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South Sudan’s late liberation hero Garang in focus during Pope’s visit

FILE PHOTO: A soldier holds a portrait of the late former Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M) leader John Garang at the New Site village in southern Sudan August 4, 2005. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Juba, South Sudan Reuters Pope Francis will lead prayers at the mausoleum of South Sudanese liberation hero John Garang on Saturday, an acknowledgement of the importance for the world’s youngest nation of perhaps the one leader who could ensure unity. Garang was killed in a helicopter crash in July, 2005, less than a month after […]

Progressive United Methodists announce new denomination: Liberation Methodist Connexion

New Methodist denomination LMX

RNS A group of progressive United Methodists announced on Sunday they are forming a new Methodist denomination, the Liberation Methodist Connexion, or LMX. For half a century, the United Methodist Church has debated the full inclusion of its LGBTQ members. It pushed any discussion of sexuality from its quadrennial General Conference meeting in 2016 to a […]