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Robbers Take $12,500 From Cathedral in Buenos Aires

Robbers Take $12,500 From Cathedral in Buenos Aires

Thieves burst inside an office of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral complex and made off with 100,000 pesos ($12,500), the Argentine press reported Saturday. continue reading »

REPORT:  Latin America’s First Pope Expected to Visit U.S. Next Year

REPORT:  Latin America’s First Pope Expected to Visit U.S. Next Year

Reports are coming out of Vatican circles indicating Pope Francis will be coming to the U.S. sometime next year. continue reading »

Pope Francis Shakes up Vatican Bank, sets Financial Cap for Sainthood

Pope Francis Shakes up Vatican Bank, sets Financial Cap for Sainthood

Pope Francis on Wednesday (Jan. 15) took his biggest step yet at cleaning house at the scandal-ridden Vatican Bank, replacing most of the institution’s advisers with fresh faces. Among the new appointees: Vatican Secretary of State and Cardinal-designate Pietro Parolin; continue reading »

Pope Francis 19 New Cardinals, Including 4 for Latin America

Pope Francis 19 New Cardinals, Including 4 for Latin America

Pope Francis said during the traditional Sunday prayer in St. Peter's Square that he is naming 19 new cardinals, including the archbishops of Buenos Aires, Managua, Rio de Janeiro and Santiago. continue reading »

Catholic Church Officials Reaching Out to Lawmakers Urging Passage of Immigration Reform

Catholic Church Officials Reaching Out to Lawmakers Urging Passage of Immigration Reform

The Catholic Church of the United States launched Tuesday a campaign of contacts with federal lawmakers urging them to pass immigration reform, as part of its annual observance of National Migration Week. continue reading »

A papal year in review: Ten highlights from 2013-Viva Papa Francisco!

A papal year in review: Ten highlights from 2013-Viva Papa Francisco!

Though Pope Francis has only been the pope for less than a year, he’s made news more than a few times. Here are 10 pontifical highlights from 2013. 1. Pope Francis, shortly after being elected, took the bus with the other cardinals, and then circled back to the hotel where he had been staying to pay the bill. continue reading »

Pope Francis to Visit Holy Land in May 2014

Pope Francis to Visit Holy Land in May 2014

Pope Francis said Sunday that he will travel to the Holy Land on May 24-26 on a pilgrimage that will take him to Bethlehem and Jerusalem, as well as to Amman, the capital of Jordan. continue reading »

Cuba Says Good-Bye to Catholic Leader Carlos Manuel de Cespedes

Cuba Says Good-Bye to Catholic Leader Carlos Manuel de Cespedes

Hundreds of people gave their final farewell Saturday to Cuban priest and intellectual Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, one of the most outstanding and influential figures of the Catholic Church on this Caribbean island in the last few decades. continue reading »

Pope Francis Celebrates First Christmas With Call For Peace

Pope Francis Celebrates First Christmas With Call For Peace

Pope Francis on Wednesday used his first Christmas message to call for peace in the world's strife-torn places, acceptance for migrants and assistance for victims of natural disasters. The pope began by telling the thousands of people who gathered in St. Peter's Square continue reading »

Pope Francis Says Discarded Food Could Feed the World

Pope Francis Says Discarded Food Could Feed the World

"With the food that is thrown away we could feed all the people in the world who suffer from hunger," Pope Francis says in a video released this week. continue reading »