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February 2014 Archives

Pope Francis Calls For An End to Violence in Venezuela

Pope Francis Calls For An End to Violence in Venezuela

Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed his concern about the situation in Venezuela and issued a call for an end to the violence in the country and in support of reconciliation via dialogue. continue reading »

Russell Crowe Tweets Pope Francis in Hopes He Watches “Noah”

Russell Crowe Tweets Pope Francis in Hopes He Watches “Noah”

Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe has launched a campaign on Twitter to get Pope Francis to see his upcoming film, "Noah," an adaptation of the Old Testament story. continue reading »

Brazilian President Invites Pope to Attend World Cup

Brazilian President Invites Pope to Attend World Cup

Pope Francis received Friday in a private audience Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who formally invited the Argentine pontiff to visit her country during the World Cup soccer championship, which begins June 12. continue reading »

Pope’s Harley, Matching Jacket Sell for $350,000 at Auction

Pope’s Harley, Matching Jacket Sell for $350,000 at Auction

The motorcycle that Harley-Davidson gave as a gift to Pope Francis last June sold for 210,000 euros (about $284,000) at auction in Paris on Thursday, with the proceeds going to a homeless shelter in Rome. continue reading »

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 »