Politics & Society

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Kevin ClarkeApril 27, 2017
House Republicans are making a last-ditch effort to “reform and repeal” the Affordable Care Act before the clock runs out on the Trump administration’s first 100 days on Saturday, April 29.
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon, France, is pictured before the start of Pope Francis' general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on April 26. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will face off on May 7, when voters will choose who will be the French president for the next five years.
Women religious gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on March 23, the day the high court heard oral arguments in religious groups' suit against the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate. (CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA) 
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A year after the Supreme Court returned their cases to lower courts, those fighting Obamacare's contraception requirement still do not have a direction.
Stacks of booklets distributed by Jehovah’s Witnesses are seen during the court session on Dec. 16, 2010, in the Siberian town of Gorno-Altaysk, Russia. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Alexandr Tyryshkin
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Most recently, Russia banned Jehovah’s Witnesses, labeling them “extremist” and ordering the state to seize their properties.
A man rides a bicycle past a billboard with an image of Pope Francis April 26 ahead of the pontiff's April 28-29 visit to Cairo. (CNS photo/Amr Abdallah Dalsh, Reuters)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellApril 26, 2017
“Peace be with you” was the message of the Risen Jesus to his disciples on the first Easter, and it is the message Francis will bring to the Muslim and Christian communities in this land.
In this Feb. 20, 2017 file photo, an Indonesian al-Azhar university student, center, and an elderly Egyptian woman pray at al-Azhar Mosque, in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
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This weekend, Pope Francis meets in Cairo with Al-Azhar's grand imam, Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, their second meeting in a historic initiative to improve Muslim-Christian dialogue.