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  • Top Vatican diplomat backs use of force in wake of Paris attacks

    Top Vatican diplomat backs use of force in wake of Paris attacks

    ROME — In the wake of ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks in Paris over the weekend, the Vatican’s top diplomat has supported military intervention to disarm “an unjust aggressor” and also acknowledged that the Vatican itself could be a target “because of its religious significance.” Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary

  • Francis says invoking God in terrorist attacks is blasphemy

    ROME — Pope Francis repeated his condemnation of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, saying on Sunday that using God’s name to justify violence is a “blasphemy.” “I want to strongly reaffirm that the path of violence and hatred doesn’t solve the problems of humanity!” Francis said during his prepared remarks

  • Catholic League says French paper provoked the attack

    As sympathy for the victims of Wednesday’s shooting at a Paris satirical newspaper pours in and questions remain about the motives of the alleged attackers, a Catholic activist says the paper’s now deceased editor must share some responsibility. The president of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue, said in a statement


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