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Pope Francis praises human rights and religious freedom

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Pope Francis has spoken out against those who use religion as a pretext for violence and oppression, in his clearest denunciation yet of the Islamic state militants murdering their way across Syria and Iraq. (Photo: AP) “The pope made his comments during a one-day visit to Albania, during which he praised the good relations between its majority Muslim community and its ... Read More »

Pope Francis: Don’t use religion as pretext for violence

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Pope Francis paid a prayerful and emotional visit to Albania last Sunday and spoke out against those who use religion as pretext for violence. “Despite initial safety concerns during the visit, the Holy Father was widely welcomed, with Muslims gathering in a mosque in Tirana, the capital city, to pray for the Holy Father. During the one-day trip, the Pope’s ... Read More »