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Vatican City, Jul 10, 2014 / 08:04 pm .- Fr. Theodore Mascarenhas, who was appointed Wednesday to be an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Ranchi in India's eastern state of Jharkhand, has voiced his enthusiasm for the task.
Pope Francis is to visit the Philippines, Asia's bastion of the Catholic faith, in January 2015 to comfort victims of disasters including Super Typhoon Haiyan, local church leaders said Monday.
It's being called a "holy war" with both World Cup finalists hoping for a divine intervention from Rome.
Pope Francis' native Argentina will face off against Benedict XVI's native Germany in the final World Cup match at 3 p.m. EST Sunday .
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I think it is time to start a petition calling on the Pope to act on those he called out for their idolatry of money and to start using his Papal Authority to censure or excommunicate them.
Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Jul 9, 2014 / 03:54 pm .- Pope Francis is sending an apostolic visitation to the Diocese of Ciudad del Este, a Paraguayan diocese the vicar general of which has a history of sexual abuse accusations.
Brazil's darkest hour: National mourning, riots in the streets and even fans turning on themselves as World Cup hosts face up to utter humiliation of 7-1 defeat at hands of Germany 'At bedtime his ritual began': Jerry Sandusky's adopted son opens up to Oprah about the seven years of horrific sexual abuse he suffered that started when he was just ... (more)
The violence in Iraq is hastening the end of nearly 2,000 years of Christianity there as the few remaining faithful flee Islamic State militants, archbishops from Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk said on Wednesday.
Leader of the feminist protest group Femen Ukrainian Inna Shevchenko, center, wearing a flower crown, arrives with her lawyer, Michael Ghnassia, left, deputy lawyer, right, who refused to give her name at courthouse in Paris, Wednesday July 9, 2014.
Former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten will head a committee to advise Pope Francis on how to re-vamp and modernize the Holy See's media strategy, the Vatican said on Wednesday.
The president and four non-executive members of the governing board of the Vatican bank are due to step down, the BBC has learned.
Monday's announcement from Rome by Pope Francis who begged several victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests for forgiveness of what they had suffered took many observers and pundits by surprise, ending in a mixed response, by some, but also resulting in an overall bump in ratings for his courage, and a correspondent increase in favor of his ... (more)
Bobby Glenn Brown now knows what the Marquette Diocese requires him to do in order to be allowed to lector and cantor once again at St. Michael Catholic Church in Marquette, and he intends to use a petition to go over the bishop's head.
FRONTLINE updates the story of a struggling student from the Bronx who today is excelling at an elite prep school thanks to a groundbreaking program to stem the high school dropout crisis.
Pope Francis begged forgiveness from the victims of clergy sexual abuse yesterday as he held his first meeting with abuse survivors, and celebrated Mass with them in his Vatican residence.
Updated: Fri Jul 11, 2014 03:12 am
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