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The Church Undivided

Benedict’s Quest to Bring Christians Back Together

Author: Victor Gaetan
May/June 2013
Foreign Affairs


In terms of budget, personnel, and global reach, the Roman Catholic Church rivals the United Nations, and as far as having a track record of promoting tolerance and peace without resorting to force, it has no equal among states. Over Christianity's 2,000-year history, its message of love, charity, and self-sacrifice has kept the religion popular and influential, even in the face of relentless attacks.

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