Pope Francis denounced that extremists around the world are “perverting” religion to justify violence as he arrived Sunday in Albania, a Balkan nation where Christians and Muslims endured brutal religious oppression under communism but today live and work together peacefully.
WASHINGTON – Steve Green is standing in the basement of the eight-story Bible museum he’s building in Washington.
Forty “I do’s” – or “Si” in Italian – were pronounced in St. Peter’s Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother.

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