RNS Opening Budget — Thursday, January 9, 2020

RNS-Pope-Diplomats: "Don't lose hope" Pope Francis tells diplomats amid concerns over global war and climate change
VATICAN CITY (RNS) – In a lengthy speech to ambassadors at the Vatican on Thursday, Pope Francis laid out his international agenda for the new year by addressing mounting concerns about the situation in Iran, the impact of climate change in Australia, immigration and the necessary steps to ensure peace. By Claire Giangravè. 1500 words. (category: i)

RNS-Reese-Oped: Three Catholic solutions to toxic politics
(RNS) — According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, the Roman Catholic Church is the only major denomination with almost equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats. This puts the Church in a unique position to respond to today’s toxic politics. By Thomas Reese. 800 words. (category: k)

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