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Corporate influence, through money and lobbying, is a given in setting public policy. But faith leaders and public interest groups are wondering how much corporate influence is too much.
The Oct. 5 general elections in Brazil will feature more than 22,000 candidates vying for the posts of president, governors, senators and federal and state representatives. Twenty-three of those candidates are Brazilian priests, according to Brazil’s Superior Election Court.
WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Christian organizations called on President Barack Obama to take direct action to stop the current violence in the Gaza Strip and to work toward a just peace for both Israelis and Palestinians.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis telephoned Rome’s chief rabbi to personally express his sadness over the murder of three kidnapped Israeli teens whose bodies were found June 30 in Hebron, West Bank.
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JOSE LEON SUAREZ, Argentina (CNS) — The doors used to stay shuttered on Our Lady of the Miracle chapel in a shantytown on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, opening only on Saturdays for catechism classes and Sundays for a single, sparsely attended service.
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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The president of the German bishops’ conference said he was “strengthened and encouraged” by his discussion with Pope Francis about the case of a German bishop under fire for a massive building project that critics have denounced as extravagant.