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Pope congratulates Cuba, U.S. on new ties, promises more support

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Wednesday congratulated the United States and Cuba on their decision to establish diplomatic relations, and the Vatican said it was ready to support the strengthening of bilateral relations. In a statement, the Vatican … Continue reading

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Cuba coup for pope with the popular touch

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis’s pivotal role in a landmark breakthrough in US-Cuba relations was the latest coup for a pontiff whose personality and popularity have made him an influential player on the global stage. As the world digested … Continue reading

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Pope wishes Rome luck on Olympic bid but jokes ‘I won’t be around’

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Friday wished Rome luck for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, which may include some events in the Vatican, but then joked that he would not be around to enjoy them. Francis, … Continue reading

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Pope wishes Rome luck on Olympic bid but jokes ‘I won’t be around’

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Friday wished Rome luck for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, which may include some events in the Vatican, but then joked that he would not be around to enjoy them. Francis, … Continue reading

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Mexico’s church calls for changes in government strategy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Roman Catholic Church is calling on the government of President Enrique Pena Nieto to make changes to its strategies for dealing with the crisis of violence and impunity that is shaking the country. Cardinal Norberto … Continue reading

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Man stages new protest on ledge of St. Peter’s in Vatican

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – An Italian man evaded Vatican security for the fifth time to reach a high ledge on the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica to protest against laws he says caused him to lose his business. Marcello di … Continue reading

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Coroner: Boy becomes 4th person to die after car crashes into crowd outside California church

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Coroner: Boy becomes 4th person to die after car crashes into crowd outside California church. Society Culture Article source: Article Source

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Pope says will not be around in 10 years

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis said Friday he will not still be in the Vatican in ten years’ time. Greeting athletes and officials from the Italian National Olympic Committee, the 78-year-old pontiff wished them well with their bid to … Continue reading

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Pope’s role in Cuba deal fractures Cuban-American flock

MIAMI (AP) — The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil. Many Catholics … Continue reading

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Pope boosts Rome’s 2024 bid but warns: ‘I won’t be around’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given a papal thumbs up to Rome’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics amid talk that the Vatican might host some events. But he is warning: “I won’t be around.” Francis, 78, met … Continue reading

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