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Is Pope Francis a Charismatic? Yes, But In the Fullest Sense of the Word

Is Pope Francis a Charismatic? Yes, But In the Fullest Sense of the Word Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

A charism is a grace, a gift lavished by God the Father, through the action of the Holy Spirit. And it is a gift that is given to someone, not ...

FELONIOUS FASHION STATEMENT: Sex trafficking gangs in Britain brand their victims with tattoos

FELONIOUS FASHION STATEMENT: Sex trafficking gangs in Britain brand their victims with tattoos Watch

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According to Britain's National Crime Agency, human trafficking gangs are tattooing their victims to "signify ownership." The agency has since ...

Human trafficking in U.K. fueled by Internet advertising

Human trafficking in U.K. fueled by Internet advertising Watch

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By Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The number of people locked in slavery in Britain rose by 22 percent last year, with online dating, social media sites and Internet job ...

Old Age Is a Time of Grace: Pope Francis Calls the World to Honor the Elderly

Old Age Is a Time of Grace: Pope Francis Calls the World to Honor the Elderly Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

This Pope, who coined the powerful phrase - Throwaway Culture- to challenge the instrumentalism of the age and offer in its place a recovery of ...

British bishop tenders resignation over affair with married woman

British bishop tenders resignation over affair with married woman Watch

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Bishop Kieran Conry, of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton announced his resignation this past weekend. It was later learned that the ...

Guarding horde for three days and nights, British builder unearths wealth of Roman coins

Guarding horde for three days and nights, British builder unearths wealth of Roman coins Watch

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An amateur metal finder has unearthed one of the largest hoards of Roman coins ever found in Britain. Fifty-one-year-old Laurence Egerton made the ...

Parchment maps suggest Marco Polo landed in Alaska two centuries before Columbus

Parchment maps suggest Marco Polo landed in Alaska two centuries before Columbus Watch

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Excluding the Vikings, it's a given that Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus discovered what would later become known as America in 1492. However, ...

Priests, as well as chaplains at risk in Ukraine frontlines

Priests, as well as chaplains at risk in Ukraine frontlines Watch

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More than 3,200 people have been killed in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. The provinces have experienced continual warfare between its ...

Teenage couple, 14 and 15 years old arrested for lewd acts on Scottish beach

Teenage couple, 14 and 15 years old arrested for lewd acts on Scottish beach Watch

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The Scottish seaside beaches of Troon and Ayr have been the scene of some unsavory acts as of late. In one tasteless recent incident, a ...

Google's ongoing battle in Europe could cost it $6 billion

Google's ongoing battle in Europe could cost it $6 billion Watch

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Google's legal troubles with the European commission could cost it 10% of its global revenue, or about $6 billion, if it does not alter its offer ...

Flown to France, Iraqi Christians get new chance at life

Flown to France, Iraqi Christians get new chance at life Watch

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Fleeing the death machinations of the Islamic State, 150 Iraqi Christians, of all ages boarded a plane headed to France for a chance at a new ...

Enormous Alexander the Great-era tomb discovered in northern Greece

Enormous Alexander the Great-era tomb discovered in northern Greece Watch

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The discovery of a magnificent Alexander the Great-era tomb in northern Greece comes at a time when the nation, beset by economic hardship, ...

Islamic State threatening French interests

Islamic State threatening French interests Watch

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By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

With the nation of France joining the fray against the march of the Islamic State have come calls for retaliation. With fresh military strikes on ...

Pope Francis and St Augustine Speak to Bishops

Pope Francis and St Augustine Speak to Bishops

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

This week, Pope Francis met with all of the Bishops who received their appointments in the past year. They are all participating in a training ...

Pope hailed as 'pontiff of the poor' by noted Greek atheist and leftist leader

Pope hailed as 'pontiff of the poor' by noted Greek atheist and leftist leader Watch

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Alexis Tsipras, a radical leftists and self-described atheist-as well as Greece's opposition leader-has hailed Pope Francis as the "pontiff of ...

New apostolic constitution to overhaul Vatican drawn up by Council of Cardinals

New apostolic constitution to overhaul Vatican drawn up by Council of Cardinals Watch

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Pope Francis' international Council of Cardinals have begun a first draft of a new apostolic constitution intended to reform Vatican bureaucracy. ...

Until death 'til they part - and then some! Skeletons hold hands for centuries

Until death 'til they part - and then some! Skeletons hold hands for centuries Watch

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It was a remarkable find - and a reminder on how love can last past the grave. Two skeletons, holding hands centuries after their passing, were ...

Who was the mysterious third tribe that formed gene pool with primitive Europeans?

Who was the mysterious third tribe that formed gene pool with primitive Europeans? Watch

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Researchers at Harvard medical School have definitely linked at least three tribes that combined to create Europeans of 7,000 years ago. ...

Shakespearean villain Richard III died from battle wounds

Shakespearean villain Richard III died from battle wounds Watch

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Classical Shakespearean villain and colorful historical figure King Richard III died from a particularly brutal blow to the skull he suffered in ...

Millions displaced from homes due to natural disasters

Millions displaced from homes due to natural disasters Watch

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By Laura Onita, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Almost 22 million people were forced to flee their homes due to natural disasters last year and the numbers uprooted could increase as urban ...

Pope Francis invites Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet with him

Pope Francis invites Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet with him Watch

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Pope Francis has reportedly invited the President of China, Xi Jinping to meet with him, either in the Vatican or Beijing. The pontiff wants to ...

Marriage and Holiness: Pope Marries Twenty Couples on the Exaltation of the Cross

Marriage and Holiness: Pope Marries Twenty Couples on the Exaltation of the Cross Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Much of the Press, including circles of the Catholic Press, focused on the unique path which some of the couples followed to the Sacrament of ...

Pope Francis Gives Impassioned Plea for an End to War: What Does it Matter to Me?

Pope Francis Gives Impassioned Plea for an End to War: What Does it Matter to Me? Watch

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With this - What does it matter to me?-  in their hearts, the merchants of war perhaps have made a great deal of money, but their corrupted ...

SOLVED AT LAST: DNA testing nails Polish emigre as JACK THE RIPPER!

SOLVED AT LAST: DNA testing nails Polish emigre as JACK THE RIPPER! Watch

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London's most notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper or "Springheel Jack" slashed and killed five prostitutes in the Whitechapel district in ...

What is this mysterious ring in the Danish countryside and from whence did it come?

What is this mysterious ring in the Danish countryside and from whence did it come? Watch

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Archaeologists working in Denmark have discovered a distinctive ring-shaped Viking fortress, which is thought by some historians to have been ...

Rare U.S. coin discovered in Britain could fetch well above a million dollars at auction

Rare U.S. coin discovered in Britain could fetch well above a million dollars at auction Watch

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Amateur treasure hunter, 42-year-old John Stoner had just begun to search a field in Nottinghamshire, England when he made a most remarkable ...

Pope Francis Reminds Us the Church is Our Mother

Pope Francis Reminds Us the Church is Our Mother Watch

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By Pope Francis

The Church is our mother because she has delivered us in Baptism. Whenever a child is baptized, he becomes a son of the Church, from that day, he ...

Where can they go? A million Ukrainians have fled their war-torn country

Where can they go? A million Ukrainians have fled their war-torn country Watch

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The United Nations has reported that the conflict in Ukraine, which began back in February 2014, has uprooted more than a million people, with ...