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Could Pentecost Stage a Comeback?

Pentecost — a holiday once celebrated on a scale rivaling Christmas or Easter — has faded into obscurity outside of Europe. Could it stage a comeback?

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In France, the Fight Over Charlie Hebdo’s Legacy Is Getting Ugly

A controversial left-wing sociologist says that last January's show of unity was more about racism than patriotism. And the French are pissed.

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Can Pope Francis Get the Church’s Mind Off Sex?

Pope Francis wants to move away from divisive fights over sex, abortion and gay rights. Behind the scenes at the U.N., Vatican diplomats are focusing on little else.

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Preaching Hate and Sectarianism in the Gulf

Why did Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates provide a pulpit for a firebrand cleric who calls for the destruction of Shiites, Alawites, Christians, and Jews?

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Footloose and Falun Gong

An evening with the dance performance trying to bring down the Chinese Communist Party.

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