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(RNS) As world leaders and ordinary citizens gathered in a South African sports stadium on Tuesday (Dec. 10) to remember Nelson Mandela, abortion foes pushed a message that went against the global outpouring of praise: The anti-apartheid leader, they argued, backed a sweepin…
WASHINGTON (RNS) Acting on a tip, 16 U.S. troops stormed the flooded basement of Saddam Hussein’s Baghdad intelligence headquarters in 2003 and found a stash of Torah scrolls, prayer books and Hebrew calendars.
The trove was moldy and ripped, some of it of little value, mu…
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SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) In the past, the LDS Church has said history isn’t clear on why blacks wer…
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(RNS) The air feels a little thinner and the light seems a bit dimmer since Nelson Mandela departed thi…
ROME (RNS) It’s official, but no big surprise: Pope Francis is now the most-talked-about person on Facebook, according to information released Tuesday (Dec. 10) by the social media giant.
Pope Francis took the top spot, followed closely by Royal Baby George.
For the 77-y…