(RNS) They include a former president of a historic black denomination, the head of an anti-hunger group and an executive of a Sikh organization.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) In his first remarks on American soil, Pope Francis told President Obama and a huge crowd at the White House that the U.S. must safeguard religious freedom and stressed the “urgency” of battling global warming.
(Reuters) Chief Arvol Looking Horse, spiritual leader of the Great Sioux Nation, said the name is offensive and suggests that Indian religious rituals practiced for centuries in the Black Hills were forms of devil worship.
(RNS) Francis is a force to be reckoned with. It’s just that no one is sure exactly how, or whether, the reckoning will happen, or what effect it could have. But everyone is scrambling to try to keep ahead of an unpredictable pontiff.
“Generation after generation, day after day, we are asked to renew our faith,’ the pope said. “We are asked to live the revolution of tenderness as Mary, our Mother of Charity, did.”
(RNS) It looks like American conservatives and Obama critics are more upset than anyone else. “I would love to visit and talk to gay and lesbian people,” Francis recently told a visiting American priest.
GOP hopeful Carson overlooks Article Vl (no religious test for office), saying a U.S. president’s faith should be “consistent with the Constitution” and Islam is not.
(RNS) As Washington prepares to welcome the pontiff, pols and pundits are trying to figure out if Francis’ appearances will help, or hurt, one party or the other.
DALLAS — The viral Twitter hashtag supporting the clock-making Texas teen arrested as a terror suspect was launched by a college student, Amneh Jafari.