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Pope removes Honduran bishop accused of sexual misdeeds

Pineda was the top deputy to Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, one of Francis' main cardinal advisers, and his downfall is a blow to the Honduran archbishop.

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Honduran bishop accused of sexual misconduct resigns

TopicsGeneral news,Religion,Sexual misconduct,Roman Catholicism,Christianity,Religious scandalsPlaces in this StoryHondurasVatican CityPeople in the StoryOscar Andres Rodriguez MaradiagaPope Francis

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Surprise! Pope Francis Unexpectedly Celebrates Vatican Wedding

“Look who came as a surprise! Pope Francis is always surprising!” said Brazilian Father Omar Reposo on his Instagram account.

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The Height of Burj Khalifa vs Vatican City

The map above shows what would happen if you lay the Burj Khalifa on its side within the Vatican City. TheBurj Khalifais world’s the tallest building at828 m (2,717 ft), whileVatican Cityis the world’s smallest country in the world at just0.44 km2 (0.17 sq mi).

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Pakistan Christians welcome new Catholic cardinal

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Christians, a tiny minority in Islamic Pakistan, have given a warm welcome to newly appointed Roman Catholic Cardinal Joseph Coutts in the southern port city of Karachi.

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Rome is a walkable city for sights - Loyalty Traveler

Turned out Rome is a far more walkable city than I expected in late June. Temperatures were mostly 28C/82-83F, dry on our first day and more humid with a couple of brief, but heavy afternoon rain showers.

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Houston's Own Sistine Chapel is Saved: The Corinthian Steps in to Keep the Stunning Vatican City Homage Going | PaperCity Magazine

People who thought they were goin’ to the chapel in Houston had another thing coming last week.The stunningSistine Chapelexhibit in The Corinthian Houston shuttered abruptly. TheVatican Cityfacsimile was closed off without warning, leaving those who traveled to see it feeling frustrated and confused

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Top Centers of Worship for Religious Pilgrimage - Al Mihrab

Earth plays host to many different centers of worship, each being awe-inspiring in its own right, and to visit only one of them would be an experience. To go on a religious pilgrimage to visit a number of them, whether you’re religious or not, however, would be life-changing.When you decide that you

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Pope thanks groups that rescue migrants in EU critique

In a direct critique of policies in parts of Europe and the United States, Francis celebrated a special Mass for migrants and the activists who care for them. The intimate service in St. Peter's Basilica was held as Italy, the U.S. and other countries increasingly close their doors, ports and border

AP

The Latest: Migrants reaching Spain by sea up 120 percent

The Spanish Interior Ministry says 14,446 migrants reached Spain during the first six months of 2018. Almost 6,300 of them arrived in June, when the weather was fair and seas were calm.

AP

Indianapolis 500 is awesome, but there’s more to do in this Midwestern Venice

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, site of the Indy 500, can seat up to 400,000 spectators and can fit inside Churchill downs, Yankee Stadium, the Rose Bowl and Vatican City. (Visit Indy/TNS)Photograph ByVisit Indy, TNS

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Pope taps layman to head communications office after scandal

Vigano, a film expert, was forced out after he selectively cited a letter from Benedict about Francis and digitally manipulated a photo of it. Francis kept him on, however, in a lesser capacity.

AP

Vatican Mosaic Studio

Back in the late 16th century, Pope Gregory XIII became pretty much obsessed with mosaics. He brought Venetian mosaic artists to Vatican City specifically to teach their trade to Roman craftsmen, who soon set about decorating parts of St. Peter’s Basilica, including the Gregorian Chapel and the Dome

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VATICAN CITY | Pope Francis decries new attacks in Syria's Daraa province | STL.News

In remarks Sunday at the Vatican, Francis cited Syria’s Daraa province, where a government offensive that began June 19 has killed scores of people and forced 50,000 to flee.

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Pope replaces Australian prelate who opposes sex abuse norm

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Melbourne's archbishop, who said he'd prefer jail to telling civil authorities about any sex abuse of children that might be revealed to him during the Sacrament of Penance, also known as confession.

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Pope to new cardinals: Defend the dignity of the poor

The choices of many of the new cardinals reflected Francis' determination that the church be known for tireless attention to those on society's margins. He also turned his attention to countries located far from the Vatican after centuries of European dominance of the ranks of cardinals, honoring ch

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Wife of Swiss Guard member describes life in Vatican City : News Headlines

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2 more Chilean bishops are out as pope cleans house

Francis had already accepted the resignation of Osorno Bishop Juan Barros, once a top aide to Chile's most notorious predator priest. Originally Francis had been a staunch defender of Barros, dismissing outcries from many of Chile's faithful, including some church officials, that the bishop was unfi

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Pope Francis to 14 new cardinals: Defend the dignity of the poor

The choices of many of the new cardinals reflected Francis’ determination that the church be known for tireless attention to those on society’s margins. He also turned his attention to countries located far from the Vatican after centuries of European dominance of the ranks of cardinals, honoring ch

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Pope to new cardinals: Defend dignity of others

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday gave the church 14 new cardinals, exhorting them to resist temptations toward vanity and to stay on mission, which he specified means serving the needy instead of their own interests.

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