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Trump To Visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican On First Foreign Trip

President Donald Trump will be traveling to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome in first foreign trip. Trump will meet with a โ€œgatheringโ€ of Arab and Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, before going on to meet leaders in Israel and finally the Pope in Rome. The trip is about โ€œmaking sure the three faiths work togetherโ€…

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…

Sanders To Visit Vatican City Days Before NY Primary [VIDEO]

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will head to Vatican City just days before the New York primary to attend a meeting on social justice and economic issues. Sanders announced Friday morning that he will attend the conference, which will be hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences on April 15. Sanders, who would be…

Mother Teresa to Be Made a Saint [VIDEO]

Mother Teresa will be elevated to sainthood on Sept. 4, the Vatican announced, one day after a committee recognized a second reported miracle attributed to the late Kolkata-based nun. Pope Francis signed a decree Tuesday approving the canonization of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner, less than 20 years after her death.

Vatican Indicts Dominican Diplomat for Sex Abuse [VIDEO]

The Vatican has indicted Jozef Wesolowski its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, on charges that he sexually abused boys while abroad. He will be tried next month for the abuse and for having child pornography on his computer. Wesolowski was recalled from his post in 2013, and subsequently defrocked. The Vatican also accepted the…

Vatican signaling more lenient stance toward gays, divorce

A Vatican report released Monday indicates the Vatican is moving toward more tolerance regarding gays and divorce in the Catholic Church. The report comes as Pope Francis and an assembly of 200 bishops enter the second week of their synod. โ€œThe Church turns respectfully to those who participate in her life in an incomplete and…

Pope Francis Clears John Paul II For Sainthood

Pope Francis on Friday cleared Pope John Paul II for sainthood, approving a miracle attributed to his intercession and setting up a remarkable dual canonization along with another beloved pope, John XXIII. In a major demonstration of his papal authority, Francis decided to make John XXIII a saint even though the Vatican hasn’t confirmed a…

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

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