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After dove debacle, Vatican makes balloons new peace symbol

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Dove lovers, rejoice. Balloons, not doves, were released as a gesture of peace Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, a year after an attack by a seagull and a crow on the symbolic birds sparked protests by … Continue reading

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Swiss Guard’s cookbook reveals Vatican culinary treats

VATICAN CITY (AP) — If an army travels on its stomach, what does the world’s smallest army eat? A chef who serves in the Swiss Guards, David Geisser, is shedding light on the culinary tastes of the pope’s army with … Continue reading

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Pope: Christian unity means no competing for faithful

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has laid out his formula for fostering Christian unity: resist competing for souls and make concrete gestures of acceptance and dialogue. Francis celebrated vespers Sunday evening in a Rome basilica along with Anglican, Orthodox and … Continue reading

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Globetrotting Pope Francis to travel to Latin America

La Paz (AFP) – Francis, the first pontiff from Latin America, will return to the region in July when he visits Bolivia, President Evo Morales said, adding that Paraguay and Ecuador are also on the pope’s itinerary. Morales told the … Continue reading

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Pope says birth control ban doesn’t mean breed "like rabbits"

By Philip Pullella ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Catholics should not feel they have to breed “like rabbits” because of the Church’s ban on contraception, Pope Francis said on Monday, suggesting approved natural family planning methods. Francis used the … Continue reading

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Southern Baptist leaders call for integrated churches

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leaders in nation’s largest Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of racial justice in society. But that could be a hard sell to those sitting in Southern Baptist Convention congregations. … Continue reading

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Pope: Charlie Hebdo ‘punch’ not a justification of violence

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Monday he wasn’t justifying violence when he said a friend who had cursed his mother could “expect a punch” in return. Rather, he says he was only expressing a very human … Continue reading

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Pope: Charlie Hebdo ‘punch’ not a justification of violence

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Monday he wasn’t justifying violence when he said a friend who had cursed his mother could “expect a punch” in return. Rather, he says he was only expressing a very human … Continue reading

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Pope says Serra canonization in Washington; no California visit

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, an 19 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Monday his U.S. trip in September will be limited to Washington, New York and Philadelphia and he will not go to California to canonize Junipero Serra, the 18th-century … Continue reading

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Pope says Serra canonization in Washington; no California visit

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, an 19 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Monday his U.S. trip in September will be limited to Washington, New York and Philadelphia and he will not go to California to canonize Junipero Serra, the 18th-century … Continue reading

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