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  • Pope Francis prays for an end to ‘inhuman violence’ of terrorism

    Pope Francis prays for an end to ‘inhuman violence’ of terrorism

    Pope Francis on Sunday prayed that God will liberate the world from the “inhuman violence” of terrorism, in the wake of incidents over the past week in Burkina Faso, Barcelona and Finland that left a total of 34 people dead. The pontiff has long condemned terrorism, especially when it’s religiously-inspired, insisting that it’s “blasphemy” to kill in the name of God.

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  • Explaining papal calm on security, plus a note on the convert debate

    Explaining papal calm on security, plus a note on the convert debate

    In the wake of the latest spike in violence across Europe, the Vatican says it’s not taking extra security precautions, in part because safeguards were already “very strong.” Popes often feel a greater degree of calm about their safety than other public figures, because, let’s face it, from their point of view, they’ve got the ultimate safety net.

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  • Why Pope Francis must visit Finland (yeah, I said Finland!)

    Why Pope Francis must visit Finland (yeah, I said Finland!)

    Pope Francis will visit Sweden on October 31, 2016, for an ecumenical celebration which inaugurates a year of commemoration of the Protestant Reformation, and there are five good reasons why the pontiff ought to add a stop in neighboring Finland to his agenda.

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