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52 min ago | Weekend Balita

Pope to visit PHL disaster victims

Pope Francis is to visit the Philippines, Asia's bastion of the Catholic faith, in January 2015 to comfort victims of disasters including Super Typhoon Haiyan, local church leaders said Monday.

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5 hrs ago | Real Clear Politics

World Cup Final: Pope Francis vs. Pope Benedict

It's being called a "holy war" with both World Cup finalists hoping for a divine intervention from Rome.

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9 hrs ago | Religion News Service

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Pope Francis' native Argentina will face off against Benedict XVI's native Germany in the final World Cup match at 3 p.m. EST Sunday .

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13 hrs ago | WQXI-AM Atlanta

Vatican casts doubt on papal World Cup party

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17 hrs ago | American Reporter

Inauguration DayLIVE-Link Social Media to Bring Galas Home

In Sicily, they say that fish start rotting from the head. In the past few months, as we've gotten closer and closer to the end of President George W. Bush's failed terms in office, we've been witnessing a mind-boggling amount of corruption, greed, evil, and downright stupidity.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Daily Kos

Lets see if the Pope meant it

I think it is time to start a petition calling on the Pope to act on those he called out for their idolatry of money and to start using his Papal Authority to censure or excommunicate them.

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DFW Catholic

Papal delegation to investigate Paraguayan diocese

Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Jul 9, 2014 / 03:54 pm .- Pope Francis is sending an apostolic visitation to the Diocese of Ciudad del Este, a Paraguayan diocese the vicar general of which has a history of sexual abuse accusations.

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Daily Mail

God's spinner: Tory peer Lord Patten becomes the Pope's media...

Brazil's darkest hour: National mourning, riots in the streets and even fans turning on themselves as World Cup hosts face up to utter humiliation of 7-1 defeat at hands of Germany 'At bedtime his ritual began': Jerry Sandusky's adopted son opens up to Oprah about the seven years of horrific sexual abuse he suffered that started when he was just ... (more)

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The Baltimore Sun

Iraqi Christians' flee violence, fear end of long history

The violence in Iraq is hastening the end of nearly 2,000 years of Christianity there as the few remaining faithful flee Islamic State militants, archbishops from Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk said on Wednesday.

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The Washington Post

Topless activists on trial over Notre Dame protest

Leader of the feminist protest group Femen Ukrainian Inna Shevchenko, center, wearing a flower crown, arrives with her lawyer, Michael Ghnassia, left, deputy lawyer, right, who refused to give her name at courthouse in Paris, Wednesday July 9, 2014.

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Reuters

Britain's Patten to lead Vatican communications re-vamp drive

Former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten will head a committee to advise Pope Francis on how to re-vamp and modernize the Holy See's media strategy, the Vatican said on Wednesday.

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BBC News

Vatican bank chief to step down

The president and four non-executive members of the governing board of the Vatican bank are due to step down, the BBC has learned.

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Christian Newswire

Televangelist Watchdog Group Questions Pope Francis' Decision to...

When Pope Francis sacked the German "Bishop of Bling" Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst last October for spending $43 million of church funds for his residential complex, and denounced the "idolatry of money," self-indulgence and "insidious worldliness" within the church, we were hopeful.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Examiner.com

Pope Francis meets with sexual abuse victims and gains praise and criticism

Monday's announcement from Rome by Pope Francis who begged several victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests for forgiveness of what they had suffered took many observers and pundits by surprise, ending in a mixed response, by some, but also resulting in an overall bump in ratings for his courage, and a correspondent increase in favor of his ... (more)

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WLUC-TV Negaunee

Marquette Man Appeals to the Pope

Bobby Glenn Brown now knows what the Marquette Diocese requires him to do in order to be allowed to lector and cantor once again at St. Michael Catholic Church in Marquette, and he intends to use a petition to go over the bishop's head.

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WMFE

What Pope Francis Has Done Differently in Tackling the Sexual Abuse Scandal

FRONTLINE updates the story of a struggling student from the Bronx who today is excelling at an elite prep school thanks to a groundbreaking program to stem the high school dropout crisis.

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Scotsman.com

Pope asks for forgiveness from sex abuse survivors

Pope Francis begged forgiveness from the victims of clergy sexual abuse yesterday as he held his first meeting with abuse survivors, and celebrated Mass with them in his Vatican residence.

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The Miami Herald

Slovene PM, Catholic Church clash over bribery

Slovenia's left-leaning prime minister was in a dispute Tuesday with local Catholic leaders after she complained to the Vatican about a bishop's criticism of a bribery conviction given a conservative ex-premier.

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DFW Catholic

Calabrian police take stand against mafia following Pope's visit

Vatican City, Jul 8, 2014 / 08:35 am .- Two weeks after Pope Francis' harsh condemnation of mafia corruption in the Italian region of Calabria, police abandoned a Marian procession which paused to bow in front of the house of a mafia leader.

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Daily Mail

UK sex abuse victim describes private meeting with the Pope, and...

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