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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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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.
15 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise
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.
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.
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.
Pope warns globe witnessing ''piecemeal'' World War Three as he holds a mass marking the centenary of World War One. Gavino Garay reports.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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