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1 hr ago | The Independent

Pope Francis takes two schoolboys for a ride in his Popemobile before beginning Easter duties

He is renowned for doing things very much his own way, and on Wednesday Pope Francis took two children for a once-in-a-lifetime ride in his Popemobile.

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3 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

The Seedy Side of SainthoodBy Barbie Latza Nadeau

As the faithful descend on Rome for the double canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII, critics say the two popes were pushed through to sainthood without a thorough vetting.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Top three things to do in Rome

Check with your hotel concierge for details or visit the website at www.vatican.va .

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Atlantic

The Pope in the Attic: Benedict in the Time of Francis

What's it like for the first living ex-pope in 600 years to watch from up close as the successor he enabled dismantles his legacy? His name is still Benedict, 15 months after he renounced the papacy.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, US Politics, US News

Examiner.com

Pope urges pilgrims to reflect on the wounds of Jesus

In his address for today's Wednesday General Audience , Pope Francis invited pilgrims to reflect on the suffering and the wounds of Jesus, especially as Christians prepare to commemorate Good Friday, the day Jesus was crucified.

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Belleville News Democrat

Holy Thursday feet washing is a symbol of service, Belleville priest says

The washing of the feet during Holy Thursday's Catholic Mass is a call for all to be of service to others, according to a Belleville leader.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

The Economist

The pope as a turnaround CEO: The Francis effect

BUSINESS schools regularly teach their students about great "turnaround CEOs" who breathe new life into dying organisations: figures such as IBM's Lou Gerstner, Fiat's Sergio Marchionne and Apple's Steve Jobs.

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Related Topix: Automakers, Fiat Spa, Steve Jobs, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Daily Mail

Artists accused of blasphemy after depicting the Pope being...

Artists accused of blasphemy after depicting the Pope being breastfed in controversial famous people montage... but you have to look hard to spot it 'It offends the religious feelings of millions of people and is insulting to both Father Rydzyk and the late Pope,' Nowak claims The art group has defended the image as 'little more than cartoons with ... (more)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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