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  • What would Pope Francis think of Trump’s Afghanistan policy?

    • Aug 31, 2017

    President Donald Trump recently announced his administration’s new policy in Afghanistan. While neither Pope Francis nor the Vatican has directly commented on it, in recent years there has been an increased push for peace-building and non-violent solutions from Church officials when it comes to the fight against terrorism.

  • War without end, amen: U.S. to increase troop presence in Afghanistan

    War without end, amen: U.S. to increase troop presence in Afghanistan

    • Aug 26, 2017

    President Donald Trump changed course from what he said during the campaign about leaving Afghanistan this week. Now he will be sending a large troop increase to the country. However, he offered no plans for ending the war, even though polls show most Americans don’t think it’s possible to win and want the soldiers to come home.

  • Pope Francis calls Kabul bombing a “brutal act of violence”

    Pope Francis calls Kabul bombing a “brutal act of violence”

    • May 31, 2017

    A truck bomb has killed dozens of people in an area of Kabul called the Green Zone, in which government offices and foreign embassies are located. It is one of the most fortified and tightly secured places in the country, and officials are unsure how the bomb – suspected to have been in a large truck – was allowed into the district.

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