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Gun manufacturers and investors are 'hypocrites' says Pope Francis

Gun manufacturers and investors are 'hypocrites' says Pope Francis

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Sin, not markets, causes environmental degradation

Sin, not markets, causes environmental degradation

Kishore Jayabalan reflects on the Laudato Si encyclical, saying Pope Francis seems to blame markets, over-consumption and especially finance, rather than human sin, for all our environmental problems.

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EU to use military to stop immigration

EU to use military to stop immigration

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Pope appeals to EU to accept more migrants, while 700 drown

Pope appeals to EU to accept more migrants, while 700 drown

Last week, Muslim migrants drowned Christian migrants while crossing the Mediterranean. Pope Francis is appealing for more EU involvement with migrants washing ashore in Italy.

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Satan is directing the Islamic State, says exorcist

Satan is directing the Islamic State, says exorcist

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Italy: military needed to defend Christians and Jews

Italy: military needed to defend Christians and Jews

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Catholic nun releases reprise of Madonna's 'Like a Virgin'

Catholic nun releases reprise of Madonna's 'Like a Virgin'

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Catholic priest commits suicide in Italy

Catholic priest commits suicide in Italy

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Pope Francis commemorates fallen Italians of the First World War

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Pope Francis saddened by 'watered down' Christians

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Illegal immigrants arraigned for vicious dog attack that killed a Michigan jogger

Illegal immigrants arraigned for vicious dog attack that killed a Michigan jogger

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Catholic nun gives birth in Italy

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Italy deals with racist intimidation of cabinet member

Italy deals with racist intimidation of cabinet member

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British parliament takes up case of woman forced to give birth

British parliament takes up case of woman forced to give birth

An Italian woman was detained in England after a panic attack and placed in a psych ward. After 5 weeks, she was strapped down and forced to deliver her baby via C-section. An international legal row has ensued.

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Continued funding endangered for innovative Paraguayan university

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Historic meeting of Pope Francis with Russian President Putin

Historic meeting of Pope Francis with Russian President Putin

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25 percent of Jews in EU fear to self-identify

25 percent of Jews in EU fear to self-identify

Socialist Sweden has the highest number of Jews afraid to identify themselves as Jews, while France came in second.

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German Cardinal deplores Lampedusa tragedy: 'This isn't the Europe we want'

German Cardinal deplores Lampedusa tragedy: 'This isn't the Europe we want'

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Deadly crossing to Italy claims 94 lives

Deadly crossing to Italy claims 94 lives

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Pray for peace in Syria: Scatter the beasts who delight in war

Pray for peace in Syria: Scatter the beasts who delight in war

A group of Catholic nuns in Syria express the incredulity of the Syria people over the possibility of an attack by the U.S. ordered by Obama. Ordinary Syrians fear that an attack will release more toxic gas.

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Archaeological discovery offers new insights into ancient Rome

Archaeological discovery offers new insights into ancient Rome

Discoveries at the dig east of Rome may challenge the self-perceptions of the ancient Romans.

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Two Catholic priests missing in Syria

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Pope Francis begs forgiveness for policies leading to illegal immigration

Pope Francis begs forgiveness for policies leading to illegal immigration

Pope Francis denounced what he called the "globalization of indifference" in the face of human misery.

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Pope Francis condemns 'indifference' to illegal migrants' plight

Pope Francis condemns 'indifference' to illegal migrants' plight

Said Pope Francis, "The culture of well-being makes us think about ourselves, renders us insensitive to the cries of others", while denouncing the "globalization of indifference."

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Pope Francis to visit African refugees at Lampedusa camp

Pope Francis to visit African refugees at Lampedusa camp

This is Pope Francis' first trip outside of the Italian mainland.

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Pope Francis skips concert and sets down markers for bishops

Pope Francis skips concert and sets down markers for bishops

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Nigerian cardinal calls for interfaith respect, but also freedom for Christians

Nigerian cardinal calls for interfaith respect, but also freedom for Christians

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Eritreans protest 'ethnic cleansing' in Ethiopia

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Pope Francis canonizes hundreds of Christians beheaded by Islam

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The legacy of Pope Benedict XVI

The legacy of Pope Benedict XVI

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Pope Benedict meditates on the Transfiguration in his last Angelus appearance

Pope Benedict meditates on the Transfiguration in his last Angelus appearance

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Pope Benedict makes last Sunday appearance

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Secret report reveals Vatican intrigue

Secret report reveals Vatican intrigue

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Exported from Detroit: No Maseratis

Exported from Detroit: No Maseratis

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The Heroism of Pope Pius XII

The Heroism of Pope Pius XII

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Pope Benedict warns of growing 'spiritual desert'

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Archaeologists find exact spot of Julius Caesar's murder

Archaeologists find exact spot of Julius Caesar's murder

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Pope Benedict: Beware the temptations of power and materialism

Pope Benedict: Beware the temptations of power and materialism

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Italian who saved Jews during Holocaust recognized as martyr by Catholic Church

Italian who saved Jews during Holocaust recognized as martyr by Catholic Church

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Suspect in Vatican leaks agrees to testify; cardinal under suspicion

Suspect in Vatican leaks agrees to testify; cardinal under suspicion

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Czar Putin's plans for Europe, and the world

Czar Putin's plans for Europe, and the world

As Europe changes, Vladimir Putin has remained a constant.

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Italian mobster to be exhumed from basilica in Rome

Italian mobster to be exhumed from basilica in Rome

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Vatican expresses second thoughts on scattering human ashes

Vatican expresses second thoughts on scattering human ashes

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Catholics fast in honor of martyrs; raise money for HIV/AIDS clinics

Catholics fast in honor of martyrs; raise money for HIV/AIDS clinics

In Papua New Guinea, women and children suffering from HIV/AIDS are going without help. Italian Catholics are raising money to build another clinic.

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UN court rules against Italy in case over Nazi compensation claims

The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled today that Italy has violated its obligation to respect Germany?s immunity under international law by allowing civil claims seeking reparations for Nazi war crimes to be brought against it in Italian courts.

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Concordia wreck yields heroine who gave up her lifejacket to a passenger

Concordia wreck yields heroine who gave up her lifejacket to a passenger

Erika Soria Molina, from Peru, is heralded as a heroine in her native country.

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Sex, Lies, Truthiness, and Foxy Knoxy

Sex, Lies, Truthiness, and Foxy Knoxy

Who is the real Amanda Knox? Does she know who she is?

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Cherchez la femme: mystery woman emerges from Costa Concordia wreck

Cherchez la femme: mystery woman emerges from Costa Concordia wreck

Photographed in the company of disgraced Capt Francesco Schettino, Domnica Cemortan comes clean about their relationship and the wreck of the Costa Concordia.

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Doomed young woman bids mother farewell from Costa Concordia

Doomed young woman bids mother farewell from Costa Concordia

Angela Castellani and her husband, faced with death, considered throwing themselves into the sea. Angela called her mother, and the two prayed together before the end.

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Costa Concordia chaplain reports crewmembers aided passengers

Costa Concordia chaplain reports crewmembers aided passengers

Cruise chaplain Fr Raffaele Mallena saw crewmembers rush to aid passengers on the sinking Costa Concordia. Thousands of passengers still in shelters.

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The hand of God and the hands of Michelangelo

The hand of God and the hands of Michelangelo

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Vatican official calls on media to report accurately on immigration

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The Swerve: book review

The Swerve: book review

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Pope congratulates teacher's lessons on Last Judgement

Pope congratulates teacher's lessons on Last Judgement

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Italy Government Calls Confidence Vote On Austerity

Italy's government has called a confidence vote in parliament on a package of austerity measures aimed at restoring market confidence in the country's ability to pay its debts.

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Pope says free markets must include human solidarity

Marking the 120th anniversary of Rerum Novarum, the Pope spoke to members of Italian Catholic cooperatives who seek harmony between the individuals and the wider community.

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Pope Benedict: We need fear only our own sins

Pope Benedict: We need fear only our own sins

The Pope said, "The only evil that the Church must fear is that sin of Her members. While indeed Mary was Immaculate, free of any stain of sin, the Church is holy but at the same time marked by our sins."

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Pope Benedict wants peace, love and understanding for Christmas

Pope Benedict wants peace, love and understanding for Christmas

Using an electronic Android table, Pope Benedict lit the largest Christmas tree in the world.

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Francis Rocca is new Catholic News Service bureau chief in Rome

Francis Rocca is new Catholic News Service bureau chief in Rome

Veteran author/journalist Francis X. Rocca is switching from Religion News Service to the Catholic News Service as Rome bureau chief.

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Saint of the Day: Leonard of Porto Maurizio

Saint of the Day: Leonard of Porto Maurizio

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Vatican film fest covers 'Love, Death, and Miracles'

Vatican film fest covers 'Love, Death, and Miracles'

Movies like Lord of the Rings, and the Harry Potter series, will be examined in light of their influence on young people.

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Benetton: Anti-Catholic and vulgar

Benetton: Anti-Catholic and vulgar

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Pope meets U.S. military chaplains at Assisi peace conference

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Pope Benedict recognizes saintliness of two Italians and one Spaniard

Pope Benedict recognizes saintliness of two Italians and one Spaniard

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Gadhafi apparently dead in Libya

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