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Bangladeshi-American activist Avijit Roy murdered for blogging-while-atheist

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On Thursday night, atheist blogger and American citizen Avijit Roy was brutally hacked to death in the street while returning home from a book fair in Dkaha, Bangladesh. Roy’s ...
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Marco Rubio says Pope Francis isn’t for “freedom”

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Rubio — who has been Catholic, Baptist and Mormon — is upset that the US is normalizing relations with Cuba.

Facing conservative backlash, Pope no longer “welcomes” gays

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The Bible, apparently, now comes with an asterisk. (*Subject to political whim.)

Pope Francis says he’d baptize a Martian (video)

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I’m not ready to name Francis an honorary “amicus Theodora” just yet, but I am becoming increasingly Pope-curious.
Okay, maybe just a little.

You won’t believe what the Pope just said about civil unions

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The Pope already had people buzzing about his earlier “who am I to judge?” comments about gays.
Okay, maybe just a little.

Lead gay magazine picks Pope Francis as Person of the Year

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The leading gay news magazine, the Advocate, has picked Pope Francis as their Person of the Year.
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The Catholic conundrum named Francis

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Pope Francis moves away from dogma, while US Bishops focus on gays and abortion: Will there be a Catholic schism?
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Catholic bishop of Springfield, IL to do “exorcism” on day governor signs gay marriage bill

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Catholic Bishop Paprocki: “[S]ame-sex ‘marriage’ comes from the devil and should be condemned as such.”

Wikileaks on TPP, the south hates gays, and conservative Catholics ain’t feelin’ the love

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An assortment of stories I didn’t get to, so you get them all at once in snippet format :)
Pope Francis, then Cardinal Bergoglio, via the Argentine Presidency website.

Wikileaks published US Embassy-Vatican cable on Bergoglio, aka Pope Francis

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Wikileaks has a cable that the US Embassy-Vatican wrote about Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, in 2005

Vatican Web site gets Pope Francis’ name wrong, twice

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Getting Bergoglio wrong I can kind of understand, but Francis?
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