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  • African calls West’s imposition of abortion ‘cultural supremacy’

    African calls West’s imposition of abortion ‘cultural supremacy’

    The British government co-hosted an international Family Planning Summit in London with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.N. Population Fund. The U.K. Department for International Development said the July 11 summit aimed to boost global commitment to “ensuring women and girls have access to family planning services.” Many Africans accuse the conference of behaving like “old colonial masters” by trying to impose abortion on the continent.

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  • Pope, Merkel find ‘harmony’ on Africa, climate change and poverty

    German Chancellor Merkel told the press that she and Pope Francis had talked about Africa during their 40-minute encounter, especially the role of the European Union in trying to promote economic development. She said the two leaders had also discussed the importance of “tearing down walls,” protecting the environment, and promoting a multilateral approach to solving global problems.

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  • Pope Francis won’t go to South Sudan; proposed trip too dangerous

    Pope Francis won’t go to South Sudan; proposed trip too dangerous

    Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke confirmed a trip to South Sudan by Pope Francis would not happen in 2017. The pontiff would have travelled with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, to the war-torn country. The security situation in South Sudan has been deteriorating, and it was determined the proposed trip would be too dangerous.

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