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During a year centered on the theme of mercy, Pope Francis will allow priests to formally forgive women who have had abortions, beginning in December.Reuters on MSN.com · 1 day ago
President Reuven Rivlin was set to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, for talks that will reportedly include the spate of attacks on Christian sites in Israel by suspected Jewish extremists. It will be …
The Times of Israel · 3 minutes ago
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NEW YORK – The Archdiocese of New York has unveiled the large wooden armchair that's been built for Pope Francis when he celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden. Cardinal Timothy Dolan proudly displayed …
FOX News · 2 hours ago
Madison Square Garden
On Tuesday afternoon, Van Hecht-Nielsen had just finished painting the elbow of a 180-foot-tall Pope Francis overlooking Madison Square Garden, when he took a break for lunch. Standing near Penn Plaza Park, as …
New York Times · ByEmily S. Rueb · 11 hours ago
Some thoughts on the Holy Father’s upcoming visit to the United States. Of all the watchwords in today’s political discourse, “justice” is perhaps the most popular. We hear it in arguments favoring a “just …
The American Spectator · 1 day ago
Pope
Pope Francis continues to make waves in the Catholic church. This week, in a stunning deviation from Catholic catechism, the Pope announced that any woman who’s had an abortion and expresses contrition for her …
The Inquisitr · 8 hours ago
Catholic church
There are papal pendants. There are life-size papal cardboard cutouts. There are papal mugs, ideal for drinking your specially brewed papal beer. There is even a papal toaster, which will sear the image of the smiling …
Los Angeles Times · ByTina Susman · 10 hours ago
Philadelphia
I have just one point: The pope should eat vegan while in Philadelphia. Here's why. 1. We want the pope to stay healthy. Pope Francis has made huge strides in bringing the papacy into the 21st century. But he's 78 and …
Philadelphia Daily News · ByVance Lehmkuhl · 4 minutes ago
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Pope Francis and the Catholic Church steadfastly are opposed to abortion. Indeed, the Catechism of the Catholic Church — the 1992 document that sets out church doctrine — affirms “the moral evil of every procured …
Bangor Daily News · 3 hours ago
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For first time in years, Catholic faith feels not just sustaining but exciting. Earlier this week Pope Francis made a historic visit via satellite feed to Chicago's Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, where he reminded those of us …
Chicago Tribune · 10 hours ago
Catholic faith
NEW YORK — A wooden chair that will be used by Pope Francis when he celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden was unveiled yesterday, with church officials saying its simple design reflects the pontiff's wishes.
Philstar · 4 hours ago
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Pope Francis

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Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and Sovereign of the Vatican …
Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and Sovereign of the Vatican City.
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