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  • Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:44:01 +0000: Francis defends Chilean bishop accused of abuse cover-up - National Catholic Reporter - The Independent News Source
    Iquique, Chile -- Pope Francis defended his 2015 appointment of a Chilean bishop accused of covering-up sexual abuse perpetrated by a fellow priest in the 1980s and '90s, calling the charges against the prelate "calumny."
  • Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:59:54 +0000: True believers want peace for Jerusalem, pope tells imam - National Catholic Reporter - The Independent News Source
    Christians, Muslims and Jews who are sincere about their faith must be committed to protecting the special character of Jerusalem and to praying and working for peace in the Holy Land, Pope Francis wrote in a letter to the grand imam of Egypt's al-Azhar University.
  • Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:50:36 +0000: Francis asks Chile to protect migrants, 'icon of the Holy Family' - National Catholic Reporter - The Independent News Source
    Pope Francis wrapped up his three-day visit to Chile Jan. 18 by asking the country to protect the record numbers of migrants crossing its borders to benefit from its economy, Latin America's most vibrant, from those who would take advantage of them.
  • Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:48:56 +0000: Chittister calls for formal censure of President Trump - National Catholic Reporter - The Independent News Source
    From Where I Stand: President Donald Trump's insult of black countries ​touches our integrity as a nation. I believe that if we do not as a people say "Enough!" now, we will regret it for years.
  • Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:34:14 +0000: In surprise, pope marries Chilean couple aboard papal flight - National Catholic Reporter - The Independent News Source
    ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT -- Pope Francis undertook another surprising first Jan. 18, marrying two flight attendants at 36,000 feet above Chile aboard his flight from Santiago to Iquique.