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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. 
Obama and the Pontiff met for nearly an hour at the Vatican...
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. 
But Communications Director John Kearns tells WBSM News, the search for a replacement will…
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…
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...
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.
The nine pieces of bone sat nestled like rings in a jewel box insi…
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 ac…
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.
 
    O'Malley said an incre…

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