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Pope prays for peace following Turkey terrorist attack
Pope prays for peace following Turkey terrorist attack CNS photo by Ismail Coskun/IHLAS News Agency
June 29, 2016

Pope Francis led pilgrims in praying for peace and for the victims of a terrorist attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport in Turkey. 

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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down regulations on Texas abortion clinics
U.S. Supreme Court strikes down regulations on Texas abortion clinics
June 27, 2016
In a 5-3 vote June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and required their doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.
 
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Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays, pope says
Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays, pope says
June 27, 2016
Catholics and other Christians not only must apologize to the gay community, they must ask forgiveness of God for ways they have discriminated against homosexual persons or fostered hostility toward them, Pope Francis said.
 
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Supreme court tie vote blocks temporary plan to stop deportations
Supreme court tie vote blocks temporary plan to stop deportations
June 23, 2016

With a tie vote June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Obama administration's plan to temporarily protect more than 4 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation.

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Pope: Death penalty fosters revenge
Pope: Death penalty fosters revenge
June 21, 2016

Use of the death penalty is an unacceptable practice that sows vengeance and does not bring justice to the victims of crime, Pope Francis said. 

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Pope: Refugees are people, like everyone else
Pope: Refugees are people, like everyone else
June 20, 2016

Assist and accompany refugees while working to build peace in the world, Pope Francis urged on the eve of World Refugee Day.

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Family petitions N.Y. court to move body of Archbishop Sheen to Peoria
Family petitions N.Y. court to move body of Archbishop Sheen to Peoria
June 15, 2016

The family of the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, who was bishop of Rochester from 1966 to 1969, has petitioned the Supreme Court of the State of New York to allow the transfer of the sainthood candidate's remains to Peoria.

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Prayer vigil held for victims of Orlando mass shooting
Prayer vigil held for victims of Orlando mass shooting
June 14, 2016

In Orlando and major cities around the nation and the world, people gathered June 13 to pay tribute to those killed and injured in the shooting rampage in Orlando the previous day.

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