Josephine McKenna - Religion News Service
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April 20, 2017
Bill O'Reilly, a Catholic, who last year challenged the pope’s views on immigration and promised to convince him of the need for reform, shook hands briefly with the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics at the Vatican.
April 17, 2017
Pope Francis used his traditional Easter Sunday message to call the bombing of a refugee convoy near Aleppo a “despicable attack” and urged world leaders to “prevent the spread of conflicts” despite mounting tensions in Syria and North Korea.
April 11, 2017
The congregation shouted “Shame, shame!” at the Rev. Edward Pushparaj when he said Pope Francis had only been “bad” for the Catholic Church.
January 13, 2017
Cardinals and residents oppose the opening of the store so close to the Vatican.
January 05, 2017
The leader of the anti-immigrant Northern League, Matteo Salvini, called the pastor's actions an act of madness.
October 31, 2016
The quake felled several significant churches including the 14th-century Basilica of St. Benedict in the main square of Norcia.
October 13, 2016
The key keepers are just some of the more than 3,000 lay people who perform unheralded jobs in a place that is known for pomp and circumstance.
September 21, 2016
The refugees came from countries including Syria, Eritrea, Mali and Nigeria. Many escaped war and conflict to seek a new life in Italy.
September 20, 2016
“I can assure you that the gravely serious allegations against Archbishop Apuron will continue to be dealt with by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, which will hold a canonical trial."
September 16, 2016
“One must not take my homily to be a call to defend ourselves against the refugees, this was not at all my intention.”