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Rosie Scammell

Bastille Day attack reignites terrorism and religion debate

Religious leaders around the world condemned terrorism and expressed solidarity with France after scores of people were killed when a truck plowed through crowds celebrating Bastille Day.

Pope Francis: A ‘my-way-or-the-highway’ faith is heretical

Pope Francis has called on Catholics to adopt a “healthy realism” in their approach to their faith, and he decried rigid idealists as heretics.

Pope Francis rips ‘bloodsucking’ bosses and prosperity theology

Pope Francis has blasted employers who do not provide health care as bloodsucking leeches and he also took aim at the popular “theology of prosperity” in a pointed sermon on the dangers of wealth.

Pope Francis: Let’s study idea of ordaining women as deacons

In an opening with historic import, Pope Francis has said he wants to study the possibility of ordaining women as deacons, a step that could for the first time open the ranks of the Catholic Church’s all-male clergy to women.

Pope Francis skullcap fetches $18,000 in online auction

A skullcap worn by Francis has been sold at auction for over $18,000. Not too shabby for an item that can cost less than $100 retail.

Syrian refugees sheltered by Pope Francis describe ‘miracle’ journey

Three Syrian families flown to Rome by Pope Francis are calling their trip from the battle lines of a five-year civil war to safety in the shadow of the Vatican a “miracle” journey.

Sanders delivers his campaign pitch, wrapped in praise for the pope

n the end, Bernie Sanders got something almost as good as a picture with Pope Francis: blanket international news coverage and a chance to deliver his stump speech wrapped in the words of the pontiff, one of the most popular leaders on the planet.

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