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Pope Asks Forgiveness

Pope Francis is asking for forgiveness for the damage priests have caused to children they've sexually abused. 

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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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TSM - Bishop George Coleman (left)

Bishop Coleman Sends Resignation Letter To Vatican

The process will soon begin to name a new Bishop for the Fall River Diocese. 

Bishop George Coleman turns 75 on Saturday, and under church law, he must submit his letter of resignation to the Vatican

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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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Vatican Unveils Bone Fragments Said to be Peter’s

The Vatican publicly unveiled a handful of bone fragments purportedly belonging to St. Peter on Sunday, reviving the scientific debate and tantalizing mystery over whether the relics found in a shoe box truly belong to the first pope

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TSM - Final Mass at St. John's, November, 2012
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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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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O’Malley Says New Pope Has His Prayers And Support

 Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley says in a statement that new Pope Francis has his ``faithful support.''
 
    The Boston Archdiocese released the statement Wednesday after the election of Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina

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Vatican Sends Up Black Smoke, Signaling No New Pope

After day one of the Papal Conclave, the Cardinals have sent up black smoke from the Sistine Chapel which means no new pope has been selected yet.

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