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Activists rally outside U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 26 after the court sided with Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo., which sued after being denied a state grant for creating a safer playground (CNS photo/Yuri Gripas, Reuters). 
Politics & Society News
Ellen K. BoegelJune 27, 2017
The Supreme Court court ruled on June 26 that the government may not exclude religious groups from grant programs simply because they are religious.
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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the measure would leave 22 million more people without insurance.
Activists rally outside U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on June 26 after the court sided with Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo., which sued after being denied a state grant for creating a safer playground. (CNS photo/Yuri Gripas, Reuters)
Faith News
The Supreme Court said a Lutheran preschool should not be excluded from a state grant program to refurbish its playground surface just because it is a religious entity.
Chinese Catholics pray during Mass in 2007 at St. Francis Cathedral in Xi'an. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
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The Vatican expressed "grave concern" on Monday for a Chinese bishop who it says was "forcibly removed" from his office several weeks ago and whose whereabouts are unknown.
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More than a dozen leaders lined up shoulder-to-shoulder in a unified front to defend a broad array of domestic and international aid programs that, they argued, sustain life.
Argentinian Maj. Gen. Javier Antonio Perez Aquino, chief observer of U.N. Mission in Colombia, holds a March 2 news conference in Bogota. (CNS photo/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda, EPA)
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Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos had said the pontiff promised him he would visit Colombia if the government and the rebel group signed a peace agreement.