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Church briefs

Centerview MBC to hold revival Centerview Missionary Baptist Church, 3909 N. Highway 171, Malvern, will hold a revival at 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

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Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive 'so much cruelty'

OSWIECIM, Poland -- Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at Auschwitz and Birkenau on Friday, meeting with concentration camp survivors as well as aging saviors who helped Jews escape certain doom. In a guest book entry he made an anguished plea: "Lord, forgiveness for so much cruelty!"

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Vatican ratchets up defense of family document

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican is striking back at conservative critics of Pope Francis' landmark document on family life, ratcheting up its defense of the pope with new vigor as bishops begin implementing the document around the world.

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