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Pope Francis’ message to U.S. Catholics after the murder of George Floyd

Vatican City – Pope Francis called George Floyd twice and offered support to an American bishop who knelt in prayer during a protest against Black Lives Matter. The black and white cardinals have spoken about Floyd’s death, and the Vatican’s communications juggler has been moving at full speed to draw attention the cause he now represents. Under normal circumstances, Floyd’s …

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Poll: So many Americans do not claim religion as evangelical Catholics do

Ryan Burge, a political scientist at Eastern Illinois University and a Baptist pastor, found that 23.1% of Americans today do not claim religion. Catholics reached 23.0% and Evangelicals 22.5%. The three groups, however, remain within the error margin and thus form a statistical connection. Over 2,000 people were interviewed personally for the survey. "Religious nuns," as they are called by …

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Conversion is not your mission, the Pope tells the Catholics in Morocco

RABAT (Reuters) – Pope Francis told the tiny Catholic community in predominantly Muslim Morocco on Sunday that it is not their mission to hide their neighbors, but to live in brotherhood with other denominations. Pope Francis greets the faithful as he leaves St. Peter's Basilica in Rabat, Morocco, on March 31, 2019. REUTERS / Youssef Boudlal Francis used his two-day …

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Washington's Catholics confront the turbulent end of Donald Wuerl's reign as archbishop

Catholic teachers protested in front of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in northeastern Washington at the end of August, calling for the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl. Wuerl resigned on Friday. They stood outside Washington's largest Catholic churches, shouting and singing and praying while holding placards demanding the resignation of the Archbishop of Washington as …

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