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Pope Francis, the 'cold-call pope', reaches out and touches a lot of people

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Of all the novelties that Pope Francis has brought to the Vatican, few have endeared him to the public — and unsettled his aides — as much as his penchant for picking up the phone and calling someone out of the blue. popefrancis ...
Catholic bishops veto gay-friendly statements leaving Pope Francis the loser

- 4 days ago @ theguardian.com: Pope Francis appeared on Saturday night to have lost out to powerful conservatives in the Roman Catholic church after bishops scrapped language that had been hailed as a historic warming of attitudes towards gay people. In the final report of an ...

Pope Francis beatifies predecessor Paul VI

- 4 days ago @ clickondetroit.com: Pope Francis moved a predecessor closer to sainthood on Sunday, beatifying Pope Paul VI on the last day of a gathering in Rome of church leaders from around the world. It was a ceremonious close to this year's Synod of the Bishops on the Family, which ...

Pope Francis allowing Sistene Chapel to be rented out for corporate event

- 4 days ago @ foxnews.com: Pope Francis allowing Sistene Chapel to be rented out for corporate event. Published October 18, 2014. New York Post. Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print. How about holding your Sweet Sixteen at the sweet Sistine? Pope Francis is allowing the endangered ...

Pope Francis's status suffers setback with diluted family document

- 4 days ago @ theglobeandmail.com: Pope Francis status as the Vatican's great reformer and modernizer suffered a setback on Saturday, when proposals for wider acceptance of gays and divorced Catholics who remarry were diluted in the final draft document on the church's relationships ...

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Judge from New Bedford to meet Pope Francis

SouthCoastToday.com: NEW BEDFORD — Phillip Rapoza, the chief justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and a New Bedford resident, will meet today with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Rapoza is one of five people who have been asked to address the pope on a range of ...

Pope Francis welcomes Bayern to Vatican after Roma rout

Pope Francis welcomed the victorious Bayern Munich team to the Vatican after their 7-1 Champions League rout of Roma, telling them they "played a wonderful game" and receiving a signed jersey and ball in return.

Pope Francis and the synod

Irish Times: Sir, – I read and re-read Fr Vincent Twomey's article (“Synod feeds secular agenda hostile to traditional family”, Opinion & Analysis, October 18th) several times and then it struck me! Think how much confusion would have been avoided if God had placed ...

Pope Francis's welcoming message

Washington Post: The Oct. 18 Metro article “When same-sex love collides with religion,” about Anne Marie DeMent and her family's rejection of her when she came out to them as a lesbian, highlighted why Pope Francis is so important to the modern Catholic Church. The ...

Feature: 5 things to know about Pope Paul VI

Vatican City — Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI on Sunday at the end of a remarkable meeting of Catholic bishops discussing family life, marriage, divorce, sex, and gay unions. Paul VI oversaw the Second Vatican Council, the 1962-65 world-wide church meetings which brought the Catholic Church into modern times. The parallels between Francis and Paul, and the divisive issues both men ...

Now you can eat with Pope Francis … or at least cook his favorite dishes

The cookbook includes recipes for Francis' favorite dishes, such as empanadas; roast sirloin, known as “colita de cuadril”; and “dulce de leche,” a milk-based Argentinian dessert that began appearing on Vatican dining tables when the archbishop of ...

Pope Francis plays long game to reform Catholic Church

Reuters: A Jesuit unafraid of frank debate, Francis has set off a clash of opinions not seen since the reformist Second Vatican Council of 1962-1965. Rather than impose his views as a pope can, he has chosen the difficult path to reform by opting to have his ...

Pope praises Bayern after Roma win

Pope Francis says Bayern Munich "played a wonderful game" after the German side beat Roma 7-1 in the Champions League.

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FRANCIS ON SUNDAY BEATIFIED POPE PAUL..

Pope Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI, wraps up meeting of bishops

CBC.ca: Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented. Pope emeritus Benedict ...

Pope Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI, moving him one step closer to sainthood

New York Daily News: Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, who led the church through major reforms during the tumultuous 1960s. During his 15-year tenure, Paul VI implemented a series of trailblazing internal changes labeled Vatican II and revolutionized the ...

Pope Francis Beatifies an Earlier Reformer, Paul VI

New York Times: VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, who died in 1978 after shepherding the church through a period of internal reform amid an era of social and political change and growing challenges to the church's traditional teachings.

Pope Francis Beatifies Pope Paul VI

New York Times: VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, who died in 1978 after shepherding the church through a period of internal reform amid an era of social and political change and growing challenges to the church's traditional teachings.

Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI at end of Vatican synod

Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.

Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.

DREW PARALLELS TO THE TUMULTUOUS REFORMS..

'God is not afraid of new things, ' Pope Francis tells Catholics

Toronto Star: VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI on Sunday, concluding a remarkable meeting of Catholic bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council that the late Paul oversaw in the 1960s ...

CATHOLIC BISHOPS THAT REVEALED DEEP..

Pope: 'God Is Not Afraid Of New Things'

Huffington Post: (Reuters) - Pope Francis has closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, saying on Sunday the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges. Francis, who has said he ...

Pope: Catholic Church should not fear change

Pope Francis has closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, saying Sunday the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges.

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Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI in Vatican ceremony

Irish Times: It may well be that after two weeks of often “lively” debate in the Synod, Pope Francis feels that some of his bishops and cardinals are not quite as convinced as both he himself and Paul VI of “the growing needs of our time”. Paul VI, although best ...

Pope Francis beatifies predecessor Paul VI

WDIV Detroit: Pope Francis moved a predecessor closer to sainthood on Sunday, beatifying Pope Paul VI on the last day of a gathering in Rome of church leaders from around the world. It was a ceremonious close to this year's Synod of the Bishops on the Family, which ...

Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI in Vatican ceremony

Pontiff holds Mass to formally close Synod on the Family

FRANCIS BEATIFIES POPE PAUL VI..

Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI, sends message about staying current

Los Angeles Times: Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI on Sunday, and appeared to send a message to his conservative bishops by pointedly honoring Paul's attempt to make the Vatican move with the times in the 1960s. The beatification ceremony for Paul VI in St. Peter's ...

Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI, who banned contraception but presided over Vatican reforms in the 1960s, moved one step closer to sainthood yesterday as Pope Francis beatified him. The beatification mass took place in a sun-drenched St. Peter’s Square, with a red tapestry bearing an image of Paul VI smiling with open arms unfurled from the basilica. important: thanks!” Francis said, drawing cheers and applause ...

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Pope Francis takes predecessor a step closer to sainthood

CNN: (CNN) -- Pope Francis moved a predecessor closer to sainthood on Sunday, beatifying Pope Paul VI on the last day of a gathering in Rome of church leaders from around the world. It was a ceremonious close to this year's Synod of the Bishops on the ...

Pope takes predecessor closer to sainthood

Pope Francis moved a predecessor closer to sainthood on Sunday, beatifying Pope Paul VI on the last day of a gathering in Rome of church leaders from around the world.

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