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Hundreds of thousands watch two popes become saints

April 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Philip Pullella and James Mackenzie

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in front of more than half a million pilgrims on Sunday, hailing both as courageous men who withstood the t…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Pope speaks out about discrimination, violence against world’s Christians

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) — Pope Francis on Thursday denounced discrimination against Christians, including in countries where religious freedom is in theory guaranteed by law.

He delivered his traditional noon prayer and address to thousands of…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Pope speaks out about discrimination, violence against world’s Christians

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) — Pope Francis on Thursday denounced discrimination against Christians, including in countries where religious freedom is in theory guaranteed by law.

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OPINION: Pope shouldn’t be Person of Year

December 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

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The Washington Post

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OPINION: Pope shouldn’t be Person of Year

December 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"418838","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"164","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"127"}}]]  By Petula Dvorak

The Washington Post

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Pope ramps up charity office to be near needy, sick

November 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has ramped up the Vatican’s charity work, sending his chief almsgiver and a contingent of Swiss guards onto the streets of Rome at night to do what he usually can’t do: comfort the poor and the homeless.

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Pope names new bishop for Fargo Diocese in ND

April 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Pope Francis on Monday named a priest from the Diocese of Lincoln in Nebraska as the newest bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo in North Dakota. Continue Reading

LETTER: Pope should not be expected to change

March 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic

I am appalled at most national news media’s talk, to change with the election of our new Pope Francis. Continue Reading

Regional Catholic leaders rejoice in news of new pope

March 19, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Thursday’s election of a new pope has drawn praise from the regional Catholic community.
Jorge Bergoglio, 76, took the papal name Francis and became the 266th to hold the title of spiritual leader of the Catholic Church. He had most recently served as the cardinal of Buenos Aires. Continue Reading

Pope Francis urges protection of nature, weak

March 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass on Tuesday to protect the environment, the weakest and the poorest, mapping out a clear focus of his priorities as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. Continue Reading