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  • Pope Tired but Smiling Amid New Health Concerns

    June 28, 2014 5:09 PM

    Pope Francis has had a busy morning of audiences amid new health concerns following his cancellation of a planned outing. The 77-year-old Francis seemed tired but smiled frequently during a shorter-than-usual, 10-minute private audience Saturday with the president of Madagascar. But the pope delivered a speech without problem to... more »
  • Pope's view on legalizing drugs: Just say no

    June 21, 2014 6:14 PM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis condemned the legalization of recreational drugs as a flawed and failed experiment as he lent his voice Friday to a debate that is raging from the United States to Uruguay. Francis told delegates attending a Rome drug enforcement conference that even limited steps to... more »
  • Canonization and Sainthood with St. Mary Mother Catholic Church Play Video

    April 28, 2014 12:01 AM

    On account of the historical significance of today's canonization, one Acadiana Catholic church opened it's doors to teach the process of sainthood. As the doors opened for the exhibit, we discovered not only a Pope can become a saint. At St. Mary Mother Catholic Church in Lafayette, the saints... more »
  • Pope taps women, victims for sex abuse commission

    March 22, 2014 5:34 PM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy Saturday, signaling an openness to reach beyond church officials to plot the commission's course and priorities: Half of the members are women, and one was assaulted by a priest as... more »
  • Road to Sainthood is Lengthy Play Video

    July 5, 2013 6:47 PM

    Pope John Paul II will be declared a saint. Pope Francis signed a decree this morning which clears the late pope for sainthood. It all hinged on a second miracle performed by John Paul II which Pope Francis officially recognized. The miracle concerned a woman in Costa Rica... more »
  • Pope names successor in Buenos Aires

    March 28, 2013 8:22 AM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has made his first bishop appointment, naming the bishop of Santa Rosa, Argentina as his successor as archbishop of Buenos Aires and the top churchman in Argentina. Archbishop Mario Poli had been an auxiliary bishop in the Argentine capital in 2002-2008 while the former... more »
  • Delicate diplomacy: Pope meets Argentine president

    March 18, 2013 9:24 AM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis' diplomatic skills were put to the test Monday as he met with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, with whom he has clashed over her socially liberal policies and what he has called the government's totalitarianism. Fernandez called on the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires Monday... more »
  • Students Watch News of Pope

    March 13, 2013 7:04 PM

    Students from across Acadiana were watching and waiting for a new Pope to be elected. Our Lady of Fatima in Lafayette was on papal alert. Throughout the day they made announcements for teachers to turn their televisions to the news when they though a Pope would be elected. Teachers... more »
  • Pope's Election Process is Detailed & Strict

    February 28, 2013 7:18 PM

    With the Pope officially retired, thousands around the world are watching and waiting for the papal conclave to begin. "It's quite exciting in anticipation of what on earth and what in heaven is going to happen." News of the Pope's retirement has surprised Catholics, but Monsignor Richard Greene... more »
  • Man scales Vatican scaffolding in message to pope

    January 1, 2013 8:17 AM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - A man has scaled the scaffolding around St. Peter's Square and draped a banner calling on Pope Benedict XVI to "Stop Terrorism." The man identified himself on the banner as Julian Jungarean, a Romanian who has previously scaled the colonnade around the piazza. Witnesses say uniformed... more »
  • Pope names new Denver archbishop, Buffalo bishop

    May 29, 2012 6:51 AM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - The pope has named Monsignor Samuel Aquila as the new archbishop for Denver, Colorado, filling an important U.S. post left vacant after Archbishop Charles Chaput moved to Philadelphia. The 61-year-old Aquila, currently bishop of Fargo, North Dakota, is returning home in many ways, having studied at... more »
  • Pope denounces Nigeria church blast as 'absurd'

    December 26, 2011 9:50 AM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI has denounced the bombing of a Nigerian Catholic church that killed 35 people on Christmas Day, saying only respect and reconciliation can bring peace - not violence. Speaking at his post-Christmas blessing today, Benedict said he had learned with "profound sadness" of the... more »
  • Pope John Paul II Academy is having a Fall Fest on Oct 31

    October 14, 2010 11:13 AM

    Mark your calendars for a family-friendly festival on October 31st! Hosted by Pope John Paul II Academy at the De La Salle Christian Brothers' property, this event will feature old-fashioned, family fun, with terrific music and food from vendors in the area. Costume contests will be held for children, who... more »
  • 5 London Street Cleaners Arrested Over an Alleged Threat to Pope Benedict XVI

    September 17, 2010 12:18 PM

    LONDON (AP) - British police arrested five London street cleaners over an alleged threat to Pope Benedict XVI on Friday, the second day of a papal trip to Britain that has brought both a warm welcome from Catholics and renewed anger over the clerical sex abuse scandal. The Vatican said... more »
  • Pope on UK visit admits failures in abuse scandal

    September 16, 2010 2:56 PM

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI braved a chilly atmosphere Thursday in mostly secular Britain to issue his strongest comments yet on the sex abuse crisis, admitting that the Catholic Church had not acted decisively or quickly enough to remove priests who molested children. Speaking to reporters traveling with... more »
  • Comedian: End world hunger? Sell the Vatican

    October 15, 2009 9:33 AM

    ROME (AP) - Comedian Sarah Silverman has a new proposal for ending world hunger: Sell the Vatican. In a new profanity-laced monologue making the rounds on YouTube in time for U.N. World Food Day on Friday, Silverman suggests that it's time for the pope to "move out of your house... more »

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