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Sanders Lands In Rome For Vatican Conference

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has landed in Rome to attend a Vatican conference steeped in his lifelong passions of economic and social justice. The Vermont senator is making the trip even while he faces a crucial New York primary against rival Hillary Clinton next week. The self-described democratic socialist is an admirer of Pope…

Donald Trump Says The Pope Is Disgraceful [VIDEO]

“I don’t like fighting with the pope actually – I don’t think it’s a fight, I think he said something much softer than originally reported by the media. I think that he heard one side of the story, which is probably by the Mexican government,” “The pope said something to the effect that maybe Donald…

Pope to Meet Russian Orthodox Church Head in Cuba [VIDEO]

Pope Francis will meet with Patriarch Kyril, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, in Cuba this month. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said the meeting, which will be the first in nearly 1,000 years to bring together the head of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Church, was “beautiful news.”

Cuba & US Preparing To Welcome Pope Francis [VIDEO]

Pope Francis will visit Cuba from September 19 to 22 as part of a tour that will later take him to the United States. He will give a mass on September 20 in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolucion, and he will also visit Holguin and Santiago de Cuba.

Pope Blesses Iraq Intervention

Pope Francis support the effort against ISIS in Iraq, where religious minorities are increasingly under threat. “In these cases, where there is an unjust aggression I can only say that it is legitimate to stop the unjust aggressor,” he told reporters on Monday. “I underscore the verb ‘to stop’. I am not saying ‘bomb’ or…

Pope To Sex Abuse Victims: I Beg Your Forgiveness

Pope Francis has begged forgiveness from the victims of clergy sex abuse in his first meeting with several abuse survivors. The Vatican quoted Francis as expressing “sorrow” in his homily at a private Mass with six victims Monday for the “sins and grave crimes” of clerical sex abuse against them. Added the pope: “I beg…

Pope Excommunicates Mafia Members

“Those who in their life have gone along the evil ways, as in the case of the mafia, they are not with God, they are excommunicated,” Francis said during an outdoor Mass in Piana di Sibari. Speaking of the local mafia specifically, the ‘Ndrangheta, Francis said they are an example of “the adoration of evil…

Pope Francis Plans Vatican Meeting With Sex Abuse Victims

Speaking to reporters on the plane returning from the Middle East, Pope Francis branded sexual abuse of children by priests an ugly crime comparable to a “satanic Mass” and said he would show zero tolerance for anyone in the Catholic Church who abused children. Francis also said that three bishops are under investigation by the…

Pope Francis says Catholic Church could support civil unions

Pope Francis said in an interview published Wednesday that the Catholic Church could support same-sex civil unions. The Pope did reiterate the Catholic Church’s opposition to gay marriage but then said, “”We have to look at different cases and evaluate them in their variety.” Catholic News Service

Obama to meet with Pope Francis in March

President Barack Obama will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican as part of a weeklong European trip scheduled for March. The White House says Obama “looks forward to discussing with Pope Francis their shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing inequality” during their March 27 meeting. Obama also plans to meet in Rome with…

Pope to travel to Holy Land May 24-26

Pope Francis announced Sunday that he would travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan on May 24-26, his first visit to the Holy Land and one that comes amid a new U.S. push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Francis told thousands gathered in the rain for his weekly Sunday blessing that he…

Pope Addresses Thousands In Final General Audience

Pope Addresses Thousands In Final General Audience Pope Benedict XVI has made his final address to a general audience in St Peter’s Square in the Vatican before his resignation on Thursday. He told the crowd of thousands it was a heavy burden when he took up the papacy in April 2005 but he had been…

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign on February 28 as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, saying he no longer has the strength to carry out his duties. NBC News

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