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    Vatican: Pope met with gay student, partner in Davis twist

    10/02/2015 09:19 PM EDT
    VATICAN CITY >> The Vatican on Friday distanced Pope Francis from Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk at the center of the U.S. gay marriage debate, saying she was one of dozens of people the pope greeted as he left Washington and that their encounter "should not be considered a form of support of her position. 
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    France tells Putin to confine airstrikes to Islamic State
    10/02/2015 09:18 PM EDT - PARIS >> With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Holland told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Moscow's airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels opposing the Damascus government. Hollande used a meeting on Ukraine to address Western concerns that Russia's airstrikes would serve to strengthen Syrian Full Story

    Religion News in Brief
    10/02/2015 09:16 PM EDT - Today Peace Pagoda celebrates anniversary PETERSBURGH, N.Y. >> The Grafton Peace Pagoda will observed the 22nd anniversary celebration of its opening today, beginning at 11 a.m. The celebration will include a Buddhist Sacred Ceremony, the story of the Grafton Peace Pagoda land donation, an account of a peace pagoda rising in the state of Washington, and interfaith prayers for peace with a Full Story

    Pope Francis mingles with high and low in New York visit
    09/25/2015 09:25 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> Sweeping through the landmarks of America's biggest and brashest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to families of the 9/11 victims at ground zero, warnings to world leaders at the United Nations, and encouragement to children — many of them immigrants — at a Catholic school in East Harlem. Full Story

    A church in the streets: Men and women embrace the spartan Jesuit tradition
    09/18/2015 05:13 PM EDT - WASHINGTON >> Hope for the future arrives in the capital on the fourth weekend of August. There are six of them. Angela. Camille. Hanna. John. Liz. Noah. They are between ages 21 and 23. Five of them are vegetarians. Four are from the West Coast. They all went to Catholic universities, although only half are Catholic themselves. Full Story

    Catholic conservatives feel less welcoming about Pope Francis
    09/18/2015 05:13 PM EDT - When Steven Skojec heard that Jorge Mario Bergoglio had been elected pope, he got a queasy feeling in the pit of his stomach. He can't say why, exactly - though he follows Vatican politics closely, he didn't know much about Francis then. But as he watched the new Catholic leader greet the crowds from his office computer in Manassas, Va. Full Story

    Catholic congressman says he will boycott Pope Francis over climate change stance
    09/18/2015 05:13 PM EDT - WASHINGTON >> Admission to Pope Francis' upcoming address to a joint session of Congress is easily one of the toughest tickets in Washington in years. But one Catholic congressman says he will not be taking his seat for the speech, in protest of papal activism against climate change. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz. Full Story

    Religious listings
    09/18/2015 04:32 PM EDT - ARLINGTON St. Margaret Mary's: (Catholic) Saturday, Mass, 4 p.m. Rev. Thomas Mattison, pastor. United Methodist of Sandgate: 9:30 a.m.: Worship service on Sunday. Rev. Keith R. Mann. Sunday School. St. James Episcopal: Route 7A, Arlington The Rev. Scott B. Neal, Rector. Sunday: 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I: A simple, quiet service that begins with the Liturgy of the Word (scripture, prayers and Full Story

    Religion News in Brief
    09/18/2015 04:32 PM EDT - Sunday High holidays Beth El High Holiday schedule BENNINGTON >> Congregation Beth El has announced its High Holiday Schedule 5776 • 2015. Services will take place in the Ada and Paul Paresky Sanctuary. • Shabbat Shuvah – Saturday, Sept. 19 10 a.m. - noon – Morning Service • Kol Nidre – Tuesday, Sept. Full Story

    Thais unveil restored statue at bomb site to boost morale
    09/04/2015 10:00 PM EDT - BANGKOK >> Thai authorities unveiled the restored centerpiece Friday of the Erawan Shrine, in the latest bid to boost confidence among Bangkok's tourism and business communities almost three weeks after a deadly bombing that left 20 dead. In the past week, police have arrested two people and identified seven more believed to be part of a network that carried out the Aug. Full Story