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SEP 12, 2014 - Washington Post

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WorldViews: A brief list of pope selfies, ranked

Pope selfies used to be a novelty. Now, it looks like they'll never stop. This week, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI participated in what were apparently his first two selfies -- at least that we know of. At the same time, Manila residents have been taking selfies with a cardboard cutout of Pope Francis, months before the Pontiff visits the Philippines. ...

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SEP 11, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Pope Benedict XVI's Regensburg Lecture On Islam Gets A Second Look In The Wake Of Islamic State

(RNS) Eight years ago this Friday, Sept. 12, Pope Benedict XVI delivered a lecture at the University of Regensburg in Bavaria in which he seemed to diagnose Islam as a religion inherently flawed by fanaticism. It was an undiplomatic assertion, to say the least — especially coming a day after the 9/11 anniversary — and it sparked an enormous outcry ...

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SEP 09, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Pope Francis To Visit Turkey In November Following Invitations From Erdogan, Bartholomew

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis will visit Turkey in November, eight years after his predecessor, Benedict XVI, made a landmark visit to the predominantly Muslim country. Turkey’s newly elected president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, extended a formal invitation to Francis, and the Turkish Embassy to the Holy See confirmed Tuesday (Sept. 9) that the pope has accepted. “The pope has been ...

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SEP 06, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Catholic Diocese Fight Over Late Archbishop Fulton Sheen's Body As Beatification Approaches

NEW YORK (RNS) In life, Archbishop Fulton Sheen was exceptional, a riveting Catholic preacher on radio who outpolled star comedian Milton Berle in the early days of television, winning two Emmys and a following that was the envy of Bible-thumping Protestants. After his death in 1979, it was no surprise that Sheen would be pushed for sainthood. But now two ...

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SEP 02, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Vatican Nun Watchdog Cardinal Gerhard Mueller: 'We Don't Want To Gobble Up A Woman A Day'

(RNS) The Vatican’s guardian of orthodoxy and the force behind Rome’s investigation of American nuns has renewed his criticism of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, downplaying the group’s size and importance and arguing that the Vatican is trying to help them recover their religious identity so they don’t die out. “Above all we have to clarify that we are ...

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