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3 hrs ago | The St. Petersburg Times

Russia's Foreign Ministry blasted France for its "double standards"...

Femen activists during a protest at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France against the Catholic church's stance on gay-marriage in February 2013. Photo: Jacob Khrist / Femin.org Russia's Foreign Ministry blasted France for its "double standards" following a Parisian court's decision to release nine Femen activists who stormed the Notre Dame cathedral last year to stage a topless protest against the pope.

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6 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Nice day for a mass wedding! Pope marries 20 couples who have lived ...

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10 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

Pope to couples: Cross illuminates purpose of marriage

Vatican City, Sep 14, 2014 / 07:59 am .- "Marriage is a symbol of life the Sacrament of love of Christ and the Church, a love which finds its proof and guarantee in the Cross." This was the central theme of Pope Francis' homily for the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, delivered moments before presiding over the marriages of 20 couples from the Diocese of Rome.

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15 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

Forty "I do's" - or "Si" in Italian - were pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother. Among the couples, all from the Rome area, is one in which the groom's first marriage was annulled by the church and the bride has a daughter from an earlier relationship.

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19 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Runup to pope's visit: Manila taking papal selfies

A church-run radio station in the Philippines is distributing life-size cardboard cutouts of the pope to generate "papal fever" among selfie-loving Filipinos before the pope's visit in January. At the SM Mall of Asia, students, families and other shoppers on Wednesday snapped pictures of themselves beside the papal standee.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tug of war for bishop's body, or its parts, delays sainthood

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, has already constructed a museum in honor of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a native son whose Emmy-winning television show during the 1950s brought Catholicism to the American living room. It has documented several potential miracles by him and compiled a dossier on his good works for the Vatican.

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The Catholic Sun Phoenix

Couples with kids, cohabitatingare among those marrying atpapal Mass

Among the men and women Pope Francis was set to unite in marriage were Catholics who have been living together as well as couples who already have children. The pope, who is the bishop of Rome, will preside over his first wedding ceremony as pontiff during a nuptial Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Sept.

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Reuters

Pope Francis: "War is madness"

Pope warns globe witnessing ''piecemeal'' World War Three as he holds a mass marking the centenary of World War One. Gavino Garay reports.

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DFW Catholic

Benedict XVI poses for first selfies

Rome, Italy, Sep 12, 2014 / 10:45 am .- The first "selfie" of retired pontiff Benedict XVI is making the rounds on social networks. The photo was shared by Gianluca Barile on his Twitter account Sept.

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The Spectator

Ian Paisley's private kingdom

One summer's evening, I went for a stroll by the shores of Lough Erne, just outside the city of Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Swifts and swallows patrolled separate strands of midge-covered waters as if divided into Catholics and Protestants.

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KOLD-TV Tucson

Pope's WWI tribute infused with personal ties

By COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press REDIPUGLIA, Italy - Pope Francis confronts a piece of his own family history on Saturday when he visits a World War I memorial built amid battlefields where his grandfather fought in a fierce Italian offensive against the Austro-Hungarian empire - surviving to impress upon the future pope the horrors of war. Francis' aim in recalling those who died in the Great War that broke out 100 years ago is to honor the victims of all wars, and it comes at a time when his calls for peace have grown ever more urgent amid new threats.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Suria

Sri Lanka told not to exploit Pope for...

The Roman Catholic church on Friday urged Sri Lanka not to politicise a visit by the pope in January amid reports that President Mahinda Rajapakse may hold a snap election early next year. Cardinal Malcom Ranjith, the head of the Catholic church on the island, called on Rajapakse's government not to use Pope Francis' visit from January 13-15 as a "political tool".

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CBC News

Retired archbishop among Manitobans joining Order of Canada

James Weisgerber, who retired as Winnipeg's Roman Catholic archbishop last year, has been named an officer of the Order of Canada. He was presented with the honour by Gov. Gen.

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Deseret News

15 places named after religious figures

What's in a name? Well, these places got their monikers thanks to the help of religious figures, both small and large scale. What's in a name? Well, these places got their monikers thanks to the help of religious figures, both small and large scale.

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Chicago Tribune

Pope to visit Turkey in November, marking first trip to a Muslim nation

Pope Francis will visit the Turkish city of Istanbul at the end of November, his first trip to a predominantly Muslim nation, the Vatican said on Friday. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the exact dates and the program for the trip, which will last several days, were still not fixed.

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The Washington Post

Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies aged 88

The Rev. Ian Paisley, the divisive Protestant firebrand who devoted his life to thwarting compromise with Catholics in Northern Ireland only to become a pivotal peacemaker in his twilight years, died Friday in Belfast, his wife said.

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Breitbart.com

Vatican Calls Out Islamic State, Boko Haram for 'Contemporary Slavery'

"We must break the silence" on the shameful scourge of contemporary slavery, said archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi yesterday in Geneva at the 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Tomasi is the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations Office in Geneva.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

DFW Catholic

Christian life is not navel-gazing - it's self-giving, Pope says

Vatican City, Sep 11, 2014 / 10:12 am .- During his homily at daily Mass on Thursday Pope Francis focused on authentic Christian love, stressing that it's not selfish, but freely and mercifully gives itself to others. The Pope drew from the day's Gospel reading from Luke chapter six, where Jesus tells his disciples to love their enemies and "do good" to those who hate them.

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Vatican sees closer Vietnam ties as...

The Vatican said Thursday it was committed to reestablishing diplomatic ties with Vietnam as part of a bid to better relations with Asia in general. Pope Francis waves during his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican on September 10, 2014 - by Filippo Monteforte Pope Francis is keen for the Church to tap into Asia, a continent where the number of Catholics, currently just 3.2 percent of the population, is rocketing.

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DFW Catholic

Vatican state secretariat strengthens its control over 'the Pope's hospital'

Vatican City, Sep 10, 2014 / 08:04 pm .- The Vatican Secretariat of State established June 28 a Comittee of Presidency for the Pediatric Hospital "Bambino Ges," owned by the Holy See, thereby strengthening its control over the institution. The committee is composed of five members, including the president of the Board of Directors, and is entrusted with some of the Board of Administration's tasks.

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