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1 hr ago | New York Daily News

Pope Francis calls parents of James Foley

Pope Francis used a translator to speak to John and Diane Foley for about 20 minutes on Wednesday.


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6 hrs ago | Religion News Service

Pope to Iraqi president: a I appeal to you with my heart full of paina

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.


Related Topix: Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel, Christian Music, RNS

10 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Detroit Catholic Cardinal Edmund Szoka dies at age 86

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.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Detroit, MI, Novi, MI

14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Pope thanks Catholics for prayers after the deaths of three of his relatives

Pope Francis embraces a woman during his Wednesday general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican.


Related Topix: World News

18 hrs ago | CNN

No, the Pope didn't call for a crusade

Editor's note: David M. Perry is an associate professor of history at Dominican University in Illinois.


Related Topix: Illinois, Dominican University, Opinion, World News

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Washington Post

China to Pope Francis: Don't 'interfere' with religion

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.


Related Topix: Xi Jinping, Journalism, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, World News


Pope thanks people for prayers for family killed and hurt in auto accident

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.



Can You Guess Who Shakira Nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

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.


Chosun Ilbo

Pope Takes Korean Gifts to Vatican

Pope Francis returned to Vatican on Monday after ending his five-day visit to Korea.


Related Topix: Religion, Orthodox Church, Roman Catholic Church

WALB-TV Albany

Pope: Thanks for prayers for my family's grief

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.



Multinational scientists request help from the Pope to get destructive GMOs banned in Brazil

When independent scientists and farmers start protesting GMOs to their governments without success, to whom can they turn? Well, the GMO resisters in the predominately Catholic country Brazil have decided to go papal.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Biotech, Entomology, Science, Agriculture, Des Moines, IA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Dundalk Today

Cardinal should have gone 'earlier'

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 Fisher Spins Pope's Support for Stopping ISIS As A 'Crusade'

Vox's Max Fisher shamelessly invoked medieval history in a Monday post about Pope Francis.



Former sex slave says she still feels impact of meeting with pope

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.


Related Topix: Travel, South Korea Travel, Asia Travel, Seoul, South Korea Travel, South Korea,

KGNS-TV Laredo

Three members of Pope's extended family die in Argentina car crash

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.


Nanaimo Daily News

Car crash in Argentina kills pope's great-nephews, wife of nephew

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.


Cool FM

Pope's Family Dies In Argentin...

Two great nephews of Pope Francis, and their mother, have been killed in a traffic accident in Argentina, say police.


DFW Catholic

Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before trips, archbishop reveals

Vatican City, Aug 19, 2014 / 12:02 am .- Before any international trip Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI, a key Vatican archbishop revealed, noting the good relations between the two and how Pope Francis is carrying forward Benedict's vision.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Benedict Xvi

Chosun Ilbo

Pope Invites Park to Vatican

Pope Francis exchanged farewells with President Park Geun-hye at Myeongdong Cathedral on Monday morning and invited her to the Vatican.


Related Topix: Park Geun-hye

Mon Aug 18, 2014

DFW Catholic

Full transcript of Pope's in-flight interview from Korea

Aboard the papal plane, Aug 18, 2014 / 04:30 pm .- Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 plane flight back to Italy from South Korea, Pope Francis said he supports international intervention in Iraq and is willing to go to there personally if it will help end the violence against Christians and other religious minorities.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion