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Preach On The Beach: Meet The Young French Missionaries Sermonizing To Sunbathers

Youthful believers in Brittany target vacationers with God's word, hoping to return "asleep" Catholics to the path to faith.

Our Lady of the Sand?
Our Lady of the Sand?
Alicia Bourabaa

CARNAC — Last week's World Youth Day in Brazil, attended by Pope Francis himself, drew more than three million young Catholics from all over the world. But not every young faithful could afford to travel to South America, and that left some youthful French believers to turn to projects launched by their local dioceses.

While the Pope and his tender flock were 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles) away, Carnac's “Holy Beach” evangelization mission, which together with Lourdes and Saint-Malo received the 2013 World Youth Day stamp of approval, hoped to stir and inspire unwitting vacationers and sunbathers.

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Raid On Gay Sauna In Bolivia Reveals The Many Faces Of Homophobia

Police raided a gay sauna. The police's actions — and the following media storm – were violent in more ways than one.

View at night of Civica avenue in Bolivian city of El Alto

Juan Pablo Vargas

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Every LGBTQ+ person has experienced the fear of kissing their partner on the street. Many of us have been beaten, insulted or given reproachful looks for doing so, as if a show of affection was a perverse act.

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