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Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Cardboard cutouts of sister Eufrasia Eluvathingal, top left, and priest Elias Chavara, right, stand among Indian faithful at the end of their canonization Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.  AP PHOTO/GREGORIO BORGIA

Pope Francis on Sunday named six new saints, including two from India, in a Mass gathering tens of thousands of worshippers at Saint Peter’s Square.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Papal official tempers point about accused bishops

Pope Francis, fifth from left, arrives for a Mass for cardinals and bishops who died in the past year, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. Each year, a few days after All Soul's Day, a Catholic Church feast commemorating the dead, the pope says a Mass for deceased prelates. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The head of Pope Francis’ commission to fight sex abuse is tempering his remarks about accountability for bishops accused of covering up for abusive priests, saying they deserve a fair hearing, too.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

CDO diocese picked priests, nuns who will attend Pope Francis’ Mass by lottery

Pope Francis.   AP FILE PHOTO

Here is one lottery any priest and member of a religious group would definitely want to win.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

US Catholic bishops try to calm anxiety over pope

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America’s Catholic bishops came together Monday to project an image of unity, after a Vatican meeting on the family unleashed an uproar over the direction of the church.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Pope excommunicates pedophile Argentine priest

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets Argentine human rights activist and leader of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo Estela Barnes de Carlotto, and her grandson Ignacio Guido Montoya Carlotto during a private audience at the Vatican Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

Pope Francis has excommunicated a pedophile Argentine priest, a move applauded by advocates for victims of clerical abuse.

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »