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- Pope reveals he took his late confessor's cross Updated: Mar-06-14 8:13 am
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- Pope names private secretary to No. 2 econ spot Updated: Mar-03-14 8:31 am
- Pope hopes dialogue can prevail in Ukraine Updated: Mar-02-14 7:43 am
- Pope to leave Vatican for Lenten retreat Updated: Feb-27-14 8:50 am
- Benedict denies he was pressured to resign Updated: Feb-26-14 5:22 am
- Founder of Liberation Theology hailed at Vatican Updated: Feb-25-14 5:56 pm
- Pope makes first overhaul of Vatican in 25 years Updated: Feb-24-14 10:46 am
- Pope to prelates: no intrigue, favoritism, gossip Updated: Feb-23-14 7:34 am
- 2 popes on hand in historic 1st cardinal ceremony Updated: Feb-22-14 4:28 pm
- Pope jokes he might support Brazil at World Cup Updated: Feb-21-14 4:17 pm
- Cardinals delve into divorce-remarriage debate Updated: Feb-20-14 2:47 pm
- Ethnicity or birthplace: rules of citizenship vary Updated: Feb-20-14 2:45 pm
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- Pope's marriage recipe: 'Please, thanks, sorry' Updated: Feb-14-14 1:23 pm
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VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will make his first trip to Asia in August, visiting South Korea to participate in a Catholic youth festival, preside over a beatification ceremony for 124 Korean martyrs and bring a message of peace to the war-divided peninsula, officials said.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has traveled to a retreat outside Rome aboard a bus with cardinals and bishops.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis confessed Thursday that he took the rosary cross of his late confessor from his casket and wears it to this day in a fabric pouch under his cassock. He said he did so telling the late priest, "Give me half your mercy."
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is coming under increasing criticism that he simply doesn't get it on sex abuse.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has scored plenty of magazine covers but now he's got a magazine all to himself.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has once again made politics personal, tapping his own private secretary to be the No. 2 in the Vatican's new economy secretariat.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is urging world leaders to promote dialogue as a way of resolving the crisis in Ukraine.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will leave the Vatican for a weeklong retreat leading up to his busy Easter season.
VATICAN CITY - Retired Pope Benedict XVI has denied speculation that he was pressured to leave office, saying his decision was freely made and his alone.
VATICAN CITY - The founder of liberation theology, the Latin American-inspired Catholic theology advocating for the poor, received a hero's welcome Tuesday at the Vatican as the once-criticized movement continues its rehabilitation under Pope Francis.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Monday announced the first major overhaul of the Vatican's outdated and inefficient bureaucracy in a quarter-century, creating an economics secretariat to control all economic, administrative, personnel and procurement functions of the Holy See.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Sunday gave his new cardinals what amounted to a code of conduct : "no intrigue, gossip, power pacts, favoritism."
VATICAN CITY - In an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future, retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony Saturday to formally install new cardinals who will one day elect their successor.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has confronted temptation of an unusual sort.
VATICAN CITY - Cardinals from around the world delved head-on Thursday into one of the most vexing issues facing the church, how to find ways to provide better pastoral care for divorced and remarried Catholics who are forbidden from receiving Communion and other church sacraments.
Israel is not the only country to struggle with the question of what defines nationality - place of birth, loyalty or ethnicity? Any child born in the United States becomes American at birth, regardless of its parents' origins. But that's by no means the global standard.
VATICAN CITY - No glitzy gold, no rich velvet, no regal fur. Pope Francis' pared down papal wardrobe of sensible black shoes and a white cassock so thin you can see his black trousers through it is a perfect fit for his call for simplicity and humility among his clergy.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis offered some Valentine's Day advice Friday for a lasting marriage, telling 25,000 lovebirds that the recipe for success lies in saying three simple words: "Please, thanks and sorry."
VATICAN CITY - It was the quietest of announcements that had the effect of a thunder-clap on the Catholic world: A year ago Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI said in a voice so soft that cardinals strained to hear (and in a Latin not all could easily follow) that he was becoming the first pontiff to resign in more than half a millennium. On the eve of the anniversary, Benedict's longtime private secretary credited his boss' stunning decision with opening the way to the "enormous impact" Pope Francis is having on the church and world at large.