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Pope Calls On Christians To Abolish Death Penalty

"The commandment, 'Thou shalt not kill,' has absolute value, and concerns both the innocent and the guilty," Pope Francis says.
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Taking On The Appeal Of ISIS, With Cartoons

"We need an average guy espousing the values of majority Muslims," says the creator of Average Mohamed, a cartoon that's spreading an anti-ISIS message.
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Pastor Redefines 'Church' For Transgender Youth

For transgender people, church can feel extremely unwelcoming. A congregation in Phoenix is trying to change that by offering free meals and support to them — many of whom are homeless trans youth.

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Pope Francis Condones Contraception With Zika Virus Threat

Pope Francis turned heads this week with statements on birth control and same-sex marriage that seemed at odds with Church doctrine. Then he waded into a spat with Donald Trump.
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Trump Is Defiant After Pope Criticizes His Plan To Build Border Wall

Campaigning in South Carolina, Donald Trump denounced Pope Francis' comments suggesting that he is not a Christian because of the GOP presidential front-runner's hardline position on immigration.
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Pope Francis Justifies Contraception In Regions Affected By Zika Virus

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with the Nicole Winfield of the Associated Press about the pope's justification for use of contraception in regions affected by the Zika virus.
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Pope Says Trump 'Is Not Christian'

Pope Francis was criticizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's plan to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump called the comment "disgraceful."
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Pope Suggests Contraception Use May Be 'Lesser Evil' For Those Fearing Zika

The pope firmly ruled out abortion for pregnant women who fear effects of the Zika virus — but said that "in certain cases," contraception might be a lesser evil, without directly approving its use.
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Pope Francis Wraps Up Mexico Trip In Juarez, Near U.S. Border

Mexico said farewell to Pope Francis from the border city of Juárez. His journey across the country followed the well worn path taken by millions of immigrants to reach the doorstep of the U.S.
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5 Memorable Scenes From Pope Francis' Tour Of Mexico

The pope took politicians and clergy to task, saying they were not making it their priority to ease the sufferings of the people. He also apologized for past abuse of indigenous people by the church.

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