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Pope praises Bayern Munich after Roma rout

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis welcomed the victorious Bayern Munich team to the Vatican after its 7-1 Champions League rout of Roma, telling the players Wednesday they “played a wonderful game” and receiving a signed jersey and ball in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis plays long game to reform Catholic Church

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – After winning praise around the world for his fresh and open style, the honeymoon period seems to be over for Pope Francis. A tumultuous two-week Vatican synod exposed polarization in the Catholic Church over his push … Continue reading

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Pope to visit Turkey as region’s Christians flee Islamic State persecution

ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis will travel to Turkey next month, the Vatican said on Tuesday, his first visit to the predominantly Muslim country which has become a refuge for Christians fleeing persecution by Islamic State militants in neighboring Syria … Continue reading

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Church official pleads guilty in looting case

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston church official who claimed in an autobiography that he was an enforcer for gangster James “Whitey” Bulger pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges that he looted his church’s assets. Edward MacKenzie Jr. is … Continue reading

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Sri Lankan snap polls cast doubt on Pope’s visit

The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka on Tuesday asked the government to clarify its plans for a snap presidential election, amid fears the polls will scupper a planned visit by the Pope. Sri Lanka has not yet announced an election … Continue reading

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Pope to visit Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia in Turkey

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will visit sites that recall Turkey’s often-tumultuous history at a cultural crossroads between continents and faiths during a three-day visit to the country next month. The Vatican announced Tuesday that Francis’ first stop on … Continue reading

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Catholic bishops scrap watered-down welcome to gays in document in sign of deep division.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic bishops scrap watered-down welcome to gays in document in sign of deep division. Religion Beliefs Society Culture Article source: Article Source

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The Vatican Backpedals on Support for Gays and Divorcees

As a Vatican assembly on the family came to a close on Saturday, bishops ditched a document believed to signal a major shift in how the Church views gays and remarried Catholics, thus rejecting the vision of Pope Francis to … Continue reading

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Vatican warns of ‘new genocide’ by IS

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has demanded that world governments do more to prevent a possible “new genocide” in northern Iraq and Syria, and for Muslim leaders in particular to repudiate the Islamic State militants who are killing and … Continue reading

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5 Things to Know about Pope Paul VI

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI on Sunday at the end of a remarkable meeting of Catholic bishops discussing family life, marriage, divorce, sex and gay unions. Paul VI oversaw the Second Vatican Council, the 1962-65 … Continue reading

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