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Indonesia arrests 5 foreigners in Bali for drug smuggling

DENPASAR, Indonesia — Indonesian police say some of the five foreigners arrested for drug smuggling on the tourist island of Bali since the end of November face the death penalty if convicted. Police paraded the citizens of Peru, Britain, China, … more

Biographical sketches of 2 Canadians missing in China

BEIJING — Two Canadian citizens have been reported missing in China over recent days amid a dispute over Canada’s detention of a Chinese business executive wanted in the U.S. on bank fraud charges. China has yet to provide any information … more

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  • Council of Trent Convened (1545)
    on 12/13/2018 at 5:00 am

    The Council of Trent made sweeping reforms to the Catholic Church over 18 years, eliminating many abuses criticized in the Protestant Reformation. Convened by Pope Paul III at Trento, Italy—28 years after Martin Luther issued his 95 Theses—the council fixed the canon of the Old and New Testaments, set the number of sacraments at seven, defined […]