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  • Pope says work and family, not ‘speculation,’ are keys to growth

    Pope says work and family, not ‘speculation,’ are keys to growth

    During a visit to the Quirinale Palace on Saturday to meet Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella, Pope Francis insisted that employment and pro-family policies are the real keys to a society’s growth, not “speculative” business models calculated to generate short-term profits but lacking a long-term vision for providing “stable and dignified work.”

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  • Italian atheists vow to fight pro-crucifix court ruling

    Italian atheists vow to fight pro-crucifix court ruling

    After a regional court on the Italian island of Sardinia refused to strike down an order by the mayor of a small town requiring crucifixes to be displayed in all government offices, the advocacy group for atheists and agnostics that brought the case is vowing to fighting on, taking it to a higher Italian court or perhaps the European Court of Human Rights.

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  • Shock and outrage surround theft of St. John Bosco’s brain

    Shock and outrage surround theft of St. John Bosco’s brain

    After a reliquary containing a small piece of the brain of St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesian religious order and a legendary pastor of youth, was stolen from a basilica in northern Italy dedicated to his memory Saturday night, devotees are saying, ‘You can steal a relic, but you can’t rob us of our saint.’

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