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  • Bishop asks Ohio governor to end death penalty

    Bishop asks Ohio governor to end death penalty

    As Ohio prepares to execute someone for the first time in three years, Bishop Daniel Thomas of Toledo attempts to run interference. He’s sent a letter to Republican Gov. John Kasich, who was raised a Catholic, saying the faith opposes the death penalty and affirms the sacredness of all life.

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  • Mali’s Christians return to church under police protection

    Mali’s Christians return to church under police protection

    Christians in Mali celebrate Christmas with joy even though this is the first Christmas they’ve been able to hold a service at the Catholic church, which was torched in 2012 by the al-Qaida-linked militants who took over the major towns in northern Mali that year.

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  • Christmas a day of service for Michigan Muslims and Jews

    Christmas a day of service for Michigan Muslims and Jews

    In an effort to fight growing acts of hatred against religious minorities, Detroit-area Muslims and Jews have been working together to do acts of charity on Christmas, a day of obvious significance that neither group celebrates. The positive spirit of the idea has inspired people of other faiths. This year, Christians and Sikhs have said they want to participate.

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