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Pope: The poor are often victims of injustice

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis decried societies which rush indifferently past the poor, often judging them instead of helping them,…

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Coughing pope cancels participating in Lenten retreat

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A coughing Pope Francis told pilgrims gathered for the traditional Sunday blessing that he is canceling…

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In New Year message, pope decries violence against women

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis, in his first message of the new year, denounced on Wednesday the use and…

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Pope Francis apologizes for swatting well-wisher’s hand

Pope Francis has apologized for swatting away the hand of a woman who tugged his arm as the head of…

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Disgruntled Pope Francis pulls himself free from woman’s grasp

A visibly indignant Pope Francis had to pull himself away from a woman in a crowd in St Peter’s Square…

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Vatican Uses Donations for the Poor to Plug Its Budget Deficit

VATICAN CITY—Every year, Catholics around the world donate tens of millions of dollars to the pope. Bishops exhort the faithful…

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Vatican to open 2 graves in hunt for missing girl after cryptic clue

Rome — The tiny, 1,200-year-old Teutonic Cemetery is the only graveyard inside the walls of Vatican City. The cemetery just…

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