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Three relatives of pope killed in Argentina accident

Buenos Aires (AFP) – Two infant grandnephews of Pope Francis and their mother were killed early Tuesday when their car slammed into the back of a truck in Argentina, authorities said. The pope’s nephew Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio, who was behind … Continue reading

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Federal rejection leaves immigrant in limbo at Arizona church

By Brad Poole TUCSON Ariz. (Reuters) – Federal officials have denied an undocumented immigrant’s application to remain in the United States, leaving her to live in sanctuary, and legal limbo, at a southern Arizona church. Rosa Robles Loreto, a homeowner … Continue reading

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Argentina car crash kills 3 relatives of pope

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in serious condition Tuesday after their car crashed on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and local officials said. The small car carrying a … Continue reading

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Pope’s message lost on China?

When Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message to Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, it went missing — an apparent technical glitch laden with symbolism. Communications between the Vatican and Beijing have never been easy or particularly fruitful, and the … Continue reading

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Pope wants China dialogue, freedom for church

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis says he wants dialogue with China and the only thing he asks in return is for the Catholic Church to be able to operate freely. The pope told reporters the church “only … Continue reading

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Vatican: Argentina car crash kills papal relatives

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says a road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope’s nephew. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said the accident … Continue reading

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Pope says he wants to visit China

Pope Francis said Monday that he wants to visit China and called for the Catholic Church in the country to be allowed to do its “job”. “You ask me if I want to go to China? Certainly, even tomorrow,” he … Continue reading

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Pope calls for UN rather than US action in Iraq

Aboard the papal plane (AFP) – Pope Francis called Monday for collective action through the United Nations to “stop unjust aggression” in Iraq, in an implicit criticism of unilateral US air strikes there. The pope, speaking to reporters aboard his … Continue reading

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Pope OKs protecting Iraq minorities, wants UN OK

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday said efforts to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq are legitimate but said the international community — and not just one country — should decide how to … Continue reading

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Pope makes plea for Koreas to unite as ‘one people’

Pope Francis wrapped up the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years on Monday, urging the divided Koreas to reject suspicion and confrontation and unite as “one family, one people”. The pope’s appeal, made at a special inter-Korean reconciliation … Continue reading

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