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AK in the Vatican

...Roman Catholic Bishops of Alaska met this week with Pope Benedict XVI, the heads of the various offices of the Vatican and...the earliest shepherds."In their meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, Bishop Kettler told the Pope that the thrust of the...
Servant of the Servants of God

The resignation and retirement of Pope Benedict XVI and the conclave which will soon meet to elect his of these recent weeks: the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of his successor, are a striking reminder...
Alaskans in Madrid

...entire world and to gather with Pope Benedict XVI. This year we have 140 Alaskans...gather to celebrate Mass with Pope Benedict XVI this week in the Spanish capital...Spain. The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, arrived on Thursday and was greeted...
Vatican scandal heats up with revelations of greed, intrigue

...experts in 2013 to gather information and make recommendations after an earlier expose helped drive his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, to a historic resignation.The leaks in the new books are seen as part of a bitter internal struggle between the...
Nation and World
Pope meets Fidel Castro after warning against ideology

...very important," she said. "He made a call for unity, and that's what we want."Unlike the 2012 visit of Pope Benedict XVI, when Fidel Castro peppered the German theologian with questions, the former president's meeting with Francis was...
Nation and World
Cross-section of religious life to greet Pope

...inquiry that began under Francis' predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. The investigation ended this year with no major changes...than 13,000 people filled the South Lawn when Pope Benedict XVI visited in 2008.The ceremony for Francis falls on...
Nation and World
Pope speeds up, simplifies process for marriage annulments

...also says that "lack of faith" can also be grounds for an annulment, conforming to the belief of Francis and Pope Benedict XVI before him that a sacramental marriage celebrated without the faith isn't really a marriage at all.Francis' biggest...
Nation and World
Pope Francis at 2-year mark

...Those are rankings not seen since John Paul's rock star days. And they trump the favorability ratings for Pope Benedict XVI even among more orthodox, church-going Catholics."Two years after his election, Francis has made the face of...
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After deadly attack, Israel arrests extremist By DANIEL ESTRIN

...complex in another Jewish settlement in the West Bank - an action that has previously drawn reprisals from settler youth.___This story has been corrected to show that Pope Francis, not Pope Benedict XVI, visited the Holy Land in 2014.
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The Brazil Beat

...WORLD CUP PARTY VATICAN CITY - The Vatican says it is unlikely that Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, would get together to watch their home teams in the World Cup final on Sunday.Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico...


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