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Obama Meets With Pope Francis

President Obama calls his meeting with Pope Francis extremely moving. 

In Rome, the President said he and the Pope share common goals of improving the quality of life for millions of people around the world

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Boston Mayor Walsh Wants The Pope To Visit The City

Walsh has asked the Roman Catholic Cardinal of Boston, Sean O'Malley, to hand deliver an invitation to the pontiff asking him to visit Boston during a possible visit to the U.S. next year. O'Malley headed to the Vatican this week

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Cardinal O’Malley on the Pope’s Style

Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley says he doesn't expect Pope Francis to change church teaching on issues like contraception, abortion and homosexuality.

He tells "The Boston Globe" Pope Francis has softened the tone of the church but not its position on controversial issues

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Pope Reaches Out to Atheists

Pope Francis has made another gesture to Catholics who have fallen away from their faith, saying he respects them but that God is waiting for them.

Francis made the comments Monday after he celebrated Epiphany, a major Catholic feast day that recalls the visit to the infant Jesus by the three kings

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Pope Francis Asks: “Have We Helped Others?”

 

Pope Francis has used his traditional year-end prayer service of thanksgiving to urge people to ask themselves: Did they spend 2013 to further their own interests or to help others?

 That's what we all should `'courageously'' consider as New Year's celebrations get under way, the pontiff said, as he led the service in St

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Pope Celebrates Christmas Mass

 

Pope Francis is marking his first Christmas Mass as leader of the Roman Catholic Church.  He's holding the Mass at a packed St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican City. 

Earlier today, he met with his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict.  B

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Pope Francis “Most Talked About” In 2013

 

A new survey by the Global Language Monitor names Pope Francis the "most talked-about" person of 2013.

Using a global Internet word-tracking program, the organization found that Pope Francis' name was the most cited in articles that appeared throughout the English-speaking world during the year.

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TSM - Final Mass at St. John's, November, 2012

Friends Of St. John the Baptist Hope for Papal Intervention

The Friends of St. John the Baptist Church in New Bedford continue to raise funds for their legal challenge in Rome to keep their historic church open. 

Bishop George Coleman ordered St. John the Baptist Church closed last November, but parishoners like Fred Langevin want the parish to remain active and the church reopened

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Pope Francis Says Church Should Be “Home For All”

 

Pope Francis is calling on the Catholic Church to end it's "obsession" with abortion and same-sex relationships. 

The "New York Times" reports the Pope told an Italian Jesuit Journal it's not necessary to focus on those issues and the church should be a home for all.  H

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Cardinal O’Malley Pushes For Peace In Syria, Immigration Reform

Dozens of Roman Catholic worshippers joined members of the clergy in Boston for a 4-hour prayer vigil for peace in Syria, joining those who answered Pope Francis' call and massed at the Vatican to push for an end to the bloodshed in the Middle East nation. 

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