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By Laura Jones On Friday, September 25th, 2015
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Pope Francis: abolish the death penalty, help Syrian refugees, redistribute your wealth, talks climate change

Transcript via TIME: Our world is facing a refugee crisis of a magnitude not seen since the Second World War. This presents us with great challenges and many hard decisions. On this continent, too, thousands of More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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Protests build against ABC, Disney over ‘The Real O’Neals’ and Dan Savage

As fury spreads, Evangelical leaders have joined a growing chorus that includes Catholic leaders, the Media Research Center (MRC), the Family Research Council (FRC), and the American Family Association (AFA) in More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Pope Francis proclaims animals go to heaven, the Humane Society responds

After the new Pope was chosen last March and then took the name “Francis” – after Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals — I took a deep breath and dared to hope that this could be the More...

By Herman Cummings On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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The Truth of Genesis: An Open Letter to the Archbishop of Westminster

Earlier (November 2014), I wrote the article “The Truth of Genesis: The Papacy Refuses To Teach the Truth of Genesis”. It was in response to the ungodly remarks of Pope Francis, a Jesuit, who displayed his ignorance More...

By Herman Cummings On Friday, November 7th, 2014
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The Papacy Refuses To Teach the Truth of Genesis

Back in 2011, I wrote to the then Pope, and the Vatican, concerning the Truth of Genesis: “The Truth of Genesis: A Challenge to the Pope!” The Pope and the “Holy” See refused to respond, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Cuba approves of building the first new Catholic Church since 1959

Cuba will allow a Catholic church to be built in the Communist country for the first time since 1959. that Cuba has allowed a church to be built. Hurricane Sandy destroyed an old building, so the demand for a new More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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Pope Francis will meet with sex abuse victims, declaring ‘zero tolerance’ as bishops are investigated

Pope Francis I announced Monday that he would hold a meeting at the Vatican with a group of sex abuse victims. The Pope then declared a “zero tolerance” for any member of the clergy who would violate a child. “On More...

By Laura Jones On Sunday, April 27th, 2014
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Pope Francis canonizes John Paul II, ‘Good Pope’ John XXIII in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis has proclaimed two of his predecessors — John the 23rd and John Paul the Second — as saints at a ceremony Sunday in St. Peter’s Square.   Pope John Paul II, 1993 photo public More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Ambassador Francis Rooney discusses ‘The Global Vatican,’ the US and Catholic Church ties

Former Ambassador Francis Rooney has written the new book The Global Vatican, which highlights the history between the US and the Vatican as well as the continuous relationship between the goals of America and those More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
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Pope Francis says family life is top priority in ‘State of the World’ address, abortion is ‘frightful’ Transcript

In a January 13 address to the Vatican diplomatic corps, Pope Francis cited the words of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, saying that “the language of the family is a language of peace.” Pope Francis I March More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
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Pope Francis delivers first message on Joseph, being a ‘protector’ and assisting the poor Transcript

Hundreds of thousands of worshippers gathered in the Vatican Tuesday morning to celebrate Pope Francis’s inaugural mass, applauding as he instructed the world’s dignitaries, clergy and Catholic lay people More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 16th, 2013
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South Africa: Archbishop of Durban, Wilfrid Fox Napier says ‘pedophilia is not a crime’

One of the 115 cardinals who elected Pope Francis I as the 266th pontiff last Wednesday has come out with some strong and perhaps controversial statements about pedophilia , according to a BBC radio interview Friday. Cardinal More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
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Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is chosen as the 266th Pope

The new leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics is Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who will replace Pope Benedict, who resigned in February, according to the Vatican. The 115 voting cardinals selected  Jorge Mario More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 1st, 2013
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Betting on the next Pope puts Cardinal Peter Turkson as favorite, Peter the likely papal name

Just two hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power was out with their odds and within 48 hours, they saw more than $200,000 in bets. Cardinal Turkson, the leading candidate More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, March 1st, 2013
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Pope Benedict XVI bids farewell in historic and emotional exit

For the first time in the past six centuries of Roman Catholicism, a pope appeared at his balcony not to greet the faithful, but to bid them farewell. “You know this day is different than my previous days,” More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
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Vatican denies scandal reports linked to Pope Benedict XVI resigning or cardinal report

Spokesman condemns allegations in Italian media that Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation linked to secret cardinals’ report. The Vatican has condemned Italian media reports of intrigue, corruption and blackmail More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
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Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson, favorite to become the first black Pope, connects homosexuality to sex scandals

Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson is considered by many to be the favorite to succeed Pope Benedict XVI and would become the first black Pope. During an interview with CNN, Turkson discussed the spread of Catholicism More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, February 18th, 2013
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Pope Benedict XVI seeking immunity from prosecution for mishandling child sex abuse allegations

The Pope will have immunity from prosecution regarding the mishandling of child sex crimes by staying within the walls of the Vatican, according to an anonymous Vatican source. Reuters reported Friday, Feb. 15, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, February 11th, 2013
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Pope Benedict XVI to resign at end of month: Vatican

The Vatican says that Pope Benedict XVI will resign on Feb. 28, according to Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi. A reason for the resignation was not given, according to a CNN report. The resignation, which More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
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Dozen killed, including Pastor and Deacon, in Nigeria Christmas church attacks

At least 12 people died in northern Nigeria when attackers raided two churches during Christmas Eve services, police said. Deccan Chronicle detailed how Boko Haram terrorists attacked a church in Yobe,  killing More...


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