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Economic injustice theme of Pope, Kirchner meet

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis met Argentine President Cristina Kirchner on Saturday for a closed-door Vatican meeting focused largely on the theme of economic injustice, as Buenos Aires fights hedge fund creditors. Kirchner, whose centre-left government is mired in … Continue reading

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Albania’s lesson in Muslim-Christian tolerance

Malbardh (Albania) (AFP) – Perched up an Albanian mountain, the mediaeval church of St Nicolas was rebuilt from a crumbling ruin with help from local Muslims after the fall of communism, a symbol of the religious tolerance Pope Francis will … Continue reading

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Albania’s lesson in Muslim-Christian tolerance

Malbardh (Albania) (AFP) – Perched up an Albanian mountain, the mediaeval church of St Nicolas was rebuilt from a crumbling ruin with help from local Muslims after the fall of communism, a symbol of the religious tolerance Pope Francis will … Continue reading

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Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

Pope Francis’ appointment Saturday of a bishop who has long staked out a firm position in the middle of the road as the next archbishop of Chicago sends a strong signal about the direction that the pontiff is taking the … Continue reading

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Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

Pope Francis’ appointment Saturday of a bishop who has long staked out a firm position in the middle of the road as the next archbishop of Chicago sends a strong signal about the direction that the pontiff is taking the … Continue reading

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Pope in Albania to promote inter-religious harmony

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis travels to Albania on Sunday for a packed one-day visit that will spotlight the country as a model of inter-religious harmony, amid turmoil in the Middle East and rising intolerance in Europe. While the … Continue reading

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Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop

The bishop chosen by Pope Francis to be the new head of the Archdiocese of Chicago says that people should not read too much into the decision about the Catholic Church’s future direction. Bishop Blase (BLAHZ’) Cupich (SOO’-pihch), of Spokane, … Continue reading

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Pope calls for more people to donate organs: Rome mayor

Rome (AFP) – Pope Francis has called for more people to donate their organs in a bid to stop illegal trafficking, but spoke out against the legalisation of the organ market, Rome’s mayor said Saturday. “The pope authorised me to … Continue reading

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Pope orders review of annulment process to simplify procedure

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis has ordered a review aimed at simplifying the Church’s procedures for annulments, the Vatican said on Saturday, a move that could make it easier for Catholics to end marriages. A statement said Francis had … Continue reading

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Pope’s skull cap raises over 100,000 euros on eBay

Rome (AFP) – An Italian TV show managed to coax Pope Francis into handing over his white skull cap and has already raised over 100,000 euros in less than 24 hours by putting it on eBay. The host of satirical … Continue reading

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