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  • Vatican decries “genocidal scourge” of terrorism in the Middle East

    Vatican decries “genocidal scourge” of terrorism in the Middle East

    The chief Vatican diplomat to the United Nations said “there is no greater antidote to violence and hatred than dialogue and encounter” during a debate on the situation in the Middle East taking place at the UN Security Council. Archbishop Bernardito Auza also called on religious leaders to speak out against terrorism, especially when it’s done in the name of God.

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  • ‘The resurrection is not a fantasy,’ Pope Francis insists on Easter Sunday

    ‘The resurrection is not a fantasy,’ Pope Francis insists on Easter Sunday

    Pope Francis once again broke with tradition on Easter Sunday, delivering a largely improvised homily centered on a phone call from the day before with a young engineer suffering from a serious illness. Francis said he attempted to explain to the young man that while God does not give explanations for the suffering of the world, he does offer the promise of the resurrection, which the pope insisted is no mere “fantasy.”

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  • This Holy Week, Good Friday gave Easter Sunday a run for its money

    This Holy Week, Good Friday gave Easter Sunday a run for its money

    Christians believe Christ’s resurrection means that, in the end, light always extinguishes darkness and good always triumphs over evil. During Holy Week 2017, however, that eventual outcome seemed awfully far away, as the week was surrounded by reminders of martyrdom and repeatedly punctuated both with acts of violence and reminders of deep suffering.

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