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  • Christian refugees in Turkey tell pope: ‘Don’t forget about us!’

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY — Pope Francis made it clear, heading into his trip to Turkey, that refugees fleeing the Islamic State in neighboring Iraq are on his mind. Although the pontiff apparently won’t make the excursion to the border as he originally wanted, he is expected to speak on the issue

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  • Will the pope challenge Turkey on anti-Christian bias?

    Recently the Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis will travel to Turkey Nov. 28-30, the official purpose for which is largely ecumenical. He’ll visit Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople on the feast of St. Andrew, considered their patron in much the same way Catholics regard St. Peter as the first pope.

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  • Former church supervisor sentenced for molestations

    LANCASTER, Calif. – Prosecutors say a former youth supervisor at a Los Angeles County church has been sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison for molesting two girls during Sunday services. Jonathan Michael Macy of Lancaster pleaded no contest last month to charges including one count of lewd

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  • Christian group to turn former abortion clinic into memorial garden

    TOLEDO, Ohio – A Christian ministry plans to turn an abandoned abortion clinic into a memorial garden for the unborn. Center for Choice, the Uptown Toledo facility where 50,000 abortions were performed between 1983 and 2013, was purchased last week by Agora, a Christian prayer organization that is working with a

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  • Beards, belief, and baseball: Does facial hair equal faithful holiness?

    On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that will decide whether a Muslim inmate can grow a beard in keeping with his religious beliefs. Does facial hair equal faithful holiness? The Christian beard Christianity has an on-again, off-again relationship with the beard. St. Augustine wrote: “The

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  • Atheists tweet more often than Christians

    What does a map of the U.S. religious landscape look like in 140 characters? A new study of Twitter finds that self-identified religious users are more likely to tweet to members of their own faith than to members of a different one. The study examined people whose Twitter profiles identified

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