Since the beginning of the current fiscal year, the U.S. has admitted 2,235 Syrian refugees, of whom only 10 -- less than one-half of 1% --
have been Christians.
A USCCB report on the abuse crisis says 384 victims came forward and the Church paid $153 million to settle lawsuits in 2014-15.
Vietnam granted early release from prison to a priest who is one of its most prominent dissidents, a move widely seen as a goodwill gesture
before Obama's arrival there.
Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayeb, a top Sunni cleric often described as a moderate, met with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Speaking at a Brooklyn event, Vatican PR aide Fr. Thomas Rosica warned that some Catholic blogs are 'cesspools' of 'venom and vitriol.'
China's state-run media has said the country can never allow a repeat of the 'error' of the Cultural Revolution.
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