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APR 07, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Pope Francis Praises Chastity As A Strategy To Prevent The Spread Of HIV In Africa

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has praised church workers in Africa who promote chastity as a key way to prevent the spread of HIV. Francis was speaking Monday at the Vatican to bishops from Tanzania. Many non-Catholic health care workers advocate condoms as an important weapon to fight the spread of the HIV virus that causes AIDS. The Vatican ...

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APR 01, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Vatican super-charges social media for sainting of John Paul II

The Vatican is turning to social media to reach out to the millions of pilgrims expected to attend the canonisation of John Paul II, the Polish pope who attained rock star status by the time he died in 2005. Rome police expect up to five million people at the mass officially making saints of John Paul II, who was pope ...

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APR 01, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Popes John Paul II, John XXIII To Receive No-Frills Canonization

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The low-frills style of Pope Francis is having an effect on the upcoming canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII. Organizers of the event said Monday the April 27 saint-making ceremony is going to be a much more sober affair than the three-day extravaganza that accompanied John Paul's 2011 beatification. That 2011 event included ...

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MAR 31, 2014 - The Week

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How Pope Benedict unwittingly made the Catholic case for 'conscious uncoupling'

When Pope Benedict XVI announced he was stepping down as pope a year ago — dropping the news almost casually, in Latin, at a meeting about an upcoming canonization — nobody was sure what to call it. No living pope had handed off the keys of St. Peter since Gregory XII in 1415. If Pope Benedict had only waited some ...

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MAR 27, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Pope Francis May Skip Israel During Middle East Visit Due To Labor Strike Concerns

JERUSALEM (AP) — A top Roman Catholic official in the Holy Land said Thursday that a trip to Israel by Pope Francis in late May is now in doubt because of a strike by Israeli diplomats, even as the Vatican said travel preparations were going ahead. A cancellation of the trip could embarrass the Israeli government, which has been excitedly ...

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