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Pope Francis's Meeting with Transsexual Gives 'Powerful' Hope to LGBT Catholics | Pope Francis

Pope Francis's Meeting with Transsexual Gives 'Powerful' Hope to LGBT Catholics

Originally posted 01/27/2015 04:15PM

As word spread that Pope Francis had opened his residence to a transsexual man denounced by his own parish priest, LGBT activists celebrated the papal meeting as powerful help in the fight for acceptance.

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Pope Francis: Catholics Shouldn't Breed 'Like Rabbits'

Pope Francis: Catholics Shouldn't Breed 'Like Rabbits' (and More Recent Memorable Quotes)

Originally posted 01/20/2015 05:15PM

Pope Francis is sort of like Billy Bob Thornton: He gives good quotes that frequently stir people up.

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From Time: Pope Francis Set to Visit N.Y.C., D.C. and Philadelphia | Pope Francis

From Time: Pope Francis Set to Visit N.Y.C., D.C. and Philadelphia

Originally posted 01/19/2015 04:15PM

The pontiff will make stops at Ground Zero and the White House

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Pope Francis Warns Those Who Mock Religion: 'A Punch in the Nose' Awaits

Pope Francis Warns Those Who Mock Religion: 'A Punch in the Nose' Awaits

Originally posted 01/15/2015 03:45PM

Pope Francis says nothing justifies the murder of Charlie Hebdo journalists, but in his first extensive, personal comments on the Jan. 7 terror attack in Paris, the pontiff warned Thursday that mocking a person's religion is dangerous business.

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Pope Francis Tells Mothers 'Don't Worry' About Breastfeeding in the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis Tells Mothers 'Don't Worry' About Breastfeeding in the Sistine Chapel

Originally posted 01/12/2015 01:30PM

Pope Francis is no stickler about protocol and now that extends to breastfeeding in the Sistine Chapel.

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Angelina Jolie Meets the Pope After Screening Unbroken at the Vatican

Angelina Jolie Meets the Pope After Screening Unbroken at the Vatican

Originally posted 01/08/2015 10:10AM

Angelina Jolie kicked off the new year with a very high-profile audience for her new film, Unbroken.

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Pope Criticizes Vatican Leaders for Gossip, Cliques and Having 'Spiritual Alzheimer's'

Pope Francis Criticizes Vatican Leaders for 'Spiritual Alzheimer's'

Originally posted 12/23/2014 12:00PM

To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia."

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Inside Pope Francis's Role in Healing America's Relationship with Cuba

Inside Pope Francis's Role in Healing America's Relationship with Cuba

Originally posted 12/18/2014 08:10PM

When President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. would normalize relations with Cuba, he made a point of thanking Pope Francis for his role in reversing a 53-year stand-off between the two nations.

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Pope Francis Celebrates His 78th Birthday with Cake and Tango

Pope Francis Celebrates His 78th Birthday with Cake and Tango

Originally posted 12/18/2014 07:15PM

Pope Francis got a cake, cards and a tango demonstration for his 78th birthday Wednesday – and 1,760 lbs. of chicken meat for the poor.

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Pope Francis Says All Dogs Go to Heaven – and Cats, Too

UpdatePosted 12/12/2014 03:00PM

Pope Francis Says All Dogs Go to Heaven – and Cats, Too

Originally posted 12/12/2014 02:05PM

Pope Francis says you should be ready to meet your late pets at the pearly gates.

Continuing to show his more open approach to toward Catholicism, Francis recently told a young boy that all dogs go to heaven, according to USA Today.

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