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APR 17, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Timeline: The Heated Battle Between The Vatican And American Nuns

(RNS) The long and often contentious duel between the Vatican and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious came to an abrupt end on Thursday (April 16); the probe of the umbrella group that represents most of the nation’s 50,000 nuns concluded with an amicable resolution that avoided serious sanctions for the sisters. Here’s how the dispute played out: April 2008: ...

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APR 16, 2015 - BBC

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Pope Francis to visit Latin America

Pope Francis announces his first visit to Bolivia, Paraguay and Ecuador in July, with leaders from host countries welcoming the news.

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APR 15, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Greek Orthodox Church In Latin America Is Not Very Greek

Thousands of Orthodox Christians attended Holy Week services in Greek Orthodox churches in Central and South America this year -- but most were not of Greek descent. It was the last thing that church leader, Metropolitan Athenagoras, was expecting. Patriarch Bartholomew I, archbishop of Constantinople and spiritual leader of the world’s 300 million Orthodox Christians, appointed Metropolitan Athenagoras as head ...

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APR 13, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Author Eduardo Galeano, a top voice of Latin American left, dies

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, whose “Open Veins of Latin America” became a classic text for the left in the region and propelled the author to fame, died Monday at age 74. Mr. Galeano’s work inspired several generations of Latin Americans with powerful, acerbic descriptions of the continent’s exploitation by capitalist and imperialist forces. The writer defined himself ...

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APR 13, 2015 - Washington Post

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WorldViews: What Eduardo Galeano had to say about the United States

Eduardo Galeano, the celebrated Uruguayan author and journalist, died of cancer on Monday at age 74.A giant of the Latin American left, Galeano was most well known internationally for his 1971 book, "The Open Veins of Latin America," a lengthy chronicle of the continent's plunder during centuries of European imperialism. That history, he made clear, stretched into the present and found echo in ...

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