Roman Catholicism

From left, Vatican's spokesman Greg Burke, Secretary General of China Culture Industrial Investment Fund Zhu Jiancheng, and Chinese artist Yan Zhang sit during a press conference at the Vatican, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. The Vatican and China have announced a first-ever exchange of artworks for exhibits in Beijing and the Vatican Museums, as the two states forge ahead with soft diplomacy amid a stalemate in negotiations to heal decades of diplomatic estrangement. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 21, 2017 - 6:59 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China are planning a first-ever exchange of artworks for exhibits in China and the Vatican Museums, as the two states forge ahead with soft diplomacy amid a stalemate in negotiations to heal decades of diplomatic estrangement. The parallel exhibits announced...
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Pope Francis celebrates a mass in St. Peter basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Pope Francis is offering several hundred poor people _ homeless, migrants, unemployed _ a lunch of gnocchi, veal and tiramisu on Sunday as he celebrates his first World Day of the Poor with a concrete gesture of charity in the spirit of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 19, 2017 - 5:21 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Celebrating Mass with poor people, Pope Francis is denouncing "indifference" as a great sin. St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday was filled with poor people as well as prelates as the Catholic church marked its first "World Day for the Poor." Francis decried those who contend that...
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Cardinal Angelo Amato blesses a portrait of Father Solanus during Mass of the Beatification Ceremony, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Detroit. A priest who wasn't allowed to preach instead turned his ears and heart to the needy. Now, decades after his death, Solanus Casey is on a path to sainthood, celebrated as an incredibly humble man who brought people to God. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
November 18, 2017 - 6:59 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A priest known for his steadfast devotion to the needy cleared a threshold on the way to possible sainthood Saturday as the Roman Catholic Church beatified Solanus Casey, who is credited with the miraculous cure of a woman with a chronic skin disease. More than 60,000 people attended...
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November 18, 2017 - 12:06 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Holy See says a fresh investigation has been opened into allegations a future priest had sex with a fellow student when they were teenagers at its youth seminary in Vatican City. The Vatican on Saturday said there were "signals" starting in 2013, some of them provided...
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FILE - This 1954 file photo shows Father Solanus Casey, a member of the Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph. The Detroit priest, who is credited with helping cure a woman with a skin disease, is being beatified by the Roman Catholic Church, a major step toward sainthood. More than 60,000 people are expected Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at a Mass at Ford Field. (Detroit News via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 4:52 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A priest who wasn't allowed to preach instead turned his ears and heart to the needy. Now, decades after his death, Solanus Casey is on a path to sainthood, celebrated as an incredibly humble man who brought people to God. Father Solanus, as he was known, will be beatified Saturday...
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A door opens to the "Exodus" section at the end of the "Passover" presentation inside the Museum of the Bible, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. The project is largely funded by the conservative Christian owners of the Hobby Lobby crafts chain. Hobby Lobby president Steve Green says the aim is to educate not evangelize. But skeptics call the project a Christian ministry disguised as a museum. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 16, 2017 - 3:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family's $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a Supreme Court fight over birth control and donating tens of millions of dollars...
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Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, from left, vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, conference president, and Rev. J. Brian Bransfield, conference general secretary, applaud after a speech by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, at the USCCB's annual fall meeting in Baltimore, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 13, 2017 - 5:14 pm
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops decried what he said were "the forces of division" in the country, as he called Monday for immigration policies that keep families together and a "humane" approach to policing the border. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Texas,...
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November 13, 2017 - 2:33 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' weeklong visit to Chile and Peru in January is expected to include a focus on issues affecting indigenous people. The Vatican on Monday released the itinerary for the pope's Jan. 15-22 trip, which will be Francis 21st foreign visit and his fifth to his home...
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A poster of resigned Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri with Arabic that read, "We are all with you," hangs on a street in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Cardinal Bechara el-Rai, who heads the Maronite sect, Lebanon's biggest Christian community and the Middle East's largest Catholic church, is to head to Saudi Arabia and is expected to meet with Hariri, in a visit he had planned before Hariri announced his resignation. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
November 13, 2017 - 8:36 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The head of the Maronite Catholic community in Lebanon said Monday that the return of Prime Minister Saad Hariri back home from Saudi Arabia, where he recently announced his resignation, will restore normal life to the country that was shaken by his move. Cardinal Bechara el-Rai told...
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Pope Francis is silhouetted after his private audience with President of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma, at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP)
November 11, 2017 - 12:54 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday reaffirmed the "primacy" of using one's conscience to navigate tough moral questions in his first comments since he was publicly accused of spreading heresy by emphasizing conscience over hard and fast Catholic rules. Francis issued a video message to a...
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