug. 9, 1549, Jesuit father Francis Xavier glimpsed the caramel beaches and emerald woodland slopes of ancient Formo ...

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Discerning the truth in opinion surveys about Pope Francis

Discerning the truth in opinion surveys about Pope Francis

Next week, Pope Francis will celebrate his fifth anniversary as pontiff. Fortunately, Pew Research Center has just published a survey of his tenure, ...

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Catholic bishop errs by not reminding spouse of marital duties in divorce

Catholic bishop errs by not reminding spouse of marital duties in divorce

In San Bernardino, California, a Roman Catholic woman is appealing to Vatican authorities against a decree from her bishop's canon lawyer, ...

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How to recognize the enslavement and trafficking of children and women

How to recognize the enslavement and trafficking of children and women

Church and police authorities and non-government organizations (NGOs) came together recently in the Vatican under the Santa Martha Group headed by Ca ...

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Fake news reports Pope Francis gave order of chivalry to pro-abortion politico

Fake news reports Pope Francis gave order of chivalry to pro-abortion politico

When the Dutch government traded honors and awards with Vatican officials last June, the Vatican officials did not announce the Dutch government was ...

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Pope Francis: 'Fix your gaze on Mary'

Pope Francis: 'Fix your gaze on Mary'

Pope Francis delivered a homily on New Years Day, which Catholics celebrate as the Solemnity of the Mother of God, before and after praying the midda ...

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Disturbing Christmas display at Vatican

Disturbing Christmas display at Vatican

I was walking through St. Peter's Square this cold December evening, and I ran into two old friends. We were all in front of the manger scen ...

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Pope Francis encourages learning of Latin

Pope Francis encourages learning of Latin

Pope Francis called on young people to learn Latin so as to reflect “on the inner and intimate essence of the human being.” Reading the g ...

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Moving U.S. embassy in Israel to cost millions and several years

Moving U.S. embassy in Israel to cost millions and several years

Speaking at the White House on Wednesday, President Donald Trump said that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the modern st ...

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Pope Francis urges caution in Trump's embassy move to Jerusalem

Pope Francis urges caution in Trump's embassy move to Jerusalem

Pope Francis called for the "status quo" to be respected with regard to locating foreign embassies to Israel in Jerusalem. The pontiff&rsqu ...

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The troubling address by Pope Francis at an American military cemetery

The troubling address by Pope Francis at an American military cemetery

On Thursday, November 2, Pope Francis traveled about 30 miles south of Rome to the site of the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery at Nettuno, administered ...

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Catholic seminary rector resigns amidst controversy

Catholic seminary rector resigns amidst controversy

The communications office of the Legion of Christ -- an order of priests founded by the controversial Macial Maciel -- announced that the former rect ...

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'You are warriors of hope,' says Pope Francis of migrants

'You are warriors of hope,' says Pope Francis of migrants

Pope Francis told a group of migrants in Bologna, "You are warriors of hope," while he called on the countries of the world to open their g ...

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Muslim 'hatred' seeks to destroy Christianity in Iraq, says Patriarch Sako

Muslim 'hatred' seeks to destroy Christianity in Iraq, says Patriarch Sako

According to a report from Aid to the Church in Need, a Christian charity, Cardinal Pietro Parolin -- the Vatican's secretary of state -- has war ...

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Christianity and European culture are not one and the same, says Vatican official

Christianity and European culture are not one and the same, says Vatican official

"One of the major obstacles to the propagation of faith in Japan seems to be the false identification between Christianity and European culture, ...

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Vatican refuses to release priest for criminal proceedings in US

Vatican refuses to release priest for criminal proceedings in US

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Evangelical leaders seek interview with Pope to explain animosity to Trump

Evangelical leaders seek interview with Pope to explain animosity to Trump

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Global warming is a fact, says Vatican archbishop

Global warming is a fact, says Vatican archbishop

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Vatican newspaper misrepresents Catholic/Evangelical Christian relations

Vatican newspaper misrepresents Catholic/Evangelical Christian relations

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British government refuses to release dying baby boy to his parents

British government refuses to release dying baby boy to his parents

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Trump joins Pope Francis to intervene in Charlie Gard case

Trump joins Pope Francis to intervene in Charlie Gard case

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Vatican rocked by drug-fueled homosexual party

Vatican rocked by drug-fueled homosexual party

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Pope Francis and his ambiguity over the status of separated and divorced Catholics

Pope Francis and his ambiguity over the status of separated and divorced Catholics

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Vatican bank earned $54 million in 2016

Vatican bank earned $54 million in 2016

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Another day, another apology to Islam

Another day, another apology to Islam

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Melania Trump was baptized on Donald Trump's birthday

Melania Trump was baptized on Donald Trump's birthday

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Cynical media still hyping Pope Francis - Trump photo

Cynical media still hyping Pope Francis - Trump photo

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American woman challenges Vatican over church law and divorce

American woman challenges Vatican over church law and divorce

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Callista Gingrich awaits nomination to Vatican ambassadorship

Callista Gingrich awaits nomination to Vatican ambassadorship

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When in Rome: Trump 'kisses' Pope Francis

When in Rome: Trump 'kisses' Pope Francis

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Secret recording of widening split in Catholic canon law regarding remarried couples

Secret recording of widening split in Catholic canon law regarding remarried couples

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Is the First Amendment a suicide pact?

Is the First Amendment a suicide pact?

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Pope Francis speaks on 'need' and 'danger' of populist movements

Pope Francis speaks on 'need' and 'danger' of populist movements

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Vatican finally bars homosexuals from seminaries

Vatican finally bars homosexuals from seminaries

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Don't put Mom's ashes on the shelf, says Vatican

Don't put Mom's ashes on the shelf, says Vatican

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The poverty that is the Vatican's new sexual education program

The poverty that is the Vatican's new sexual education program

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Pope Francis, with apologies to sodomites

Pope Francis, with apologies to sodomites

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Pope Francis confuses Catholics on marriage vows

Pope Francis confuses Catholics on marriage vows

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Pope Francis is wrong about 'real Islam'

Pope Francis is wrong about 'real Islam'

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Bernie Sanders to attend Vatican conference on economy and society

Bernie Sanders to attend Vatican conference on economy and society

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A Catholic priest questions 'The Joy of Love'

A Catholic priest questions 'The Joy of Love'

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Vatican calls for decisive action on terrorism

Vatican calls for decisive action on terrorism

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Is Pope Francis a Marxist?

Is Pope Francis a Marxist?

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Vatican money-for-sainthood scandal hits Spain

Vatican money-for-sainthood scandal hits Spain

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Catholic no-fault divorce: the elephant in the living room

Catholic no-fault divorce: the elephant in the living room

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Catholic marriage advocate seeks reform of annulment reform

Catholic marriage advocate seeks reform of annulment reform

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European cohesion at stake as Pope Francis calls on Catholics to take in refugees

European cohesion at stake as Pope Francis calls on Catholics to take in refugees

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Who were the Pope's advisers on Laudato Si?

Who were the Pope's advisers on Laudato Si?

An Un-Holy Alliance at the Vatican?

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Sin, not markets, causes environmental degradation

Sin, not markets, causes environmental degradation

Kishore Jayabalan reflects on the Laudato Si encyclical, saying Pope Francis seems to blame markets, over-consumption and especially finance, rather than human sin, for all our environmental problems.

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Laudato si: Sin is at the root of the desecration of the environment

Laudato si: Sin is at the root of the desecration of the environment

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Pope Francis and impending environmental break-down

Pope Francis and impending environmental break-down

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The greatness of Pope Francis imperiled by Cardinal Pell

The greatness of Pope Francis imperiled by Cardinal Pell

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Vatican and EU foster nationhood for terrorist Palestinian Authority

Vatican and EU foster nationhood for terrorist Palestinian Authority

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Vatican aligns with free-market advocate Jeffrey Sachs

Vatican aligns with free-market advocate Jeffrey Sachs

Sachs advised the government of Chile after the fall of socialist president Salvador Allende in its transition to a more market-based economy. He is also an advocate of abortion as an effective means of population control.

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Nigerian cardinal says rich countries should not preach environmentalism to poor countries

Nigerian cardinal says rich countries should not preach environmentalism to poor countries

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Open letter to Pope Francis on climate change

Open letter to Pope Francis on climate change

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What to do about re-married Catholics?

What to do about re-married Catholics?

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Pope Francis: death penalty is 'inadmissible'

Pope Francis: death penalty is 'inadmissible'

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Thousands of Catholics petition Pope to defend marriage

Thousands of Catholics petition Pope to defend marriage

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Pope Francis and the untying of knots

Pope Francis and the untying of knots

Is Francis indeed the Red Pope? Or is he merely misunderstood? A review of Austen Ivereigh's "The Great Reformer: Pope Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope".

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Will the doctrine of Christ or Caiaphas prevail?

Will the doctrine of Christ or Caiaphas prevail?

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The Synod on the Family and the heresy of eroticism

The Synod on the Family and the heresy of eroticism

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Pope Francis: God is no cover for injustice

Pope Francis: God is no cover for injustice

Pope Francis made a pitch for social justice.

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An open letter to Pope Francis on the Family Synod

An open letter to Pope Francis on the Family Synod

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Is the Vatican plenary asking the right questions about women?

Is the Vatican plenary asking the right questions about women?

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Open letter to Pope Francis on Family synod

Open letter to Pope Francis on Family synod

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Don't talk trash about Pope Francis' mother

Don't talk trash about Pope Francis' mother

Some conservatives are just as stiff as liberals these days.

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Pope's environment stance aligns with Church

Pope's environment stance aligns with Church

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Is Francis a Red Pope?

Is Francis a Red Pope?

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Pope Francis: visit to Philippines will challenge

Pope Francis: visit to Philippines will challenge "good Catholics"

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Pope Francis lambastes his closest advisors

Pope Francis lambastes his closest advisors

Pope Francis diagnosed the Curia as suffering from a catalog of illnesses: 'spiritual Alzheimer's', 'Martha-ism', 'existential schizophrenia', 'deifying leaders', and indifference.

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Traditional marriage redeems the world's darkness with love

Traditional marriage redeems the world's darkness with love

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The Catholic Church and the New Evangelization: the dangers of accepting false premises

The Catholic Church and the New Evangelization: the dangers of accepting false premises

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Pope Francis is no communist

Pope Francis is no communist

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What the Vatican synod says and doesn't say about the human family

What the Vatican synod says and doesn't say about the human family

A dismissive tone can be discerned in on-the-record statements made by Austrian Cardinal Kasper's remarks about the insistence of African prelates on the traditional definition of Chritian marriage and sexuality.

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Vatican synod on the family: a stream of consciousness

Vatican synod on the family: a stream of consciousness

A 'revolutionary' document has emerged midway in the Vatican synod on the family that has left prominent Catholic commentators stunned and confused.

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Catholic Social Injustice: review of new American Life League video

Catholic Social Injustice: review of new American Life League video

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Nigerian archbishop denounces the West for imposing contraception

Nigerian archbishop denounces the West for imposing contraception

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Humane Vitae 'On Human Life': book review

Humane Vitae 'On Human Life': book review

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Lay Catholics call on Vatican to protect marriage from no-fault divorce

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Pope Francis commemorates fallen Italians of the First World War

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Pope Francis saddened by 'watered down' Christians

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Chaldean Catholic patriarch again begs the world to help Iraq

Chaldean Catholic patriarch again begs the world to help Iraq

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After Israel, the next stop for Hamas is the Vatican

After Israel, the next stop for Hamas is the Vatican

The Hamas terrorists have had no qualms about launching missiles at the holy city, Jerusalem, and the sites allegedly holy to Islam. So too they will have no qualms about attacking Rome.

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Vatican visitation investigates sexual abuse and embezzlement in Paraguay

Vatican visitation investigates sexual abuse and embezzlement in Paraguay

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