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Stories with person: Federico Lombardi
  • No-frills canonization for Popes JPII, John XXIII 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 9:22 am
  • VATICAN CITY - The low-frills style of Pope Francis is having an effect on the upcoming canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.

  • Vatican says it's willing, wants to help Venezuela 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 4:48 pm
  • VATICAN CITY - The Vatican said Friday it was "willing and desirous" to intervene diplomatically in Venezuela's crisis after weeks of deadly unrest but says it must study expectations and options about what role it could play.

  • No pope meeting for Russell Crowe, 'Noah' makers 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 1:07 pm
  • VATICAN CITY - Actor Russell Crowe and the makers of the big-budget film "Noah" attended Pope Francis' general audience Wednesday but didn't get what they most wanted: a papal meeting and photo-op.