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John Thavis

John Thavis is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by John Thavis

Standing Rock activists see Pope Francis as spiritual ally

By John Thavis — December 2, 2016
STANDING ROCK, North Dakota (RNS) The pontiff hasn't been asked directly about the oil pipeline controversy, but his writings show where his sympathies could lie.

With Pope Francis, Catholic Church takes a new angle on the supernatural (COMMENTARY)

By John Thavis — September 11, 2015
(RNS) When it comes to supernatural phenomena -- including demons, miracles, apparitions and private revelations -- Francis’ approach is far more practical than theatrical.
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