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Cardinals debate marriage before crucial meeting

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The battle lines are being drawn before a major church meeting on family issues that represents a key test for Pope Francis.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

40 ‘I do’s’ at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

Newly married couples attend a wedding ceremony led by Pope Francis  in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.  AP

Forty “I do’s” — or “Si” in Italian — have been pronounced in St. Peter’s Basilica as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Vatican: Ex-envoy can be tried by Dominican court for alleged sex abuse

Vatican spokesman father Federico Lombardi. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

The Vatican said Monday that its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, accused of sexually abusing young boys in the Caribbean country, had lost his diplomatic immunity and could be tried by Dominican courts.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope Francis message to China leader lost in space

Pope Francis.   AP FILE PHOTO

When Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message to Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, it went missing—an apparent technical glitch laden with symbolism.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Car crash in Argentina kills 3 relatives of pope

Firefighters inspect the car of Emanuel Bergoglio, nephew to Pope Francis, which crashed with a truck in James Craik, Argentina, early Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Emanuel Bergoglio was seriously wounded as two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew, were killed in the crash, according to the Vatican and a local police official. AP

Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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