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Pope Francis steps out from the plane as he arrives at the military airport in Krakow, Poland, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said Wednesday as he traveled to Poland on his first visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of the slaying of a priest in France. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Pope Francis: The world’s at war, but not a war of religions

- Associated Press

The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said Wednesday as he traveled to Poland on his first visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of the slaying of a priest in France.

Flowers, candles and messages are placed outside the home of the Rev. Jacques Hamel, a Catholic priest who was forced to his knees by Islamic State terrorists before his killing during morning Mass in northern France. (Associated Press)

Islamic State terrorists slit Catholic priest’s throat at altar, videotape ‘sermon’ in Arabic

- The Washington Times

A pair of Islamic State-linked terrorists slit a priest’s throat at the altar of a Catholic church in northern France on Tuesday before videotaping a “sermon” in Arabic to mark the ritualistic slaughter — the fourth attack in a week by the terrorist group, which since June has claimed responsibility for killing more than 600 people in several countries, including the U.S.

A police officer works with a K-9 inspecting the premises of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima monastery on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Associated Press)

Argentine nuns accused of stashing $9 million, jewels

Catholic News Agency

Four Roman Catholic nuns in Argentina are being investigated by church officials on suspicion of helping a former government official hide up to $9 million in cash and jewels in their convent.

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- Associated Press

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FILE- In this July 26, 2016, file photo, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, attends the 23rd ASEAN regional retreat meeting in Vientiane, Laos. Despite the Philippines taking on China in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea and winning big, other Southeast Asian nations with similar disputes who attended this week's meetings are apparently backing down from Beijing. (AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Analysis: China emerges more muscular after ASEAN meetings

- Associated Press

Daring to take on China in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea, the Philippines went to an international tribunal for justice, and won big. But it turned out to be a pyrrhic victory.

Indonesia's new Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, right, and Coordinating Minister for Legal, Security and Politics Wiranto prepare for a group photo during the announcement of the new cabinet ministers at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced a new Cabinet line-up on Wednesday that returns a reformist to the Finance Ministry and puts a former head of the military in charge of security. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

New Indonesia Cabinet includes reformer, rights abuser

- Associated Press

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced a new Cabinet on Wednesday that puts a retired general linked to human rights abuses in charge of security and returns a popular reformist to the finance ministry.

UN: Western Sahara peacekeeping not fully operational

- Associated Press

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara is not fully operational four months after Morocco expelled most civilian staff members to protest U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon's use of the word "occupation" to describe the status of the disputed territory, the Security Council said Tuesday.