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Speaking to a nearly million Ecuadorans, the Pope urges Latin America to find unity through faith

Speaking to a nearly million Ecuadorans, the Pope urges Latin America to find unity through faith Watch

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Speaking at Quito's Bicentenario Park, against the starkly beautiful backdrop of the Andean mountains, Pope Francis addressed nearly a million ...

'A witness of God's mercy and of faith in Jesus Christ' Pope Francis calls out to Ecuador Catholics to stand by their Catholic identity

'A witness of God's mercy and of faith in Jesus Christ' Pope Francis calls out to Ecuador Catholics to stand by their Catholic identity Watch

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By Ann Schneible (CNA/EWTN News)

Landing in Ecuador on Sunday afternoon, Pope Francis began his tri-nation visit to Latin America by stressing the Gospel's role in fostering respect, ...

Mexican parents horrified after their baby son's functioning eye removed in surgery

Mexican parents horrified after their baby son's functioning eye removed in surgery Watch

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A Mexican surgeon has been suspended and placed under investigation - and the parents of a baby boy are now suing for medical negligence after ...

 SISTERS of the HOLY VESTMENTS - Vestments to be worn by Pope Francis during Ecuador visit made by these Carmelite nuns

SISTERS of the HOLY VESTMENTS - Vestments to be worn by Pope Francis during Ecuador visit made by these Carmelite nuns Watch

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By Maria Ximena Rondon, CNA/EWTN News

Within the walls of the convent in Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, Ecuador, the Carmelite nuns are busy making liturgical cloths and the vestments ...

Will Pope Francis chew coca leaves on his forthcoming trip to Bolivia?

Will Pope Francis chew coca leaves on his forthcoming trip to Bolivia? Watch

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By Mary Rezac, CNA/EWTN News

Pope Francis might chew coca leaves - or maybe sip coca tea - during his visit to Bolivia next week, the Vatican has said.

Caribbean nations in grip of worst drought in five years

Caribbean nations in grip of worst drought in five years Watch

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From the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia, to Cuba to Puerto Rico, the Caribbean is suffering from what is described as a "bone-dry" summer. ...

Modern man marvels at Inka Road -- 500-years-old, still standing - built without the wheel

Modern man marvels at Inka Road -- 500-years-old, still standing - built without the wheel Watch

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Modern man has a lot to learn from the ancient Incas. As a testament to their engineering and water management skills, the great Inka Road - more ...

Mexico's Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriages in all 31 states

Mexico's Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriages in all 31 states Watch

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Declaring the definition of marriage as only the union of a man and a woman as discriminatory and unconstitutional, Mexico's Supreme Court has ...

Aboriginal women in Canada more likely to fall prey to domestic violence, murder

Aboriginal women in Canada more likely to fall prey to domestic violence, murder Watch

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Canada's aboriginal women are frequently marginalized and under-represented in the Great White North. Tragically, the one thing that these women ...

Church confirms that demons are running loose in Mexico, prompting a radical exorcism

Church confirms that demons are running loose in Mexico, prompting a radical exorcism Watch

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By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The high level of violence and crime in Mexico, as well as the government corruption and ability of drug cartels to run portions of the country ...

DEFENDING REPUTATION: Red Cross defends work in Haiti after expose says group built only six houses

DEFENDING REPUTATION: Red Cross defends work in Haiti after expose says group built only six houses Watch

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By Stella Dawson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Red Cross has defended its work in Haiti following a devastating earthquake five years ago after a media investigation found it had only built ...

El Salvador teen MS-13 gangsters 'barbarically' rape 16-year-old girl in NYC

El Salvador teen MS-13 gangsters 'barbarically' rape 16-year-old girl in NYC Watch

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By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Held without bail and charged as adults with rape, assault, sexual abuse, robbery and other crimes, three teenagers from the MS-13 gang plead "not ...

President Obama vows to stand tall on human rights when negotiating with Cuba

President Obama vows to stand tall on human rights when negotiating with Cuba Watch

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In his visit to Miami, U.S. President Barack Obama has promised Cuban priest Father Juan Rumin Dominguez that he will defend human rights. ...

Mexican gun battle ends with 43 shot to death

Mexican gun battle ends with 43 shot to death Watch

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A three-hour gun battle between government forces and a drug cartel at a ranch in the western Mexican state of Michoacan has ended with 43 shot ...

Castro so impressed with Pope Francis he may 'go back to the church'

Castro so impressed with Pope Francis he may 'go back to the church' Watch

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Cuban President Raul Castro thanked Pope Francis at the Vatican this past weekend for his work establishing a new Cuban-U.S. detente. Castro, ...

Chile volcano erupts for third time, experts warn it may happen again

Chile volcano erupts for third time, experts warn it may happen again Watch

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By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

After about half a century without any activity, the Calbuco volcano located in South Chile erupted last Thursday, a week after it signified its life ...

Long-lost tomb of Teotihuacan's first king may be closer with exciting new discovery

Long-lost tomb of Teotihuacan's first king may be closer with exciting new discovery Watch

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A Mexican archaeologist hunting for a long lost royal tomb in the bowels of Teotihuacan has made an exciting discovery. Sergio Gomez has found ...

First U.S. Hispanic Saint: Pope Francis to canonize Junipero Serra during U.S. visit

First U.S. Hispanic Saint: Pope Francis to canonize Junipero Serra during U.S. visit Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Pope Francis and the Vatican have announced plans to canonize the Blessed Junipero Serra during the Pope's visit to the United States on September ...

Canadian couple takes to amazing floating fortress to get away from it all

Canadian couple takes to amazing floating fortress to get away from it all Watch

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Wayne Adams and Catherine King  are an unconventional Canadian couple who have forsaken the bustle of city life with their floating fortress ...

New species of prehistoric 'terror bird' found in Argentina

New species of prehistoric 'terror bird' found in Argentina Watch

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Birds, it is commonly believed, evolved from dinosaurs. However, between now and then, some horrific, carnivorous birds ruled the prehistoric ...

Dozens of mummies uncovered in Peru's Cotahuasi Valley

Dozens of mummies uncovered in Peru's Cotahuasi Valley Watch

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Tombs, containing at least 40 mummies each have been discovered in Peru's Cotahuasi Valley. Archaeologists say that at least 171 mummies have ...

Underground tunnel between U.S. and Mexico found hidden in wardrobe

Underground tunnel between U.S. and Mexico found hidden in wardrobe Watch

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An average wooden wardrobe near San Diego served a far more sinister purpose. Concealed within its doors was a small trapdoor that led to a ...

Rare video shows 'successful' exorcism on woman 'possessed by devil'

Rare video shows 'successful' exorcism on woman 'possessed by devil' Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A 22-year-old woman, only identified as Laura, was reportedly a good girl before the devil turned her bad, according to Argentina locals. In this ...

Magical Chilean hotel straight from 'The Hobbit:' features living wall, waterfall

Magical Chilean hotel straight from 'The Hobbit:' features living wall, waterfall Watch

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The Montana Magica Lodge, located in the middle of the southern Andes is something straight from "The Hobbit." It is a literal "Magic Mountain." ...

Falling to progress, the beautiful Lake Nicaragua will be compromised by artificial canal

Falling to progress, the beautiful Lake Nicaragua will be compromised by artificial canal Watch

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A massive, fabricated canal, headed by the Hong Kong-based consortium HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Company, or HKND is set to ...

Mummified bodies of two climbers missing for 55 years believed found

Mummified bodies of two climbers missing for 55 years believed found Watch

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At 18,000 feet, Pico de Orizaba in Mexico is the country's highest elevated level. Several climbers have lost their lives trying to scale the ...

Villarrica's spectacular eruption: Nature's version of 'fireworks'

Villarrica's spectacular eruption: Nature's version of 'fireworks' Watch

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By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Chile's most active volcano finally erupted, after starting to show signs of seismic disturbance a few days ago. The volcanic activity raised alarm ...