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  • Dolan presses White House on relief for persecuted Christians

    Dolan presses White House on relief for persecuted Christians

    Despite expectations that the meeting between Pope Francis and President Donald Trump on Wednesday would be contentious, it proved surprisingly upbeat. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York predicts the two leaders may collaborate, among other things on anti-Christian persecution, and says he’s already suggested one way the White House could do that in terms of funding relief efforts.

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  • Trump has to be happy with outcome of Pope summit

    Trump has to be happy with outcome of Pope summit

    Although one half-hour encounter can’t magically dissolve all the potential flash points in the relationship between the Vatican under Pope Francis and the White House under President Donald Trump, it still seems Trump got more than he could have expected out of Wednesday’s encounter, including a Vatican statement that played up areas in which the president and the pope are on the same page.

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  • Manchester is greater than the forces which attacked it

    Manchester is greater than the forces which attacked it

    The United Kingdom is on high alert in the wake of the May 22 terrorist attack in Manchester which killed 22 people. Religious leaders have condemned the attack, and stories of heroism – both large and small – are beginning to emerge: The homeless guys who picked out the nails from the girls’ faces, the local residents who opened their doors to stranded teenagers, and the queues that formed at blood banks. These are the images, said Prime Minister Theresa May, “that embody the spirit of Manchester and the spirit of Britain.”

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