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Trump at Davos: ‘The Time for Skepticism Is Over’

President Donald Trump held up America’s middle class as the primary beneficiaries of the U.S. economic boom in his address to the World Economic Forum Tuesday.

Donald Trump at Davos: ‘America Is Open for Business’

President Donald Trump told the World Economic Forum Tuesday that now “is the perfect time to bring your business, your jobs, and your investments to the United States.”

Pope Francis Ties Rise in Antisemitism to Growth of Populism

ROME — Pope Francis said Monday that selfishness leads to populism, which in turn gives rise to antisemitism.

Tens of Thousands March in Paris to Protest ‘Wombs for Rent’

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris on Sunday, protesting a proposed law on artificial insemination and surrogate motherhood.

U.S. Bishops’ Immigration Chief Says Jesus Was Part of a ‘Refugee Family’

The chairman of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration said Jesus Christ was the member of a refugee family, while applauding a judge’s block of President Trump’s executive order on refugee resettlement.

Matteo Salvini: Muslim Immigration Is ‘Main Cause’ of Resurgent Antisemitism

The head of Italy’s leading political party said in an interview Sunday that the recent surge in antisemitism in Europe is primarily the consequence of the mass immigration of Muslims on the continent.

Pope Francis: Midwives Carry out ‘Noblest of All Professions’

Pope Francis gave a shout-out to midwives Sunday, saying they engage in what is perhaps “the noblest of all professions.”

Pope Francis: Right to Life Is ‘Preeminent’ Social and Political Issue

Pope Francis told U.S. bishops in the Vatican Thursday that the right to life is the “preeminent” social and political issue of our day, because “if you’re not alive you can’t do anything else.”

Dutch Bishop Says Amazon Synod Made a ‘Mockery of the Faith’

Dutch bishop Rob Mutsaerts said this week that last fall’s Vatican Synod on the Amazon was a smoke screen to sneak in the issues of married priests and female deacons.

Researchers Pay Mexican Women to Get Pregnant Then Abort

Researchers have conducted experiments on dozens of young Mexican women, paying them to be artificially inseminated and then extracting their embryos for analysis, NPR reported Thursday.