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  1. News - World - CATHOLIC CHURCH

    Catholics await historic canonisation of two modern-day Popes, John Paul II and John XXIII

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 06:51pm by Agence France-Presse at the Vatican

    ... on Saturday for prayer vigils before Sunday’s mass in St Peter’s Square honours the two Roman Catholic leaders, whose pontificates spanned from the height of the Cold War with the Cuban missile crisis ... was riding in his open-topped "popemobile" in St Peter's Square. The motives behind the assassination bid were never made clear,  but the conspiracy theories included one suggesting ...

  2. News - World - CATHOLIC CHURCH

    Pope Francis calls for a poor church for the poor

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... called for "a poor Church for the poor" as he addressed thousands of the world's journalists yesterday, saying he chose his papal name because St Francis of Assisi shunned riches ... In between bursts of applause from the audience, the 76-year-old said his papal name was inspired by St Francis of Assisi, who was "a man of poverty and a man of peace". "How I would ...

  3. News - World - CATHOLIC CHURCH

    Pope Benedict vows not to abandon Church in last Sunday prayer

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... an emotional last Sunday prayer in St Peter's Square, saying God had told him to devote himself to prayer but assuring supporters he would not "abandon" the church. Casting a shadow over ... that he had behaved in an "inappropriate" way with other priests. The Observer newspaper said the 74-year-old archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, who is known for outspoken views ...

  4. News - China - CATHOLIC CHURCH

    Appointment of Pope Francis raises hopes of better China ties

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... to Beijing, because he believed it referred to the mission to East Asia led by St Francis Xavier in the 16th century. St Francis Xavier was a co-founder of the Jesuits, or Society of Jesus, ...

  5. News - World - CATHOLIC CHURCH

    Victims of clergy sexual abuse say millions of children remain at risk

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Millions of children still at risk while Church fails to deal with the problem, activists say Victims seek declaration of zero-tolerance to abuse Victims of clergy sexual abuse urged newly-elected Pope Francis to reform the Catholic Church and declare "zero tolerance" for sex crimes as his first official act. "St Francis ...



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