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Pope Francis recently said that “Fraternity, means reaching out to others, respecting them, and listening to them with an open heart”

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“To condemn someone like this is a sin. Criminalizing people with homosexual tendencies is an injustice,” said Pope Francis

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Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf dies

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Pope Francis discussed the importance of working toward peace but also emphasized the importance of prayer as a valuable means to foster peace

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Fraternity @ frontiers

Pope Francis recently said that “Fraternity, means reaching out to others, respecting them, and listening to them with an open heart”

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Myanmar streets empty in protest on coup anniversary

Western powers launched a fresh broadside of sanctions against the generals on the anniversary of the military coup

Prosecutors and children win convictions of sex abusers

The successful cooperation between Preda and the Department of Justice prosecutors leads to successful convictions

Thai court jails activist for 28 years jail for royal defamation

The kingdom's lese-majeste laws are among the harshest in the world and rights groups say they are misused to suppress public debate

Report offers fresh examples of destruction of religious sites in eastern Tibet

Among the religious sites and objects destroyed were colossal Buddha statues, a Buddhist school, and the home of a revered spiritual leader

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