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Papal and presidential pressures

News analysis | End-of-August news: Rome, Caracas, New York, Washington
by Marvin Olasky & Jamie Dean
Posted 8/30/18, 12:27 pm

“He knew from at least June 23, 2013, that McCarrick was a serial predator. … Pope Francis must be the first to set a good example for cardinals and bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses and resign along with all of them.”

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Russian plot in Africa has warnings for America

International | Deadly mercenary activities in the Central African Republic related to Russian hacking in the United States
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/22/18, 12:47 pm

RUSSIA: With Britain calling for stepped-up sanctions against Russia in the wake of the Skripal poisoning, this blockbuster story details the deadly mercenary activities of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his oligarchs in the Central African Republic—and the three veteran Russian journalists apparently gunned down there last month while they tried to investigate.

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Syria’s disappearing Christian villages

International | Only 10 percent of Assyrian Christians remain along the Khabur River
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/17/18, 04:11 pm

SYRIA: Tel Tal and other villages along the Khabur River once had about 10,000 Assyrian Christian residents but now approximately 900 live there—a 90 percent decline, paralleling what’s happening to ancient Christian communities across the region.

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