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Obama, Francis find common ground on income inequality

The two discussed the plight of the poor as well as regions of conflict and the elusive nature of peace around the world.

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Sudan: Colonialism's dead hand

Hopefully the recent ceasefire agreement between the warring parties in South Sudan will halt that country's downward spiral into civil war.

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Top 14 quotes from Pope Francis, "2013 Person of the Year"

A list of 14 quotes from Pope Francis that help believers and nonbelievers in the quest towards a better world.

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Pope calls church to action to liberate poor

In Pope Francis' document, he denounces the anti-human effects of the "idolatry"of the market and the radical wealth inequality resulting from it, but what is really new is making this issue the center of the Catholic Church's mission.

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Right-wing extremism at heart of Libya envoy slaying

The killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya on Tuesday shows the linkage between right-wing extremism in the U.S and elsewhere.

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In Mexico, world loses giants for justice

Two heavy blows in one week and a day! First, journalist, poet, commentator, lifelong post-beat Beatnik and activist for hopeless causes Johnny Ross, 72, died of liver cancer on the shores of Lake Patzcuaro in western Mexico, on January 17.

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Pope's condom statement offers Rorschach theology

Pope Benedict XVI set off a firestorm this week when the Vatican released excerpts from a new book in which the pontiff obliquely says that HIV prevention might be a reason for condoms.

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Comic shines light on moderate Islamic values

A new comic series' mission is two-fold: to defend Islam from its detractors as well as to defend it from extremists operating in its name.

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Vatican praises Beatles, sidesteps growing scandal

The Vatican newspaper paid tribute to the Fab Four this weekend - can the Beatles rescue the Vatican?

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Satan, child abuse and the pope: an Irish view

 To say that the revelations concerning child abuse in the Catholic Church has rocked it to its very foundations would be an understatement.