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Pope Francis Begins 10-Day Trip To Cuba And United States
Pope Francis begins a 10-day trip to Cuba and the United States on Saturday, embarking on his first trip to the onetime Cold War foes after helping to nudge forward their historic rapprochement. He will be offering a show of solidarity with Cubans and making clear that Hispanics in the United States…
Pope: Vatican To Provide Shelter For Two Refuge Families
The Vatican will shelter two families of refugees who are "fleeing death" from war or hunger, Pope Francis announced Sunday as he called on Catholic parishes, convents and monasteries across Europe to do the same.
Francis cited Mother Teresa, the European-born nun who cared for the …
Bishops Say Tsarnaev Should Not Receive Death Penalty
(Associated Press) - Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley and fellow Massachusetts Roman Catholic bishops say it would be against the church's teaching to apply the death penalty to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev .
The statement Monday said Tsarnaev, ``will never again have the ability t…
Pope Francis: It’s Okay To Spank Your Child
Pope Francis says it's OK to spank your children to discipline them - as long as their dignity is maintained.
Francis made the remarks this week during his weekly general audience, which was devoted to the role of fathers in the family...
Little-Known Book By Pope Outlines Views, Hopes For Cuba
A little-known book about Cuba by Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — provides new insight into Francis' views on Cuban society, Marxism and the U.S. trade embargo that shaped his behind-the-scenes role in helping bring about the historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations.
Pope Francis Okays Use of Exorcists
Pope Francis is formally approving the use of exorcism by the Catholic church.  The Vatican's newspaper reported that recognition has been given to the International Association of Exorcists.
Father Francesco Bamonte told "L'Osservatore Romano"  the Holy See&apos…
Fall River Diocese Welcomes New Bishop
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River in Massachusetts has a new bishop.
Pope Francis on Thursday appointed The Rev. Edgar Moreira da Cunha, currently an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, as the eighth bishop of Fall River...
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. 
Obama and the Pontiff met for nearly an hour at the Vatican...
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. According to The Boston Globe, Walsh's letter emphasizes the importan…

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