Pope condemns `vile’ killing outside Egyptian church

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI denounced the “vile and murderous” New Year’s Day killing of 21 Egyptian Christians, and was rebuked by Egypt’s top Muslim cleric for an “unacceptable interference in Egypt’s affairs.” Benedict made his remarks on Sunday (Jan. 2) to crowds in St. Peter’s Square, following his weekly public recital of the […]

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