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  • Nabeel Qureshi, who shared conversion from Islam to Christianity, dies at 34

    Nabeel Qureshi, who shared conversion from Islam to Christianity, dies at 34

    Nabeel Qureshi was raised an Ahmadi Muslim by his parents, who immigrated to the United States from Pakistan. When he was an adult, a Christian friend challenged him to study Islam with a critical eye, the same way he had studied Christianity. After several years of investigation, and what he described as dreams and visions, he became a Christian.

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  • Cardinal Carlo Caffara and the perennial genius of Catholicism

    Cardinal Carlo Caffara and the perennial genius of Catholicism

    Although some accounts have framed the Sept. 6 death of Italian Cardinal Carlo Caffarra almost entirely in terms of his final act as one of the “dubia cardinals” challenging Pope Francis’s document “Amoris Laetita,” he was a much bigger figure than that, and he illustrated Catholicism’s perennial genius for embracing strong and divergent views on important questions all at once.

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  • Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor dies at the age of 85

    Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor dies at the age of 85

    Cormac Murphy-O’Connor was chosen as Archbishop of Westminster following the death of Cardinal Basil Hume in 1999, and made a cardinal in February 2001, along with Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires. Murphy-O’Connor had come to know Bergoglio well from cardinals’ gatherings in Rome, when they were usually seated together, along with three others, a group the English cardinal nicknamed La Squadra, or “the team.”

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