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Page One: Headlines for 12/17/19

Unrest is continuing in Lebanon, where leaders have moved to delay the nomination of a new prime minister until Thursday. (video: Al Jazeera/YouTube)

Lebanese cardinal calls on leaders to listen to God’s will (Vatican News) The Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, told the congregation for his Mass on Sunday 15 December that if politicians in his country had listened to the will of God, Lebanon would not be engulfed in the crisis presently gripping the country?

Erdogan urges resettling a million refugees in northern Syria (Al Jazeera) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for the resettlement of one million Syrian refugees in a “peace zone” in the northern part of their homeland — on a voluntary basis but in “a very short period of time?”

As protests rage, is India becoming a Hindu nation? (The New York Times) Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has rounded up thousands of Muslims in Kashmir, revoked the area’s autonomy and enforced a citizenship test in northeastern India that left nearly two million people potentially stateless, many of them Muslim. But it was Mr. Modi’s gamble to pass a sweeping new citizenship law that favors every South Asian faith other than Islam that has set off days of widespread protests?

Orthodox Church of Ukraine marks one year anniversary (Kiev Post) The Orthodox Church of Ukraine is marking one year since its break from Russia’s church hierarchy. On 15 December, Metropolitan Epiphanius led a celebratory liturgy at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Kiev attended by former President Petro Poroshenko. The liturgy was held a day after Epiphanius convened a bishops’ council on the occasion of the first anniversary?

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