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1 hr ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square

Pope Francis greets 11-year-olds Livio Bastianelli, right, and Davide Maria Bianchi after inviting them on the pope-mobile during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

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5 hrs ago | Philly.com

Fund-raising needs for possible papal visit laid out

PHILADELPHIA Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Gov. Corbett, and Mayor Nutter gave a breakfast briefing Tuesday to about 170 business, civic, and cultural leaders about the fund-raising needs for the possible visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia next year.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Rome, PA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

From Buenos Aires to World Stage: Pope Shines Spotlight on Human Trafficking

As Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, the future pope dragged the hidden problem of human slavery into broad daylight.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

The Globe and Mail

From Poirot to the mysterious death of a Pope

The Last Confession delves into the most highly guarded institution in the world to explore the mystery shrouding the sudden death of Pope John Paul I in 1978.

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Related Topix: Poirot, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

New York Daily News

Gay kiss photographs condemned by Vatican to be shown in New York

Gonzalo Orquin's controversial photo series 'Si, Quiero' showed gay, lesbian, and straight couples kissing in front of the altars of Italian churches.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Free Republic

Journalist ‘Astonished’ to Have Fooled Media with Vatican Hoax

A British Catholic journalist has said she was astonished when major world news outlets mistook an Vatican April Fool's report she wrote for a genuine news story.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Belfast Today

Robinson open to meeting Pope

Peter Robinson has said that he would be prepared to meet the Pope if he was to visit Northern Ireland.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

The Daily Democrat

Illegal immigrants represent another pro-life issue

Pope Francis leans down to talk to 10-year-old Jersey Vargas, who traveled to the Vatican from Los Angeles to plead with him to help spare her father from deportation, during a public audience at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, Opinion

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Boston.com

JAMES CARROLLHeaven's lobbyists?

The recognition of these two giant figures as saints is a joyous occasion, to be sure.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Opinion

101.5-WQUT

Newark Archbishop's Pricey Pad Causes Controversy

A half-million-dollar renovation to the "weekend" home of the archbishop of Newark has sparked a major controversy, raising questions about how money donated by church members is being used.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Hunterdon County, NJ

KKLA-FM Glendale

Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness for Sex Abuse Scandal

Pope Francis on Friday asked forgiveness "for the damage" that abusive priests have inflicted on children and pledged that the Catholic Church "will not take one step backward" in efforts to address the crisis.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Commercial Dispatch

Pope poses for 'selfies' on Palm Sunday

Pope Francis poses for pictures with faithful at the end of a Palm Sunday service in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Daily Mail

Pope Francis breaks with tradition to deliver off-the-cuff homily with pilgrims for Palm Sunday

'I was assigned to her and fell in love': Decorated NYPD officer reveals how she adopted sole survivor of Palm Sunday Massacre thirty years later Woman is ambushed and mauled by by FIVE bears in her garage after she went to put out the trash Mexican drug cartels are outgunning law enforcement across the U.S, not just near the border, and have ... (more)

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Blackburn Citizen

East Lancs priests back child abuse scandal crackdown

EAST Lancashire priests have said that there will be no 'hiding place' for the 'wicked and wrong' abusers of children in the Catholic Church.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Lancashire County, England, United Kingdom, World News,

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Suria

'Good Pope John' hometown celebrates...

While he may not be widely known internationally, Pope John XXIII holds a special place in the heart of many Italians and nowhere more so than in his homeland of Bergamo where he was born into a farming family.

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Related Topix: Italy, World News

Sunday Herald

Push for sacred music 'not political'

A BID to revive and promote chant-based worship in the Catholic church is not a political movement, the leading Scottish composer James MacMillan has insisted.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Symphony, Arts

Northern Michigan News

Argentine club named for Pope Francis opens play

A new Argentine soccer team named after Pope Francis and meant to promote nonviolence played it first official game in a regional league - a 2-2 draw that saw four players sent off.

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Free Republic

Blessed Beans: How the Pope Baptized Coffee

I love coffee, and there are few things I enjoy more than a rich cup of the blessed brew.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee

Advocate

Letter to Pope: Protect LGBT Youth

The head of a homeless shelter for LGBT youth published an open letter to Pope Francis in The New York Times today, asking the leader of the Catholic Church to change its teaching on homosexuality.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Roman Catholic Church

Daily Record

FAITH: Orthodox Christian church in Rockaway welcomes new pastor

There's a new Orthodox priest in town. The 26-year-old Rev. William George will head up SS.

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Related Topix: Religion, Orthodox Church, Rockaway, NJ

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