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2 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Leave us alone, China tells the Pope: Officials warn Francis not to ...

Leave us alone, China tells the Pope: Officials warn Francis not to 'interfere' in atheist country's religion after he said he wanted to visit Chinese officials have warned Pope Francis not to 'interfere' with their country's religion, following a series of overtures from the pontiff to the officially atheist nation.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

6 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

Detroit cardinal remembered as 'man of deep faith'

"He was always a man of deep faith," recalled the Archbishop of Hartford in Connecticut Leonard Blair, a former auxiliary bishop in Detroit.


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9 hrs ago | St. Anthony Messenger

Pope prays for peace in Ukraine

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, his wife and son light candles in Kiev's St. Sofia Cathedral.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine

13 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

A refreshed Benedict XVI captivates students with homily

Vatican City, Aug 26, 2014 / 12:31 pm .- Participants in the annual Ratzinger "schulerkreis" study group were overjoyed at seeing the retired pontiff in good health, noting that they were deeply moved by his homily on the triumph of God's love.


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14 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Pope Francis urged to rid the Vatican of investments in fossil fuels

The global climate campaign 350.org and partners launched a new campaign today urging Pope Francis to divest the Vatican Bank from all investments in the fossil fuel industry and publicly support the growing movement to divest from fossil fuels.


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15 hrs ago | News Max

Pope Donates $1 Million to Religious Refugees in Iraq

Francis' Personal Envoy, Cardinal Filoni, Discusses Needs Seen on Recent Visit From Aleteia.org Pope Francis has given $1 million as a personal contribution to help Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq who have been forced from their homes, according to his personal envoy to the country.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

16 hrs ago | Phillymag.com

Why Philly Businesses Will Gladly Pay Millions for the Pope and DNC

Fact: If the Democratic National Committee decides to hold its 2016 convention in Philadelphia the cost could range anywhere from $50-$75 million dollars.


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20 hrs ago | Commonweal

Pope Francis and the Next Generation of Theologians

School is beginning again. . . and I was asked a question to which I am not sure I know the answer.


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Yesterday | Independent.ie

An intimate family farewell to a real man of peace

THEY could have asked any number of distinguished politicians, judges, medics or members of the business community, any of whom would have been honoured to be selected for this small but significant honour at a State funeral.


Mon Aug 25, 2014

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Pope Offers Condolences to Family of James Foley in Message Read at Memorial Mass

A letter of condolence was sent on behalf of Pope Francis to the family of American journalist James Foley, who was murdered by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.


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National Catholic Reporter

2014 airstrikes in Iraq offer contrast to 2003

On Aug. 8, the United States began dropping bombs in Iraq again. The airstrikes, the first major U.S. military involvement in Iraq since President Barack Obama pulled out combat troops in 2011, are intended to thwart a hyperviolent jihadist group called the Islamic State, which is storming northern Iraq in an effort to establish an Islamic ... (more)


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The Washington Post

Defrocked diplomat may become first priest accused of sexual abuse to be tried at the Vatican

The world may be about to witness a first: the Vatican putting on trial one of its own officials for sexual abuse.


ABC News

Tributes flowing for Qld barrister Cedric Hampson

ELEANOR HALL: Tributes are flowing for a Queensland barrister, whom colleagues are calling a legal legend.


The Daily Star

Rai takes presidential election deadlock to Vatican

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai will head to the Vatican Wednesday for talks with Pope Francis on the Christian sufferings in the Middle East and the Lebanese presidential election stalemate.


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Pope Francis pays tribute to former taoiseach Albert Reynolds as...

As mourners gather for a state funeral in Dublin for the politician and businessman, the pontiff sent a telegram in praise of his efforts to promote reconciliation in Northern Ireland.


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Awka Diocese in the news againFr. Pat Amobi CHUKWUMAAwka Diocese is...

It was carved out from the old Onitsha Archdiocese. Its territorial boundary stretches from Ugwuoba to Abagana, Ichida to Umunze and Ekwulobia to Uga.


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Sun Aug 24, 2014


Foley family celebrates his life

The family of murdered US journalist James Foley has prayed for the safety of his fellow hostages as hundreds gathered for a mass to celebrate his life as a witness on the front line.



China To Pope Francis: Don't 'Interfere' With Our Country's Religion

VATICAN CITY 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.


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DFW Catholic

Pope Francis leaves Asian faithful energized after visit

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 24, 2014 / 04:06 pm .- Many across Asia from all ages and stages in life voiced their enthusiasm in seeing Pope Francis during his recent visit to South Korea, saying he has shown great closeness to the Asian people.


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Visitation, funeral for Cardinal Edmund Szoka

Visitation for Szoka will be from 2-9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24 and Monday, Aug. 25 at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.


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