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Vatican waters down English draft report translation about gays

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at a morning session of a two-week synod on family issues, at the Vatican, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. AP

The Vatican is watering down a ground-breaking overture to gays — but only if they speak English.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Vatican mystery: Where did gay welcome originate?

Bishops and Cardinals attend a morning session of a two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. AP

It’s one of the great mysteries of the meeting on family life taking place behind closed doors at the Vatican this week: Just where did the authors of a draft report come up with such ground-breaking language that gays had gifts to offer the church and that even homosexual partnerships had merit?

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope meets Christian sentenced to death for faith

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, with her daughter Maya in her arms, in his Santa Marta residence, at the Vatican, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith has arrived in Italy along with her family, including the infant born in prison. AP

Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant born just weeks ago in prison.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope star power draws 1.5M to Rio

cartoon, july 27, 2013

Move over, rock legends. Pope Francis on Thursday showed that his message of renewed faith in Jesus Christ can compete with the Rolling Stones and their famous “Sympathy for the Devil.”

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope to be called ‘emeritus pope,’ will wear white

Posters of Pope Benedict XVI are pictured at a gift shop near the St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Slogan between the pictures reads 'Thanks' in Italian. The Vatican on Tuesday answered some of the outstanding questions about Pope Benedict XVI's future once he's retired, saying he'll be known as "emeritus pope" and continue to wear a white cassock. AP/Michael Sohn

Pope Benedict XVI will be known as “emeritus pope” in his retirement and will continue to wear a white cassock, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »