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  • 'Noah' Star Russell Crowe Breaks His Silence About Meeting the Pope

    Russell Crowe broke his silence about his much-publicized trip to Vatican City last week, sharing details about why it was so important for him to visit Pope Francis. Crowe, who had been tweeting the Pope about his upcoming Biblical adventure for weeks,...
  • Obama meets with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican

    Obama meets with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican
    VATICAN CITY -- Greeting a man he has called an “inspiration,” President Obama paid his first visit to Pope Francis on Thursday, opening a meeting the White House hopes will highlight the leaders’ shared views on economic inequality...
  • Michael Sam's announcement rocks worlds of sports, money and sex

    The aftermath of Michael Sam’s announcement that he is gay and will likely become the first openly homosexual player in the National Football League was greeted Monday with the kind of coverage usually reserved for the lead-up to the Super Bowl....
  • As Obama meets the pope, Francis' smile masks a serious message

    When Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis a little more than a year ago, the first thing that struck those who knew him well was his unexpected, beatific smile. “In Argentina, he didn’t smile like that,” Sergio Rubin, the pope&...
  • 'Nothing is ever without hope,' ailing George tells Catholics on Easter

    'Nothing is ever without hope,' ailing George tells Catholics on Easter
    Battling cancer and celebrating what could be his last Easter Sunday Mass as Chicago’s Catholic leader, Cardinal Francis George said he was in good spirits and that the holiday teaches “nothing is ever without hope.” “There&...
  • Syria's Assad pays visit to recaptured Christian town on Easter

    Syria's Assad pays visit to recaptured Christian town on Easter
    DAMASCUS, Syria – President Bashar Assad made a symbolic Easter visit Sunday to the heavily damaged town of Maaloula, a Christian landmark enclave recaptured from Islamist rebels last week by government forces. The president’s visit,...
  • Crowds flood Vatican City for dual papal canonization

    Tens of thousands of pilgrims were gathering here Saturday in heady anticipation of Sunday’s dual canonization of two of the most influential popes of recent times, John Paul II and John XXIII. It will mark the first time in the long history of...
  • President Obama, Pope Francis discuss the poor in meeting at Vatican

    VATICAN CITY — President Obama visited Pope Francis for the first time Thursday, a meeting the White House hoped would amplify the two men's shared concern about economic inequality rather than the president's conflicts with the Roman Catholic...
  • Panorama City girl, 10, delivers immigration message to Pope Francis

    Panorama City girl, 10, delivers immigration message to Pope Francis
    Pope Francis met with two Americans on Thursday -- one the leader of the free world, the other a 10-year-old girl from Panorama City. Before Francis received President Obama at the Vatican, young Jersey Vargas delivered letters from children of...
  • Pope Francis To Usher In Vatican 3D TV Transmission At Unprecedented Canonisation Ceremony

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will become the first pontiff seen globally in 3D during the upcoming April 27 ceremony in St. Peter's Square when two of his predecessors, John Paul II and John XXIII, will be canonised as saints. The unprecedented double...
  • Catholic leaders hold Mass at border to urge immigration overhaul

    Catholic leaders hold Mass at border to urge immigration overhaul
    NOGALES, Ariz. — It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass with her son Jorge Lopez. On Tuesday, they finally did. But they were separated by the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southern Arizona. "I'm just a couple of...
  • Russell Crowe's Top 3 Religious-Themed Stops on 'Noah' Tour

    With "Noah," Russell Crowe has proven that he's the rare A-list actor who can successfully market his movie on social media. While many younger actors would roll their eyes at doing the same, the 50-year-old Oscar winner has been using Twitter (where...