WCC blasts U.S. for blocking ecumenical meeting in Cuba

GENEVA (RNS) The World Council of Churches says the U.S. economic blockade of Cuba violates religious freedom by preventing a group of Latin American churches from hosting a summit on the island nation. By Peter Kenny.

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Tibetans have ‘sacred duty’ to support self-immolations

NEW DELHI (RNS) As China's Communist Party began meeting in Beijing this week, six more Tibetans set themselves on fire. Exiled Tibetan leader Lobsang Sangay said while he discourages self-immolation, it is the “sacred duty'' of the exiled community to support it. By Vishal Arora.

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