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March 30, 2007

Cardinal calls pre-election arms smuggling ‘danger signal’

LAGOS, Nigeria – Lagos Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie called the smuggling of arms into Nigeria a few weeks before the general elections a “danger signal.” “These arms are not in the military barracks; neither are they in the hands of law enforcement agents who are authorized to carry arms,” he said. Speaking with media executives...
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Church must take sin seriously but stress God’s mercy

VATICAN CITY – The Catholic Church must take sin seriously, but it must do so like Jesus did, by emphasizing God’s mercy and trust in the sinner’s ability to change, said the preacher of the papal household. In criticizing the Pharisees, “Jesus does not deny that sin and sinners exist,” said Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa,...
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