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Pope Francis Calls Parents of Beheaded Journalist James Foley

Pope Francis called the parents of James Foley, the American journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq, to offer his condolences and support, a Vatican spokesman said on Friday. The pope spoke at length with Diane and John Foley on Thursday afternoon with the aid of a Spanish-speaking friend of the family, the spokesman said. “It was a very long, intense conversation,” he said. James Foley was beheaded by a masked member of the Islamic State group in an act filmed in...

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