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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The wives of two Ukrainian soldiers defending the Mariupol steel mill have met with Pope Francis. They are asking him to intervene to arrange for a third-party evacuation of the troops before Russian soldiers capture or kill them.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A top Vatican cardinal says Pope Francis’ willingness to work despite knee pain that has made walking nearly impossible shows other older adults that they have wisdom and experience to offer younger generations. The cardinal made the assessment as he introduced Francis’ message for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. In the message released Tuesday, the 85-year-old pope urged older people to consider advanced age a blessing.

Pope Francis offered an endorsement of same-sex civil unions as part of a recently-released documentary. Southern Baptist leaders, in turn, responded by pointing to stances on sexuality and marriage …

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