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  • A pastor explains his politics after saying Trump has authority to attack North Korea

    A pastor explains his politics after saying Trump has authority to attack North Korea

    Pastor Robert Jeffress says people have overreacted to his statement that God has given President Donald Trump the authority to “take out” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Baptist leader said the Bible has given government the authority to use whatever force necessary, including assassination or war, to topple an evil dictator. The remarks came just a month after an article in a Vatican-approved journal said an Evangelical fundamentalism that was “not adverse to conflicts” was exerting influence on U.S. politics.

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  • Amid nuclear fears, remember a pope once helped avert Armageddon

    Amid nuclear fears, remember a pope once helped avert Armageddon

    Though comparisons with North Korea’s threat to fire ballistic missiles near Guam and the Cuban Missile Crisis may be premature, the anxiety level is undeniable. The situation evokes memories of a pope in many ways cut from the same cloth as Francis, St. John XXIII, who helped prevent a nuclear war with a timely and passionate appeal for peace.

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  • Devoutly Catholic Guam celebrates Mass amid N. Korea threat

    Devoutly Catholic Guam celebrates Mass amid N. Korea threat

    There hasn’t been any widespread anxiety among Guam residents, even after Pyongyang vowed to complete a plan to attack waters near the island by mid-August, accustomed as they are to threats from North Korea. However, on Sunday priests across the island prayed for peace and a “just resolution of differences.”

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