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Pope Francis waves during the Angelus noon prayer he delivers from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Need to know: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Spotlight on Tensions

Pope criticizes cultural discrimination in new book of interviews from Amazon synod

In an interview book published Tuesday, Pope Francis discusses his vision for a missionary church and criticizes groups that discriminate against other cultures and view them as unworthy of receiving the gospel. More from Religion News Service

Controversy to Curiosity

Has denying Communion lost its political luster?

'It is bad Eucharistic theology, bad pastoral practice and bad politics,' said John Carr of Georgetown University. More from Religion News Service

Culture Clash

Douglas Wilson’s ‘spiritual takeover’ plan roils Idaho college town

A conservative pastor and his followers say they plan a 'spiritual takeover' of this community. But its more progressive residents aren't so thrilled with the idea. More from Religion News Service

Articles of Faith

Comedian Hari Kondabolu on punching up and kicking down

Hari Kondabolu might be the only comic in the world with a Netflix special and a graduate degree in human rights, writes Simran Jeet Singh. More from Religion News Service

Opinion

An accused pastor's suicide: The pain we see and the pain we don't

When the Rev. Bryan Fulwider, an accused rapist, ended his life, he didn't end the pain his alleged victim feels. To the contrary, it may well bring greater hurt, writes Christa Brown. More from Religion News Service

Honoring Sanctuary

92-year-old who hid Jewish family during Holocaust meets survivors’ grandchildren

Melpomeni Dina was a teenager and an orphan when she risked her life to hide and protect the Mordechai family. More from Huffpost

 

 

 

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