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Corrections: February 10, 2016.

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
An article on Sunday about the Roman Catholic Church's efforts to come to terms with an abuse scandal at a boys' choir in Regensburg, Germany, led for 30 years by the brother of former Pope Benedict XVI misidentified the pope who made Gerhard Ludwig ...

Ukrainian Catholics Cautious on Pope-Patriarch Meeting

America Magazine - ‎3 hours ago‎
Although both St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI expressed hopes for a meeting with the Moscow patriarch, the Russian Orthodox insisted the activity of the Ukrainian Catholics and of Latin-rite Catholics in Russia amounted to "proselytism" and was ...
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Pope appoints Msgr. Peter Wells, an American, as Nuncio to South Africa and Botswana

America Magazine - ‎19 hours ago‎
For almost 14 years, he has given loyal, professional and dedicated service to three popes—John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis. During his time in the Vatican his work entailed, among other things, contributing to events surrounding the death and ...

Sydney Archbishop 'making good progress'

9news.com.au - ‎5 hours ago‎
... controversial Cardinal George Pell who left the position to become the Vatican's finance chief in Rome. He co-ordinated World Youth Day 2008 where more than 220,000 Catholic pilgrims from 170 countries flocked to Sydney to see Pope Benedict XVI.
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En route to Mexico, Pope Francis to meet Russian Orthodox patriarch

My catholic standard - ‎16 hours ago‎
Pope Francis is scheduled to have more than two hours alone with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in Cuba in addition to signing a declaration with the patriarch before flying on to Mexico for a Feb. 12-17 visit.
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Pope Francis in Mexico: walking through the peripheries

Vatican Radio - ‎19 minutes ago‎
He goes in the footsteps of Saint John Paul II and Benedict XVI, now Pope emeritus. While he'll be based in the nation's capital Mexico City, site of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, he'll also be spending a day in ...
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Pope, Russian patriarch to hold first-ever meeting in Cuba Feb. 12

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Both St. John Paul II and emeritus Pope Benedict XVI tried holding this meeting in Moscow, but it never came to be. One obstacle was the belief by Russian religious leaders that the Catholic Church was trying to convert Orthodox faithful in what ...
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Dr. Joseph Marotta, 57: philanthropist, former Siena team doctor

The Daily Gazette - ‎11 hours ago‎
Marotta, a devout Catholic, called the mission “his calling,” and it had been blessed by Pope Benedict XVI and recently received a grant from Pope Francis.
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Plastic-bag 'fast' latest in a more modern take on Lent

Baltimore Sun - ‎8 hours ago‎
Pope Benedict XVI made the Vatican carbon-neutral, including putting solar panels on the roof of the papal audience hall. And Pope Francis released an encyclical last year outlining a theological basis for fighting climate change.

Honor: Rev. Steven Joseph Lopes consecrated Bishop in Houston - Texas

Portuguese American Journal - ‎8 hours ago‎
... Portuguese American Roman Catholic prelate, Steven Joseph Lopes, 40, was consecrated a Bishop in Houston, Texas, and took up his appointment as prelate of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter established by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012 ...

A papal visit without the usual sniping

Mexico News Daily - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Part of the standard theater during past papal visits - John Paul II made the first of five in 1979, Benedict XVI went in 2012 - has always been sniping between bishops and politicians, as Mexico's political establishment bristled at Vatican calls ...

Marriage Supplement: Can a wine emerge that will last for ever?

Today's Catholic News - ‎12 hours ago‎
... of life with others, with families who support one another - is very important, and only in this way, through this involvement of the community, friends, the Church, the faith, God Himself, can a wine emerge that will last for ever.

Episcopal Council of Latin America : from Pius XII to Francis

Vatican Radio - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
(Vatican Radio) From February 12 to the 17th Pope Francis is set to visit Mexico in the footsteps of two of his predecessors to the See of Peter, Saint John Paul II who travelled there five times and Benedict XVI once in 2012. An Apostolic journey ...
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Pope's Travels Include Appearance on US-Mexico Border

VDARE.com - ‎14 hours ago‎
Pope Francis is visiting Mexico this week to check in on some of his Latin American flock, in particular to draw attention to the plight of (illegal) immigrants by holding a well publicized mass on the US border.
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Zika virus exposes weakness in Catholic moral teaching

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
For Catholics, there are echoes of the challenge posed by HIV/AIDS when, after years of official resistance to the use of condoms, Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged in 2010 that it might be better to use a condom than to infect a partner with the virus ...
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Is the Catholic church's sex abuse crisis threatening to overwhelm Pope Francis?

The Tablet - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Abuse and how it was handled dogged the papacy of Benedict XVI and it could also wound Pope Francis. At the weekend it was announced that Peter Saunders, a British abuse survivor, was no longer working with the pontifical child protection commission.

15 things you probably didn't know about Maronites

StepFeed - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Maronites throughout the region celebrate the feast of Saint Maroun on Tuesday. Annually, on Feb. 9, adherents to the sect remember their founder.

Lawsuit filed against former St. Mary's priest

Central Michigan Life - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Former St. Mary's priest Denis Heames meets former Pope Benedict XVI. This photo was posted on Heames' Facebook page in February 2012.

How Pope Francis shakes up what it means to be 'pro-life'

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
A few hours later, the pope spoke to hundreds of US Catholic bishops and specifically linked “the innocent victim of abortion” to other grave threats to life - including “children who die of hunger or from bombings,” “immigrants who drown in the search ...
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Pope Francis to find a Mexico where Catholics are no longer 'in the closet'

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Part of the standard theatre during past papal visits - John Paul II made the first of five in 1979, Benedict XVI went in 2012 - has always been sniping between bishops and politicians, as Mexico's political establishment bristled at Vatican calls ...
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