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  • Meriam Ibrahim expected in New Hampshire this week

    Meriam Ibrahim, the 27-year-old mother of two sentenced to death in Sudan for being Christian, is expected to arrive in New Hampshire this week, CNN reports.

  • Dear Pope Francis: Head west to see the real America

    Dear Pope Francis: I understand, Your Holiness, that your trip to America has not been officially confirmed, but I'd like to offer my suggestions as to both your itinerary and the subject matter of your homilies.

  • Pope goes to stronghold of Naples-area mobsters

    CASERTA, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis has traveled to a southern Italian stronghold of a clan of mobsters who poisoned local farmlands by dumping illicitly trafficked toxic waste. Francis made a late-afternoon visit Saturday to Caserta, the main town in the turf of the Casalesi crime clan of the...

  • Toppled crosses in China spur defiance

    WUXI VILLAGE, China (AP) — The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month. The next day, a church member used his own welding torch to put it back. He was promptly detained and questioned...

  • Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

    ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison. The Vatican characterized the visit with Meriam Ibrahim, 27,...

  • Meriam Ibrahim is finally out of Sudan

    Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese mother of two sentenced to death for leaving Islam, has left Sudan, according to the BBC.

  • Germany, France, Italy condemn anti-Semitic demos

    BERLIN (AP) — The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned the rise in anti-Semitic protests and violence over the conflict in Gaza, saying they will do everything possible to combat it in their countries. "Anti-Semitic rhetoric and hostility against Jews, attacks...

  • German Jewish leader condemns anti-Semitism

    BERLIN (AP) — The leader of Germany's Jewish community says he is shocked by an "explosion of evil and violent hatred of Jews" shown by protesters at pro-Gaza demonstrations across the country. The president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Dieter Graumann, said Monday that "we...

  • Church of England says yes to women bishops

    LONDON (AP) — The Church of England ended one of its longest and most divisive disputes Monday with an overwhelming vote in favor of allowing women to become bishops. The church's national assembly, known as the General Synod, voted for the historic measure, reaching the required two-thirds...

  • Robot writes Torah at Berlin's Jewish Museum

    BERLIN (AP) — The robot's quill runs across the paper scroll, from right to left, scribbling down ancient Hebrew letters with black ink. It is penning down the Torah, the Jews' holy scripture, and it is doing it much faster than a rabbi could because it doesn't need to take breaks. The...

  • Breaking through the myth of 'Islamophobia'

    With an editorial saying Islam "is at the core of some of the Arabs' deep troubles," The Economist has broken through the wall of political correctness that has prevented debate on Islam and its effects.

  • Chicago: A town that won't let you down?

    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents.

  • Woman trolls the left, gets vile response you would suspect

    Holly Fisher, a 27-year-old mother of three, became the subject of liberal ire after she posted a photo of herself in front of a Hobby Lobby store holding a drink from Chick-fil-A and wearing a pro-life t-shirt.

  • Pope: Bishops must be held accountable for abuse

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests. Abuse victims and their...

  • More intolerance toward religion in wake of Hobby Lobby ruling

    Liberal secularism has its own dogmas, and they have been in plain view since the Hobby Lobby decision was handed down last week.



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