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  • John Paul II and John XXIII canonized as saints

    Reporting From Vatican City -- Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for two former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, marking  the first time in the  church’s long history that two ex-popes have been canonized at the same time. Hundreds of...
  • Chicago celebrates two popes proclaimed as saints

    Chicago celebrates two popes proclaimed as saints
    A Sunday evening Mass at Holy Name Cathedral capped roughly 24 hours of celebration across the Chicago Archdiocese over the historic elevation of two popes to sainthood. Unable to travel to Rome for the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII,...
  • 'Shoah's' Claude Lanzmann returns to 'The Last of the Unjust'

    'Shoah's' Claude Lanzmann returns to 'The Last of the Unjust'
    When your previous work includes what is widely considered to be the definitive documentary on the Holocaust, how do you follow that up? French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann has returned over the years to the material that went into the making of his 9 1/2-...
  • Canonization of predecessors provides another boost for Pope Francis

    Canonization of predecessors provides another boost for Pope Francis
    Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for a pair of former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, thrilling multitudes who gathered in St. Peter’s Square and nearby to witness the unprecedented double canonization. It marked the first time in...
  • Who will lead Chicago's Catholics?

    Who will lead Chicago's Catholics?
    As Cardinal Francis George battles cancer and prepares to step down as archbishop of Chicago, Roman Catholics are turning to the question of who will take his place. A great deal is at stake with this appointment. The next archbishop of Chicago will...
  • Italian-U.S. Mafia drug trafficking ring busted, FBI and police say

    ROME — The FBI and Italian police said they had broken up a global heroin and cocaine trafficking ring Tuesday after stumbling upon a fledgling alliance between a Calabrian Mafia group and associates of New York's notorious Gambino crime family....
  • Review: Philip Glass portion of 'CIVIL warS' rings true at Disney Hall

    Review: Philip Glass portion of 'CIVIL warS' rings true at Disney Hall
    Los Angeles' two greatest cultural disappointments of the past three decades may have been the failure of the Olympic Arts Festival in 1984 to mount director Robert Wilson's eight-hour international operatic epic, "the CIVIL warS" and the Music Center's...
  • Review: Rapt in Byzantine gold at Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth'

     Review: Rapt in Byzantine gold at Getty Villa's 'Heaven and Earth'
    Think of Byzantium, and a color leaps to mind. That color is gold. The empire ruled from the crossroads of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea for a thousand years between AD 324 and its final collapse in 1453. At the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades,...
  • Pope tells Mafia to stop evil or prepare for hell

    ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in an annual ceremony held to remember the hundreds of innocent people murdered by the Italian mafia, made a solemn plea for mobsters to change or else "end up in hell". The mafia continues to plague much of southern Italy:...
  • Former Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni Directs Docu About Communist Pol Financed By Fox

    ROME - Rome's former mayor Walter Veltroni, a reknown film buff who launched the Rome Film Festival, is making his directorial debut with a feature-length docu about late Italo pol Enrico Berlinguer, who headed Western Europe's largest Communist party,...
  • Italian Prime Minister Letta resigns with push from Florence's mayor

    Italian Prime Minister Letta resigns with push from Florence's mayor
    ROME -- Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Thursday announced his resignation after surrendering to a leadership challenge from a party colleague who is widely expected to become Italy’s youngest-ever prime minister. The challenger, Matteo...
  • Rupert Murdoch's European Payboxes Join Forces on 'Diabolik' TV Drama Series

    ROME - Rupert Murdoch's European pay-TV operations Sky Italia, Sky Deutschland and Blighty's BSkyB have teamed up to co-produce drama series "Diabolik," an adaptation of a popular Italian comic book about a master thief who takes on different identities...