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Pence rebukes U.N. efforts to help Christians, announces Middle East trip

WASHINGTON — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence criticized the United Nations' efforts to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East in a speech Oct. 25.

Since the organization "failed" to help Christians and other minority religious communities, he said, aid from the United States from now on would be routed through the U.S. Agency for International Development and "faith-based and private organizations" to help those who are persecuted in the region.

Faith emerges in last minutes of vice-presidential debate

WASHINGTON — In opening remarks during the vice presidential candidates' debate Oct. 4, each candidate alluded to faith but they didn't return to how their beliefs influenced their political views until the last 10 minutes of the night.

Both candidates were raised Catholic and attended Catholic schools but Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the Republican vice presidential candidate, became an evangelical Christian while in college. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, has been a member of St. Elizabeth Parish in Richmond, Virginia, for 30 years.

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