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Pope: Enough gloom, try joy ahead of Christmas

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Pope Francis is encouraging people to be joyful, saying, “We’ve never heard of a sad saint.”

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Singing nun gives pope CD with ‘Like a Virgin’

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis greets Sister Cristina Scuccia as she presents him with her compact disk at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. After winning the Voice of Italy singing contest, the Ursuline nun launched her first album "Sister Cristina" last month, after a single also included in the album, with her version of Madonna's "Like a Virgin". (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

      VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has a new addition to his music collection, and it includes “Like a Virgin.”   Italy’s singing nun, Sister Cristina Scuccia, finally met Francis on Wednesday during his general audience. She presented him with a copy of her first CD, which features a remake of the Madonna […]

Posted: December 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope decries ‘material slavery’ as Christmas nears

Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino greets Pope Francis after he prayed in front of the statue of the Virgin Mary, on the occasion of the Immaculate Conception feast, in Rome, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Pope Francis has prayed that humanity be freed of "slavery" to material things as he visited Rome's swank shopping area near the Spanish Steps. Shoppers crowded into the square Monday to see Francis keep an annual appointment that marks both the Dec. 8 Catholic feast day honoring the Virgin Mary and the traditional start of the city's holiday shopping season. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis is praying that humanity be free of any “slavery” to material things as he visited Rome’s swank shopping area near the Spanish Steps.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Did you know: Pope Paul VI’s visit to PH

Pope Paul VI arrived at the Manila International Airport on Nov. 26, 1970, for his three-day visit to the Philippines. His arrival was marred by an attempt on his life by a visiting Bolivian, Benjamin Mendoza.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Pope faces key test with vote on divorcees, gays

Pope Francis.   AP FILE PHOTO

Pope Francis was set to sort his allies from his enemies Saturday with a Vatican vote on a document drafted at the end of a fierce two-week debate over opening the Catholic Church’s doors to remarried divorcees and gays.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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