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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 ...
Spread 'joy' to the world: Pope Francis

- 5 days ago @ nydailynews.com: Pope Francis is encouraging people to be joyful, saying, “We've never heard of a sad saint.” Some 50,000 people flocked to St. Peter's Square for the Pope's traditional Sunday noontime window appearance. Among them were many children clutching ...

Pope Francis didn't really say all dogs go to heaven

- 4 days ago @ theweek.com: The widespread rumor Pope Francis suggested pets can get into heaven sounded too good to be true — and, in fact, it is. Though a prior pope did indeed make such a suggestion, Francis himself never did. The confusion began last month when an Italian ...

2014: The Year in Pope Francis Misunderstandings—How the Media Got it

- 4 days ago @ aleteia.org: If you read the cover story on Pope Francis in the January Rolling Stone, then you knew the magazine's journalism was spectacularly wrong long before everyone else started talking about how spectacularly wrong the magazine's journalism is. At The Week ...

Pope Francis, Man of the Year — Again

- 4 days ago @ nationalreview.com: 'Verdict is in: Pope Francis is a global rockstar,” one twitter headline read. Pew Research's Global Attitudes Project has declared: “Pope Francis' Image Positive in Much of World.” In his native Argentina, he enjoys a 91 percent favorable rating, and ...

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Little-known book by pope outlines views, hopes for Cuba in criticizing Castro regime, embargo

A little-known book about Cuba by Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — provides new insight into Francis' views on Cuban society, Marxism and the U.S. trade embargo that shaped his behind-the-scenes role in helping bring about the historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations.

Pope Francis takes a victory lap after brokering US-Cuba breakthrough - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Covering all things Catholic: VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis welcomed the r enewal of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba on Thursday, saying he was happy to see an end to a half-century standoff between the two nations. But it was left to others at the Vatican to explain ...

Pope's Latin American brains trust was behind Cuba deal

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Argentine Pope Francis and a trio of top Vatican officials who helped broker the historic deal between the United States and Cuba represent an unprecedented brain trust in Latin American affairs at the Holy See. The collective expertise in America's southern hemisphere is a shift from the largely Europe-oriented foreign policy priorities of the Vatican ...

Pope Francis Celebrates Birthday by Donating 400 Sleeping Bags

ABC News: After Pope Francis got a cake and an impromptu tango flash mob for his 78th birthday Wednesday, he made sure Rome's homeless got a gift, too -- sleeping bags emblazoned with the papal coat of arms. The pontiff donated 400 of the sleeping bags to ...

Pope Francis' American problem

The Week Magazine: In late November, the Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis is going to visit the United States of America for the World Meeting of Families that will take place in Philadelphia at the end of September 2015. This trip is the most interesting — and ...

The Pope Just Helped the US and Cuba Make Up. What International Conflict

Mother Jones: Wednesday's historic deal between the United States and Cuba was noteworthy for a lot of reasons—and a fascinating one that's emerged has been the role of Pope Francis. It's been reported that the Pope sent personal letters to President Obama and ...

Pope forgoes bulletproof popemobile for PH visit

MANILA -- Pope Francis will forego the bulletproof popemobile for his upcoming trip to the Philippines in January next year, a church official said Tuesday.

Pope Francis Reclaims Vatican's Role as Diplomatic Mediator

Perhaps the timing was purely coincidental. But a day after he was credited with helping broker the historic diplomatic breakthrough between Cuba and the United States, Pope Francis began his Thursday...

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How the Pope Helped Bring the United States and Cuba Together

The Atlantic: As more details emerge about the watershed normalizing of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, we're learning more about the instrumental role that Pope Francis played in helping to bring American and Cuban leaders together.

Pope Francis played key role in US-Cuba deal

USA TODAY: WASHINGTON — A personal appeal by Pope Francis played a key role in finalizing a deal to open relations between the United States and Cuba for the first time in 53 years. The pope wrote a personal letter to President Obama this fall — something he'd ...

Pope plays key role in historic Cuba deal

CNN: Washington (CNN) -- Pope Francis -- the Catholic Church's first Latin American pontiff -- celebrated his birthday Wednesday with a major geopolitical wish granted: The end of a half-century of frozen relations between the United States and Cuba ...

Pope Francis bridged gap between U.S. and Cuba during secret talks

The surprise deal between the United States and Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations after 53 years in the deep freeze involved no clandestine meetings in either country or participation of an aging Fidel Castro.

Pope Francis praises US and Cuba for normalizing diplomatic

Pope Francis on Wednesday congratulated the United States and Cuba on their decision to establish diplomatic relations, and the Vatican said it was ready to support the strengthening of bilateral relations. In a statement, the ...

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The Atlantic: As more details emerge about the watershed normalizing of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, we're learning more about the instrumental role that Pope Francis played in helping to bring American and Cuban leaders together.

White House Credits Pope Francis For Facilitating Cuba Deal

BuzzFeed News: WASHINGTON — Pope Francis was instrumental in facilitating the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, a senior White House official said Wednesday. President Obama is expected to announce a deal with the Caribbean nation ...

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Pope Francis -- the Catholic Church's first Latin American pontiff -- rang in his birthday Wednesday with a major geopolitical wish granted: the end of a half-century of frozen relations between the United States and Cuba.

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Pope Francis takes a public role in US-Cuba relations

Washington Post: Pope Francis's public role in the surprise thawing Wednesday of relations between Cuba and the United States was a game changer, one that Vatican watchers say suggests his desire for a more open, muscular role in world affairs. The Catholic Church has ...

Pope played crucial role in US-Cuba rapprochement

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The crucial role played by Pope Francis in bringing Cuba and the United States together signals that history's first Latin American pope has no qualms about putting the Holy See on the front lines of diplomacy, especially for a cause it has long championed.

POPE FRANCIS CELEBRATES 78TH BIRTHDAY..

Pope Francis Celebrates 78th Birthday With Tango, Cake and Chicken

ABC News: Pope Francis has been known to take a more modern approach to the papacy and his supporters kept in step with his birthday celebration. In homage to his Argentinian roots, a flash mob of tango dancers showed their moves during his weekly general ...

Pope Francis Celebrates 78th Birthday with Cake, Mate and Tango

NBCNews.com: There was a festive atmosphere at the weekly General Audience on Wednesday in St. Peter's Square, as Pope Francis celebrated his 78th birthday. Tony Gentile / Reuters. 1. Pope Francis smiles as he arrives to lead his general audience at the Vatican on ...

Pope Francis celebrates 78th birthday with tango dancers – video

The Guardian: Pope Francis is serenaded in St Peter's Square on Wednesday as pilgrims gather to celebrate his 78th birthday. Thousands of people dance the tango in the square in honour of the pontiff, who is fond of the dance popular in his home country of Argentina.

Crowd sings and tangos as Pope Francis celebrates 78th birthday

Reuters: The vehicle stopped again so the pope, visibly pleased, could accept a birthday drawing from an Italian boy. At the rear edge of the square, more than 2,000 people who came to Rome from all over Italy for the birthday danced in "A tango for Pope ...

Crowd sings and tangos as Pope Francis celebrates 78th birthday

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Thousands of people sang "Happy Birthday" and danced a mass tango on Wednesday to celebrate the birthday of the first Latin American pope. Argentinian Pope Francis was born in the birthplace of the tango on Dec. 17, 1936. On Wednesday, he heard versions of "Happy Birthday" in Spanish, Italian and other languages as he was driven through St. Peter's Square to start his ...

Pope Francis celebrates 78th birthday

Vatican City, Dec 17 (IANS/EFE) Pope Francis turned 78 Wednesday and although there was no planned celebration, he will receive congratulations from the public gathered at the weekly general audience held in St. Peter's Square.

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How Pope Francis Helped Broker Cuba Deal

TIME: “Pope Francis personally issued an appeal in a letter that he sent to President Obama and to President Raul Castro calling on them to resolve the case of Alan Gross and the cases of the three Cubans who have been imprisoned here in the United States ...

The Pope Is Having A Wonderful Birthday

Business Insider: According to the Vatican, Pope Francis helped broker a deal between the US and Cuba which resulted "in solutions acceptable to both parties." The Holy Father even hosted a discussion between the two nations at the Vatican, according to an Obama official.

Pope Francis helped broker US-Cuba talks

New York Post: “His Holiness Pope Francis issued a personal appeal to me and to Cuban President Raul Castro urging us to resolve Alan's case and to address Cuba's interest in the release of three Cuban agents who have been jailed in the United States for over 15 years.”.

Pope Francis helped broker US, Cuba agreement

Pope wrote letters to Obama and Castro inviting them to ‘resolve humanitarian questions’

Pope Francis helped broker US-Cuba talks

Pope Francis — the first pontiff from Latin America — played a vital role in extending the olive branch between the US and Cuba, President Obama said Wednesday. “I want...

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