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Pope asserts marriage is forever at start of family meeting

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened a divisive meeting of the world's bishops on family issues Sunday by forcefully asserting that marriage is an indissoluble bond between man and woman. But he said the church doesn't judge and must "seek out and care for hurting couples with the balm of acceptance and mercy."

Oct. 4, 2015 5:15 AM EDT

Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police took the unprecedented step of preventing Palestinian residents of Jerusalem from entering the walled Old City on Sunday after two Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israelis.

Oct. 4, 2015 3:42 AM EDT

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