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Newark, N.J. -- Archbishop Myers fires back in letter to the faithful - A defiant Newark archbishop lashed out at critics in a letter to Catholic clergy, defending his handling of an alleged pedophile priest and denouncing the media, victims’ advocates and politicians as "evil" for distorting his record.

North Jersey churchgoers voice skepticism about archbishop. One churchgoer on Sunday said he has a hard time buying the Newark archbishop’s explanation.

Viral Photo Shows Muslims Protecting Church in Egypt as Congregants Attend Mass Amid Threat of Attack

Coptic bishop hits out at West amid reports of nearly 80 church buildings attacked

Christians targeted because extremists perceive they helped oust Morsi

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Commentary: Negotiating peace in the Middle East before the trains collide by Tony Magliano

Rebellious nuns remain rebellious

Fundraiser stole thousands from school PTA

Pew Research on Religion and Public Life: U.S. Catholics Happy with Selection of Pope Francis

Flight 93 Memorial Chapel to remain at present location

Obama urges renewed push for Wall Street overhaul

Backing Egypt’s generals, Saudi Arabia promises financial support

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