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    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rings bell from historic black church, opening first national museum on African-American history. […]

  • Pope urges 'sincere dialogue' as he meets Nice attack victims

    Pope Francis on Saturday called for a "sincere dialogue" between Christians and Muslims as he met grieving relatives and survivors of France's Bastille Day attack, in which a jihadist ploughed his truck into a crowd. "The Muslim presence here today was indispensable," he said. […]

  • Pope receives relatives of Nice attack victims at Vatican

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met one by one with relatives of the victims of this summer's truck attack in Nice, France, at the Vatican Saturday, encouraging them to resist what he called the great temptation to "respond to hatred with hatred and to violence with violence." […]

  • Pope offers comfort to friends and relatives of Nice attack victims

    By Steve Scherer VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday sought to comfort relatives and close friends of the more than 80 victims of the attack in Nice in July, who were run down by a man driving a truck as they celebrated France's national day. The pope began his solemn address by apologizing for not speaking French because he said his was not "bon". "It makes me happy to see that inter-religious relations are very vibrant among you, and this cannot but soothe the wounds left by this dramatic event," Francis said. […]

  • Pope to meet families of Nice attack victims

    Pope Francis will on Saturday hold a multi-faith meeting of grieving relatives and survivors of an attack in France in July when a jihadist ploughed his truck into a crowd in Nice. Last month the Argentine pontiff met with French President Francois Hollande to offer his support and condolences to a country which has been rocked by a series of deadly attacks since early 2015. While speaking out against violent acts carried out in the name of any god, Francis this week reminded the West that there were parts of the world being flattened by fighting. […]

  • Pope Francis calls out journalists: Does the media needlessly foster fear?

    The Vatican’s Pope Francis has strived to be a voice of peace and unity on a continent struggling to deal with a refugee crisis. On Thursday he spoke out once again, this time against mass media, which he says has the power to shape the public’s response to that challenge. During an address to Italy’s national journalism guild, Pope Francis told leaders of the industry that the press has the power to act like “terrorists” when it relies on gossip and rumors, particularly while covering humanitarian crises such as Europe’s influx of migrants. […]

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Defense attorneys don't intend to have Dylann Roof ask the jury for mercy during the penalty phase of his federal trial in the Charleston church shootings. […]

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    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican issued new rules Friday for the process to determine if healings qualify as miracles for sainthood, including safeguards against possible financial abuses. […]

  • Burkina Faso a 'model of religious tolerance': Crisis Group

    Burkina Faso, despite suffering Islamist attacks, stands out as a "model of religious tolerance", the International Crisis Group said in a report published Thursday. The report, entitled "Burkina Faso: Preserving the Religious Balance", stressed the prevailing tolerance created by a "deep-rooted" religious pluralism. "Burkina has never suffered civil war or religious conflict. […]

  • Pope says journalism based on fear-mongering, gossip is form of 'terrorism'

    By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Journalism based on gossip or rumors is a form of "terrorism" and media that stereotype entire populations or foment fear of migrants are acting destructively, Pope Francis said on Thursday. Francis, who made his comments in an address to leaders of Italy's national journalists' guild, said reporters had to go the extra mile to seek the truth, particularly in an age of round-the-clock news coverage. "This is even more true for journalists because their voice can reach everyone and this is a very powerful weapon." In Italy, a number of newspapers are highly politicized and are regularly used to discredit those with differing political views, sometimes reporting unsubstantiated rumors about their private lives. […]

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