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Returning From Africa, Pope Francis and Christian Leaders Condemn Anti-Gay Laws

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis on Sunday doubled down on his assertion that homosexuality should not be criminalized, saying on the papal plane returning from South Sudan, a country that penalizes homosexual acts, that “to condemn a person like this is a sin.” But Francis, 86, also turned his attention back toward Rome, […]

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Hopes for Peace in South Sudan Are Pinned on a Papal Visit

JUBA, South Sudan — On the last full day of his trip to Africa, Pope Francis met with the displaced South Sudanese who have borne the brunt of the conflict he came to help resolve by issuing blunt and insistent calls for leaders to get serious about peace. “I am with here you, and I […]

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Pope Francis Visits South Sudan to Highlight Young Nation’s Troubles

It is just over a decade since the steamy capital of South Sudan exploded in joy, with revelers singing and dancing through the night to mark the birth of their new nation as it split from its old enemy, Sudan. The new country was cheered on in 2011 by the American diplomats who had midwifed its […]

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