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  • After Trump, Pope Francis tackled the Balkans on Friday

    After Trump, Pope Francis tackled the Balkans on Friday

    Some forty-eight hours ago, a meeting between Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump made global headlines. On Friday, Francis received the heads of state of two Balkan nations, Bulgaria and Macedonia, and almost no one noticed. Yet from the pontiff’s point of view, there’s good reason to think these sessions were every bit as important.

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  • Dolan presses White House on relief for persecuted Christians

    Dolan presses White House on relief for persecuted Christians

    Despite expectations that the meeting between Pope Francis and President Donald Trump on Wednesday would be contentious, it proved surprisingly upbeat. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York predicts the two leaders may collaborate, among other things on anti-Christian persecution, and says he’s already suggested one way the White House could do that in terms of funding relief efforts.

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  • Trump has to be happy with outcome of Pope summit

    Trump has to be happy with outcome of Pope summit

    Although one half-hour encounter can’t magically dissolve all the potential flash points in the relationship between the Vatican under Pope Francis and the White House under President Donald Trump, it still seems Trump got more than he could have expected out of Wednesday’s encounter, including a Vatican statement that played up areas in which the president and the pope are on the same page.

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