VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican’s chief spokesman said Pope Francis wanted Thursday’s meeting to be a “gesture of support for all those who suffer for their faith, or living in situations of difficulty or restraint.”
(RNS) Rocket fire from terrorists in Gaza may have scared off U.S. and European airlines, but Taglit-Birthright Israel is still sending thousands of young Jews to the famed summer Israel experiences.
(RNS) Trolling for souls in God’s waiting room. Insult to injury in another botched execution. Pope Francis’ evangelical BFFs. All that and more in today’s Roundup.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (RNS) Welcome to the world of nursing home evangelism, where teams of lay evangelists target senior citizens for one last chance in this life for glory in the next.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Forty years ago this week, 11 women broke rank and were ordained as the first female priests in the Episcopal Church. Find out here what became of the “Philadelphia Eleven.”
(RNS) Farmworkers, growers and 12 corporate retailers are establishing an unparalleled, worker-led system of accountability, transparency and enforcement. Why won’t Wendy’s join?
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