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FILE - In this April 19, 2019 file photo, a gay pride rainbow flag flies along with the U.S. flag in front of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kan. Conservative leaders within the United Methodist Church unveiled plans Monday, March 1, 2021 to form a new denomination, the Global Methodist Church, with a doctrine that does not recognize same-sex marriage. The move could hasten the long-expected breakup of the UMC, America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination, over differing approaches to LGBTQ inclusion. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

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Iraqi security forces pass by Iraq and the Vatican flags and posters announcing visit of the Pope Francis in a street in Qaraqosh, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (AP/Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 file photo, Pastor Jim Conrad stands in the Towne View Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Ga. In its 2021 meeting, the Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee voted to oust the church for allowing LGBTQ people to become members of its congregation. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)

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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 file photo, Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear speaks to the denomination's executive committee in Nashville, Tenn., after a newspaper investigation revealed hundreds of sexual abuse cases by Southern Baptist ministers and lay leaders over the past two decades. In his opening speech to the 2021 executive committee meeting, he said, “We should mourn when closet racists and neo-Confederates feel more at home in our churches than do many of our people of color.” (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Jim Conrad, pastor of Towne View Baptist Church, looks at a copy of a letter from the Southern Baptist Convention's credentials committee on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Kennesaw, Ga. During an SBC meeting in late February, its executive committee will discuss a recommendation that Conrad's church be ousted from the SBC because it accepted LGBTQ people into its congregation. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)

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Pastor Jim Conrad stands in the Towne View Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Ga., on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. During a Southern Baptist Convention meeting in late February, its executive committee will discuss a recommendation that his church be ousted from the SBC because it accepted LGBTQ people into its congregation. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)