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Bulgarians celebrate an icy epiphany with an old tradition. Everyone is using Pope Francis for their own message, it seems. The Church of England is tweaking language about sin and the Devil in christening ceremonies.

Categories: Beliefs

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey is a national correspondent for RNS, covering how faith intersects with politics, culture and other news. She previously served as online editor for Christianity Today where she remains an editor-at-large.


  1. Another great info post by you, Sarah! Yes, this Pope is different. A uniter not a divider as a certain Pres. claimed he was but turned out he wasn’t so much. On the other hand the Pope makes no claims and becomes a true uniter, at least for those of us who value Christ’s words.