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In Summoning the Bishops to Address the Sexual-Abuse Crisis, Is Pope Francis Again Missing the Point?

Source: The New Yorker

By James Carroll

With the sex-abuse scandal in the Catholic Church reaching a critical mass, Pope Francis has issued an unprecedented call to the world’s top bishops to  275 more words

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Israel to approve immigration for 1,000 Ethiopian Jews

Source: Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government announced Monday that it agreed to absorb 1,000 Ethiopian Jews — accepting just a fraction of the African country’s 8,000 remaining Jews who want to move to Israel. 163 more words

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India's Carnatic Singers Face Backlash For Performing Non-Hindu Songs

Source: NPR
BY LAUREN FRAYER

For 35 years, O.S. Arun has been a professional singer of Carnatic music, a classical genre popular in South India. It’s an embellished form of singing frequently backed by  101 more words

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Hindu group behind Modi's rise in India opens up as elections near

Source: Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A Hindu nationalist group behind the rise of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is opening up to critics and supporters through a first-of-its-kind outreach program in New Delhi, preparing the ground for his re-election bid next year. 102 more words

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Extremism Advances in the Largest Muslim Country

Source: Wall Street Journal

By Benedict Rogers

Sept. 17, 2018 7:05 p.m. ET

Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim nation, has long stood as a role model for religious pluralism. 73 more words

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China hits back at Trump with tariffs on $60bn of US goods

Source: BBC News

China has hit back at President Donald Trump by imposing new trade tariffs on $60bn of American goods.

It comes after the US slapped duties on $200bn of Chinese imports on Monday, escalating its trade war with Beijing. 39 more words

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Russia blames Israel after military plane shot down off Syria

Source: BBC News

Russia has said Syria shot down one of its military planes – but laid the blame for the deaths of the 15 personnel on board with Israel. 57 more words

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