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CATHOLIC CHURCH IN GERMANY LOST A RECORD NUMBER OF MEMBERS LAST YEAR

CNA Staff, Jun 26, 2020 / 07:30 am MT (CNA).- A record number of Catholics formally left the Church in Germany in 2019, according to official figures released Friday. The statistics issued June 26 showed that 272,771 people exited the Catholic Church last year, a significant increase on the 2018 figure of 216,078. In a June 26 statement, Bishop Georg ...

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Germany cautions virus risk still high as economies restart

Berlin, Jun 27 (AP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, as regional outbreaks gave rise to fears of a second wave. Two of the largest US states reversed course and reinstated some coronavirus restrictions amid a surge in new infections. India reported more than 18,000 new cases, pushing its cumulative total over ...

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France arrests six over Banksy artwork stolen from Bataclan

The suspects were arrested across France this week after the artwork, an image of a girl in mourning painted on one of the Paris venue’s emergency doors, was found in Italy earlier in the month, judicial and police sources told AFP. Two were charged with theft while the other four were charged with concealing theft, the sources added. All six ...

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Five dreamy holidays to France you would never have thought about before

The Languedoc beaches have been bespoke designed for families. From Sète to Gruissan, they are endless, flat, sandy and safe – you’re almost in sight of Algeria before you’re out of your depth – and they boast record levels of happiness-per-acre. And that’s what matters. Why is it special? This long coast was developed for tourism only in the 1960s, ...

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Trump Is Still Running Against The City And Idea Of Washington, D.C.

One of the oldest traditions in American politics is “running against Washington,” which has been a common campaign theme since the city was first created as the capital and the home of the federal government. In fact, candidates for president and Congress have found running against Washington one of the surest ways to get there. Some do it to stay ...

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Trump touts ratings for rally, Fox News town hall: ‘These are the real polls’

President Trump on Saturday morning touted the television ratings from his campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla, last weekend and his town hall with Fox News’ Sean Hannity this week. Trump asserted in a pair of tweets that the ratings “are the real polls,” after a series of recent pubic surveys have shown him trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden both nationally and in key swing states. “Do not ...

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Trump again threatens to cut China ties after US official ruled it out

Donald Trump has renewed his threat to cut ties with China, a day after his diplomats held high-level talks with Beijing and his top US trade negotiator said severing the trade relationship was not a viable option. The conflicting stances emerged as Washington questioned China’s credibility on accurately reporting the new Covid-19 cluster in Beijing. Trump wrote on social media that the ...

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Trump’s presidency is in a tailspin. His reelection may survive it.

If Trump loses in November, these last few weeks may come to be remembered as the moment that the Trump train finally careened off the rails for good. Yet among Democrats and those who don’t support the President, the fear that he will win a second term anyway is palpable. The man who said he could stand in the middle ...

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Trump’s Approval Slips Where He Can’t Afford to Lose It: Among Evangelicals

Polls and private concerns from top social conservatives show the president’s standing with the cornerstone of his base isn’t what it used to be. A photo op with the Bible was supposed to help fix that. President Trump needs every vote he got from white evangelicals in 2016 — and then some. Hoisting a Bible in the air may not be ...

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Donald Trump clashes with Republicans over George Floyd protests

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