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  • Pope condemns ‘homicidal folly’ of Nice massacre

    “We condemn in an absolute manner every manifestation of homicidal folly, hatred, terrorism, and attacks against peace,” a Vatican spokesman said Friday, after 84 were killed when a 31-year-old Tunisian plowed a truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, a French national holiday.

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  • First-ever woman a surprise pick as papal PR aide

    First-ever woman a surprise pick as papal PR aide

    Although she’s the first woman ever to hold the job of deputy director of the Vatican Press Office, Spanish journalist Paloma Garcia Ovejero played down that aspect of the move, saying it should matter “as much as the fact that I have brown hair, that I’m from Madrid, from Spain, and not too tall.”

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  • Pope Francis nails 3-point shot by naming American spokesman

    Pope Francis nails 3-point shot by naming American spokesman

    By naming Greg Burke as his new spokesman, Pope Francis hit a three: He’s debunked impressions of being anti-American, he’s shown that competence matters, and he’s signaled openness to groups seen as conservative. For a bonus, Francis tapped a lay woman as Burke’s number two.

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