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The community of Rochester is struggling to deal with the death of a journalist who was killed this week nearly two years after he was kidnapped in Syria.
Pope Francis used a translator to speak to John and Diane Foley for about 20 minutes on Wednesday.
Pope Francis has written to the president of Iraq, calling for an end to the "brutal suffering of Christians and other religious minorities" and urging political leaders to end the humanitarian crisis in the country.
Retired Detroit Catholic Cardinal Edmund Szoka, who led the Archdiocese of Detroit in the 1980s and then served in two key posts at the Vatican under Pope John Paul II, died Wednesday night of natural causes at Providence Park Hospital in Novi at age 86. Szoka's death was announced by the Archdiocese of Detroit this morning.
Pope Francis embraces a woman during his Wednesday general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican.
China has reacted cautiously to a bid by Pope Francis to open new dialogue with Beijing, with some officials quick to warn the Vatican not to "interfere" with the country's religion.
Pope Francis thanks pilgrims for their prayers for his nephew and family. The wife of the Holy Father's nephew, and two of the Pope's great nephews have been killed in an automobile accident in Argentina.
Shakira is the latest celebrity taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In her video posted to Instagram Tuesday, she nominated two other high profile figures - the Pope being one of them - to take part in the social media fundraiser to fight the disease.
Pope Francis returned to Vatican on Monday after ending his five-day visit to Korea.
New York City's Metropolitan Opera has reached a deal with its stagehands and says it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions as well.
Cardinal Sean Brady with Fr Padraig Murphy PP Lordship and Ballymascanlon at his Silver Jubilee in Ravensdale Church on wednesday evening Dundalk man Brendan Boland, who has just published a book on his experience of abuse by the serial paedophile Fr Brendan Smyth, has said he is disappointed with the Cardinal's letter of resignation to the Pope.
Vox's Max Fisher shamelessly invoked medieval history in a Monday post about Pope Francis.
A day after Pope Francis left South Korea, a former sex slave who spent a few minutes with the pontiff said she still felt the impact of their meeting.
Two of Pope Francis' grandnephews and the boys' mother were killed early Tuesday in an Argentina car crash that also seriously injured the pontiff's nephew, police said.
Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said.
Two great nephews of Pope Francis, and their mother, have been killed in a traffic accident in Argentina, say police.
Updated: Fri Aug 22, 2014 02:01 am
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