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  • Pope Francis beatifies martyrs in South Korea, urges sacrifice

    Pope Francis beatifies martyrs in South Korea, urges sacrifice
    Pope Francis beatified 124 martyrs before a crowd of hundreds of thousands here Saturday, and called on South Koreans to heed their example of sacrifice in a world of growing poverty and inequality. The beatification Mass was one of the main events of...
  • Pope's South Korea visit highlights Vatican's growing focus on Asia

    Pope's South Korea visit highlights Vatican's growing focus on Asia
    Pope Francis arrived in South Korea on Thursday on his first visit to Asia as pontiff, a sign of the growing importance the church is placing on the continent, where Roman Catholics are a small but growing minority. Before the pope’s departure...
  • Church firing stirs up controversy over same-sex marriage

    Church firing stirs up controversy over same-sex marriage
    Angry, tearful parishioners stood in line at the crowded church, each taking a turn to beg church leaders to bring back their longtime music director, who was fired recently from northwest suburban Holy Family Catholic Church after announcing his...
  • Vatican had to re-send pope's message to China, Vatican says

    SEOUL (Reuters) - China may not have received a message Pope Francis sent from his plane on his way to South Korea on Thursday, so it was re-sent through Beijing's embassy to Italy, the Vatican said on Friday. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi...
  • Pope Francis 'deeply saddened' by deaths of three relatives

    Pope Francis was “deeply saddened” to learn of the deaths of three relatives in a car crash Tuesday on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican said. An Argentine police official quoted by the Associated Press said the pope's 38-year-...
  • Threat to kids, other innocents in Iraq spur Catholic debate on warfare

    "Never war! Never war!" Those were the words of Pope Francis very recently, marking the centennial of the outbreak of the cataclysmic First World War. "I think most of all about children, whose hopes for a dignified life, a future, are dashed." But...
  • Wisconsin priest punished for celebrating Mass with woman dies

    (Reuters) - A Wisconsin Jesuit who was punished by Catholic Church authorities for celebrating Mass with a woman priest in violation of Church rules has died at the age of 94, his nephew said on Wednesday. Rev. Bill Brennan, a Milwaukee-area peace...
  • Pope confirms he will visit Philadelphia

    Pope confirms he will visit Philadelphia
    Last month, when Archbishop Charles Chaput told an audience that Pope Francis would come to Philadelphia in 2015, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia hastily issued a statement saying the visit was unconfirmed. But now, another prelate has confirmed the...
  • Pope Francis travels to South Korea; first papal trip to Asia in 15 years

    Pope Francis travels to South Korea; first papal trip to Asia in 15 years
    Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message of good will to China on Thursday before touching down in Seoul, but the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years got off to a shaky start with the news some Chinese had been barred from joining a youth celebration....
  • Vatican social media guru: Catholics should give Internet 'a soul'

    Vatican social media guru: Catholics should give Internet 'a soul'
    The Pope’s social media expert said Wednesday that Catholics should be using social media to make the atmosphere online a positive place where people can deepen their relationships with one another. Monsignor Paul Tighe, the secretary to the...
  • Church meetings hear calls for justice in Missouri police shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. At two meetings with distinctly different tones, the call Tuesday night was for justice. Packed houses at two churches heard speakers discuss the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday afternoon a...
  • Pope Francis may visit three U.S. cities next year

    Pope Francis may visit three U.S. cities next year
    Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he’s considering plans to visit the United States, and may make the trip a multi-city tour of North America that could include a stop in Mexico. In a news conference aboard the papal plane as he was returning...