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Pope Francis Encourages Religious Tolerance in Azerbaijan

Pope Francis traveled to Azerbaijan on Sunday for a 10-hour visit aimed at encouraging the country's inter-religious harmony while likely overlooking criticism of a referendum that extends the president's term and powers.   Francis' first stop was to celebrate Mass for Azerbaijan's tiny Catholic community. The Caucasus nation — the second-largest Shi'ite Muslim country after Iran — has fewer than 300 Azeri Catholics. Several thousand foreigners make up the...

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