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  • Pope Francis turns down $1 million donation by Argentine government

    Pope Francis turns down $1 million donation by Argentine government

    • Jun 16, 2016

    After Pope Francis spurned a $1 million donation from the government of Argentine President Mauricio Macri, some are styling it a deliberate snub, some say it’s just Francis being Francis, and still others think the pope said no because the amount in Argentinian Pesos contains the Biblical number “666.”

  • German Catholics petition state to reinstate God references in constitution

    • Oct 14, 2014

    BERLIN – Germany’s Roman Catholics are launching a campaign to reinstate references to God in the preamble to the newly drafted constitution of the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Last week, the state parliament voted with a two-thirds majority to exclude mention of God from the new constitution, becoming the seventh

  • NY governor wants to create faith-based services agency

    • Oct 10, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to create a new state Office of Faith-Based Community Services. The Democratic governor announced his plan Thursday night in Harlem during remarks to a convention of the United Missionary Baptist Association. The agency would help religious organizations and houses

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