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Pope calls for ‘constructive dialogue’ in Ukraine and a cessation of its violence – Fox News

Pope calls for ‘constructive dialogue’ in Ukraine and a cessation of its violenceFox NewsVATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has called for “constructive dialogue” between Ukraine’s authorities and its people, urging all to renounce violence in the upheaval convulsing their country. Speaking from a window of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican to …Pope prays for […]

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Pope defrocked 400 priests in 2 years – USA TODAY

USA TODAYVATICAN CITY (AP) — A document obtained by The Associated Press on Friday shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for sexually molesting children. The statistics for 2011 and 2012 show a dramatic increase over the …Revealed: Pope Benedict XVI defrocked 400 priests for sexually molesting …Daily MailUpdate: Vatican […]

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Pope Francis: Priests can become ‘little monsters’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has warned that priests can become “little monsters” if they aren’t trained properly as seminarians, saying their time studying must be used to mold their hearts as well as their minds. Francis also warned against accepting …‘Francis Effect’ draws double the crowdsIrish TimesChurch must not create selfish ‘little […]

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Pope stresses strength, courage, hope in new year – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, laying out his hopes Wednesday for the just-begun year, urged people to work for a world where everyone accepts each other’s differences and where enemies recognize that they are brothers. “We are all children of one …Pope Francis urges tolerance to end violenceBBC NewsMad millionaires wary to help […]

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Ho Ho Holy: 2 popes exchange Christmas greetings – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has visited his predecessor, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, to exchange Christmas greetings. Photos released by the Vatican newspaper show the two men, dressed in identical white robes save for Francis’ cape, chatting in …Amid the anarchy of Jewish leadership, can we ever have our own Pope Francis?HaaretzPope warns […]

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Pope warns against mediocrity, gossip in Vatican – Washington Post

Washington PostVATICAN CITY — Pope Francis warned Vatican administrators Saturday that their work can take a downward spiral into mediocrity, gossip and bureaucratic squabbling if they forget that theirs is a professional vocation of service to the church. Francis made …Pope Francis visits Rome children’s hospitalHouston ChroniclePope Francis Urges Vatican to Stop Gossiping, Exercise ProfessionalismTIMEBe […]

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Pope warns against mediocrity, gossip in Vatican – USA TODAY

USA TODAYVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis warned Vatican administrators Saturday that their work can take a downward spiral into mediocrity, gossip and bureaucratic squabbling if they forget that theirs is a professional vocation of service to the church.Pope Francis gives Christmas message of service to Vatican staff, priestsCNNBe professional, shun gossip, Pope tells Vatican […]