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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 ...

Archaeologists find a very different type of 'treasure' - a 2,000-year-old toilet seat

Archaeologists find a very different type of 'treasure' - a 2,000-year-old toilet seat Watch

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Accustomed to finding priceless coins, artwork and historical artifacts, archaeologists in Great Britain have found an altogether different type ...

Over 1,400 girls raped and abused by Muslims in English town

Over 1,400 girls raped and abused by Muslims in English town Watch

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Over a 12 year period, hundreds of children were systematically raped, beaten and sex trafficked in a northern English town, and the government ...

Scandalous details come to light over defrocked nuncio's abuse of young boys

Scandalous details come to light over defrocked nuncio's abuse of young boys Watch

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Loathsome details have come to light over defrocked Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, the Vatican's ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Shoeshine ...

Archbishop appeals his defrocking for sexual abuse allegedly committed in Dominican Republic

Archbishop appeals his defrocking for sexual abuse allegedly committed in Dominican Republic Watch

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Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, from Poland, is accused of child sex abuse while he served in the Dominican Republic. He has since appealed against ...

SHOCKING: Are there more British Muslims fighting for the Islamic State than for British military?

SHOCKING: Are there more British Muslims fighting for the Islamic State than for British military? Watch

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It's a shocking figure that has many questioning immigration laws. Britain's Ministry of Defense has confirmed that there are approximately 600 ...

British Archbishop demands Muslim leaders enforce discipline on youth or face the consequences

British Archbishop demands Muslim leaders enforce discipline on youth or face the consequences Watch

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A former Archbishop of Canterbury has called for Britons that are fighting for the Islamic State to be banished from Britain.

Pontifical Council Statement on the Violence in Iraq

Pontifical Council Statement on the Violence in Iraq Watch

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By Vatican Radio

No cause, and certainly no religion, can justify such barbarity. This constitutes an extremely serious offense to humanity and to God who is the ...

British rapper makes 14-year-old girl post sex video online

British rapper makes 14-year-old girl post sex video online Watch

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It was a sick incident that highlights what's going on around the eyes and ears of semi-attentive parents. A British rapper who goes under the ...

A new tomb may be the burial place of Alexander the Great

A new tomb may be the burial place of Alexander the Great Watch

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Archaeologists in Greece have discovered an immense tomb that they believe may be connected with Alexander the Great, whose conquests stretched ...

WRITTEN OFF: Debt used by Vatican to finance religious films wiped clean

WRITTEN OFF: Debt used by Vatican to finance religious films wiped clean Watch

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Pope Francis has tried to loosen ties between the Catholic Church and Italy's business and political world. The pontiff considers this ...

Spanish priest stricken with Ebola returned to Europe for treatment; Victims left rotting in streets

Spanish priest stricken with Ebola returned to Europe for treatment; Victims left rotting in streets Watch

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Seventy-five-year-old Missionary Miguel Pajares, a Spanish priest has become the first person carrying the deadly Ebola virus to be brought back ...

Pope Francis Teaches on the Beatitudes: Portrait of Jesus and the Path to Happiness

Pope Francis Teaches on the Beatitudes: Portrait of Jesus and the Path to Happiness Watch

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As Moses stipulated regarding the Covenant with God in accordance with the law received on Sinai, so Jesus, from a hill on the shore of Lake ...

WHAT HAVE WE BECOME: British mom jailed for having sex with 12-year-old son following instructions from boyfriend

WHAT HAVE WE BECOME: British mom jailed for having sex with 12-year-old son following instructions from boyfriend Watch

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In an especially revolting example of bad parenting, a 39-year-old British mom has been jailed for having sex with her 12-year-old son . while ...