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A sledgehammer attack on two American churches, a pardon looms closer for the Pope's butler over his theft of Vatican documents, the Pope meets Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, and US Catholic educators say greater security is not the answer to preventing mass shootings.
Sledgehammer attack on two US churches (CNA)
Pardon looms closer for Pope's butler (Vatican Insider)
US influence grows in the Curia (Vatican Insider)
School massacre not part of God's plan, says pastor (CNA)
More security is not answer to shootings, say Cath educators (NCR)
Head of CDF urges Catholics to welcome ordinariate converts (Catholic Herald)
Pope meets with Palestinian president (ICN)
Pope accepts resignation of Chaldean Patriarch (CNA)
Pope advances sainthood cause of Pope Paul VI (NCR)
Caritas on alert in Syria as crisis escalates (ICN)
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