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5 surprising moments between Popes and Presidents
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(CNN) President Barack Obama will meet with Pope Francis on Thursday at the Vatican, opening a new chapter in the centuries-long relationships between the United States and the Holy See. While Obama has praised Francis' focus on the poor, Popes and …

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New Documentary on Pope Francis Released on DVD on Amazon.com
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The documentary begins with the electrifying moment when the new pope stands before the faithful in St. Peter's Square March 13, the day of his election. It then takes viewers through both the ordinary and climactic events of his life, from family …

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Resignation Watch '13: Vatican Bank « Dealbreaker: Wall Street …
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Director Paolo Cipriani and deputy-director Massimo Tulli stepped down three days after the Vatican was rocked by the arrest of Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, a high-ranking cleric with close ties to the financial institution, who …

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Francis' Words at Consecration of Vatican City State to Archangel …
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Here is a translation of the brief address Francis gave this morning at the inauguration of a monument to Michael the Archangel in Vatican City State. Pope…

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Bavarian and Neapolitan flavors come together for Christmas 2013 …
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November 29, 2013. (Romereports.com) Workers at the Vatican will begin preparations on Monday for the arrival of the traditional Christmas tree and Nativity Scene, displayed each year at St. Peter's Square. For 2013, the …

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Dippers divided
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Mr Mohler, for example, responded to the general excitement over the election of Pope Francis by recalling that evangelicals utterly rejected the Catholic idea that the pope was Christ's vicar on earth. In another statement, he said that Catholics and …

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Pope grants indulgences for World Youth Day
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Vatican City, Jul 9, 2013 / 10:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will grant a plenary indulgence – a remission of all temporal punishment due to sin – to World Youth Day Catholic participants, the Vatican announced July 9. The head of the Church's …

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Last call for state parties
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AFP's former chairman, Art Pope, now serves as North Carolina budget director. In Texas, two Democratic outside groups have essentially built a party organization outside the … “To me, these are probably the most important groups in politics — not …

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Vatican spokesman attending St. B diocesan gathering
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After a solid month of wall-to-wall press briefings and media interviews during the resignation of one pope and the election of another, Father Thomas Rosica might be forgiven if he never wants to speak to another reporter. But the experience of being …

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Smiling Pope Francis statue joins Rome wax museum
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AFP – Pope Francis has become the latest figure in Rome's wax museum with a statue depicting the pontiff smiling in the iconic moment when he appeared on the balcony of St Peter's Basilica after his election. Visitors have been asking for months when …

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