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Pope Denounces Discrimination, Violence Against Christians

Pope Francis on Thursday denounced discrimination against Christians, including in countries where religious freedom is in theory guaranteed by law. He delivered his traditional noon prayer and address to thousands of people in St. Peter's Square on the day the Roman Catholic Church commemorates St. Stephen, its first martyr. The 77-year-old Argentine pope asked the crowd for a moment of silent prayer for “Christians who are unjustly accused and are subjected to every type of...

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