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Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, El Salvador

May 22, 2017

Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, El Salvador

In a surprise announcement Sunday, Pope Francis named new cardinals for Spain, El Salvador and three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority: Mali, Laos and Sweden. “Their origin, from different parts of the world, manifests the universality of the Church spread out all ...

Israel offers concessions to Palestinians ahead of Trump visit

May 22, 2017

Israel offers concessions to Palestinians ahead of Trump visit

Israel on Sunday authorized a few economic concessions to the Palestinians requested by President Donald Trump, hours before the U.S. leader begins a visit in which he hopes to revive peace talks frozen since 2014. As well as the concessions, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ...