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As the Supreme Court weighs the future of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, a resurgent anti-abortion movement plans to press its advantage in state-by-state battles while abortion-rights supporters prepare to play defense. Both sides seem to be operating on the assumption that a court reshaped by President Donald Trump will either overturn or seriously weaken Roe in an abortion case from Mississippi. It's a moment both sides seem to have long been preparing for. The Supreme Court’s ruling is expected around June, almost guaranteeing the issue will dominate next fall’s congressional elections as well as state-level races.

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Pope Francis has offered comfort to migrants at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. He blasted what he said is the indifference and self-interest shown by Europe “that condemns to death those on the fringes.” Francis visited the Mavrovouni camp, a cluster of white U.N. containers on the edge of the sea lined by barbed wire fencing and draped with laundry hanging outside. It was Francis’ second trip to Lesbos in five years. He lamented that little had changed since 2016, when Lesbos was at the heart of a massive wave of migration to Europe. Francis at that time brought 12 Syrian Muslim refugees home with him aboard the papal plane but there was no papal airlift on Sunday.  

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Pope Francis meets Archbishop of Athens and leader of Greece's Orthodox Church, Ieronymos II at the Orthodox archbishopric in Athens, Greece, Saturday, Dec. 04, 2021. On the second leg of a five-day visit to Cyprus and Greece, aimed at bolstering recently mended ties between the Vatican and Greek Orthodox churches, Francis is set to hold meetings about an emerging alliance between the eastern and western branches of Christianity to respond to climate change and other major global problems. (George Vitsaras/Pool Photo via AP)

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Pope Francis meets Archbishop of Athens and leader of Greece's Orthodox Church, Ieronymos II at the Orthodox archbishopric in Athens, Greece, Saturday, Dec. 04, 2021. On the second leg of a five-day visit to Cyprus and Greece, aimed at bolstering recently mended ties between the Vatican and Greek Orthodox churches, Francis is set to hold meetings about an emerging alliance between the eastern and western branches of Christianity to respond to climate change and other major global problems. (George Vitsaras/Pool Photo via AP)

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Pope Francis meets Archbishop of Athens and leader of Greece's Orthodox Church, Ieronymos II at the Orthodox archbishopric in Athens, Greece, Saturday, Dec. 04, 2021. On the second leg of a five-day visit to Cyprus and Greece, aimed at bolstering recently mended ties between the Vatican and Greek Orthodox churches, Francis is set to hold meetings about an emerging alliance between the eastern and western branches of Christianity to respond to climate change and other major global problems. (George Vitsaras/Pool Photo via AP)

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Pope Francis has warned that the “easy answers” of populism and authoritarianism threaten democracy in Europe and called for fresh dedication to promoting the common good. Francis used a speech in Greece, the birthplace of democracy, to address Europe at large, arguing that only robust multilateralism can successfully address the pressing issues of the day, from protecting the environment to the pandemic. On the same day Francis warned about the populist threat to Europe, right-wing populist leaders met in Warsaw and declared they will work more closely together to defend their sovereignty at the European Parliament. In Athens, Francis is also met with Archbishop Ieronymos, the head of Greece’s Orthodox Church, to mend ties between their churches.

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Pope Francis was heckled by an elderly priest as he arrived for a meeting in Athens with the head of the country’s Orthodox church. The priest shouted: “Pope, you are a heretic!” three times as Francis arrived at the residence of the head of Greece’s Orthodox Church, Archbishop Ieronymos. The protester fell to the ground as police led him away, and Francis appeared not to notice as he walked into the residence for his private meeting with the Orthodox leader. However, inside the residence the two leaders could not have been more friendly or in synch in their shared concern to protect the environment and migrants. During Francis' trip, the leaders of two churches renewed a promise to overcome centuries of mistrust and competition for influence.

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Pope Francis talks to a nun during a meeting with members of the Greece religious community at the St. Dionysius Cathedral in Athens, Greece, Saturday, Dec. 04, 2021. Pope Francis arrived in Athens on Saturday for the second leg of a five-day visit to Cyprus and Greece aimed at bolstering recently mended ties between the Vatican and Greek Orthodox churches. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Members of the Greece religious community sit in front of a giant poster of Athen's landmark Mt. Lycabettus during a meeting with Pope Francis at the St. Dionysius Cathedral in Athens, Greece, Saturday, Dec. 04, 2021. Pope Francis arrived in Athens on Saturday for the second leg of a five-day visit to Cyprus and Greece aimed at bolstering recently mended ties between the Vatican and Greek Orthodox churches. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Pope Francis attends a meeting with Archbishop of Athens and leader of Greece's Orthodox Church, Ieronymos II at the Orthodox archbishopric in Athens, Greece, Saturday, Dec. 04, 2021. On the second leg of a five-day visit to Cyprus and Greece, aimed at bolstering recently mended ties between the Vatican and Greek Orthodox churches, Francis is set to hold meetings about an emerging alliance between the eastern and western branches of Christianity to respond to climate change and other major global problems. (Andreas Solaro/Pool Photo via AP)