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  • McDonald to succeed Adams as Sinn Fein leader

    BELFAST (Reuters) - Mary Lou McDonald will succeed Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein leader, the party said on Saturday, completing a generational shift for the Irish nationalist party.

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  • Pope to visit Peruvian region hard hit by El Nino floods

    When Pope Francis travels Saturday to northern Peru he will find a region still reeling from devastating floods nearly a year ago that toppled hundreds of thousands of homes, left streets covered in thick layers of mud and even ripped apart tombs from an above-ground cemetery.

    Washington Post
  • Pope to visit Peruvian region hard hit by El Nino floods

    When Pope Francis travels Saturday to northern Peru he will find a region still reeling from devastating floods nearly a year ago that toppled hundreds of thousands of homes, left streets covered in thick layers of mud and even ripped apart tombs from an above-ground cemetery. Near the city...

    ABC News
  • With government shutdown, Republicans reap what they sow

    It takes a special type of hypocrite to accuse your opponents of hypocrisy for following in your footsteps Today’s Republican party is built on principle. As a matter of principle, the GOP believes it is the only party that can shut down government as a negotiating tactic. The Democrats’ job is to keep that government open and to cave in to its demands. These truths we hold to be self-evident, after watching several rounds of this sad kabuki theater through the Clinton and Obama years. Continue...

    the Guardian
  • Conservatives question pope’s airborne, shotgun nuptials

    The honeymoon, as it were, is apparently over.

    Washington Post
  • Conservatives question pope's airborne, shotgun nuptials

    The honeymoon, as it were, is apparently over. A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by pronouncing two flight attendants man and wife while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat on Friday questioned the legitimacy of the shotgun sacrament and warned it...

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  • Motorists of the world take heart: even popes get flat tires

    LIMA (Reuters) - Pope Francis may have divine inspiration but not divine inflation: on Friday he suffered what millions of ordinary people have to deal with -- a flat tire.

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  • ‘It’s Great’: Bare-Chested Vladimir Putin Dives into Ice Water to Mark Orthodox Epiphany

    Russian president Vladimir Putin joined millions of Orthodox Christians in celebrating the Feast of Epiphany by diving topless into an ice-cold lake.

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  • Church of England set to lobby Government over rising Down's Syndrome abortions

    The Church of England is set to lobby the Government over a rising number of Down's Syndrome abortions.

    The Telegraph
  • Protect the Amazon from big business and greed, Pope Francis urges

    PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (Reuters) - Pope Francis issued a ringing defense of the people and the environment of the Amazon on Friday, saying big business and "consumerist greed" could not be allowed to destroy a natural habitat vital for the entire planet.

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  • Protect the Amazon from big business and greed, Pope Francis urges

    PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (Reuters) - Pope Francis issued a ringing defense of the people and the environment of the Amazon on Friday, saying big business and "consumerist greed" could not be allowed to destroy a natural habitat vital for the entire planet.

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  • Crowds jostle for holy water as Ethiopia celebrates Epiphany

    Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christians have gathered to celebrate Timkat, or Epiphany, a major holiday marking the baptism of Jesus.

    Washington Post
  • Peace be with you, but no touching: Flu season altering Mass

    Widespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy. The diocese announced Thursday that it's suspending the sharing of consecrated wine during communion and holding hands during the Lord's Prayer. The...

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  • Trump move on healthcare religious freedom prompts discrimination fears

    (Reuters) - The Trump administration's move on Thursday to protect healthcare workers who refuse to perform abortions and other medical procedures on religious or moral grounds is raising fears among some civil rights and medical groups that it will provide legal cover for otherwise unlawful discrimination.

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  • Vladimir Putin takes icy plunge to mark Orthodox Epiphany

    Russian president joins millions in braving freezing temperatures for annual religious ritual Vladimir Putin has joined millions of Orthodox believers to plunge bare-chested into icy water in a Russian tradition marking the Epiphany. Surrounded by Orthodox priests and glittering religious icons, and with the temperature hovering around -5C, the president lowered himself into the waters of Lake Seliger, 220 miles (350km) north-west of Moscow. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • Putin takes dip in icy Russian lake on Epiphany

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken a dip in icy lake waters to celebrate Epiphany, a major holiday in Orthodox Christianity marking the baptism of Jesus. Russian television stations have shown the 65-year-old Putin approaching a hole cut in the ice on Lake Seliger in northwestern...

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  • Russia's Putin takes dip in icy lake to mark Orthodox Epiphany

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on Thursday, observing an Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany.

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  • Russia's Putin takes dip in icy lake to mark Orthodox Epiphany

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on Thursday, observing an Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany.

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  • In Chile, pope met by protests, threats, burned churches

    As he does during every papal visit, Pope Francis produced plenty of surprises in Chile: He married a couple during a flight, stopped his motorcade to help a fallen police officer and wept with victims of sex abuse by priests.

    Washington Post
  • Peru's indigenous await Pope Francis in scorching Amazon

    After lengthy treks through the muddy Amazon, indigenous men, women and children will greet Pope Francis Friday in a visit to the world's largest rainforest that native leaders hope will mark a turning point for the increasingly threatened ecosystem. Francis is expected to meet with several...

    ABC News
  • In Chile, pope met by protests, threats, burned churches

    As he does during every papal visit, Pope Francis produced plenty of surprises in Chile: He married a couple during a flight, stopped his motorcade to help a fallen police officer and wept with victims of sex abuse by priests. But the pope also faced protests and a level of hostility...

    ABC News
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

    This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Pope Francis landed in Peru Thursday for a four-day trip that will take him into the sweltering Amazon jungle to meet with...

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  • Pope stops popemobile to comfort Chilean policewoman who fell from horse– video

    Pope Francis ordered his popemobile to stop on after a mounted Chilean policewoman was thrown off her frightened horse, which had reared up as the pontiff passed by. Francis stepped from his vehicle and waited several minutes on the pavement, at times talking to the woman, until an ambulance arrived to take her away. Officials say she was not seriously injured. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • A Needless Quarrel

    It’s not every day that a quarrel breaks out among friends over something that happened in 1858. But so it was in the second week of January when First Things published online a review from its February issue of the memoirs of Edgardo Mortara, a man born into a Jewish family in Bologna in 1851 who died as a Catholic priest, Fr. Pio Maria Edgardo Mortara, in 1940. The memoirs, written in Spanish and dating from 1888, were never published until translated into Italian about a decade ago and have...

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