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James Foley's Parents: His Bravery Was an Answer to Our Prayers

James Foley's Parents: His Bravery Was an Answer to Our Prayers

Originally posted 08/22/2014 07:50AM

The parents of James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by militants in the Middle East, said Friday that his remarkable bravery was an answer to the prayers of many – even as their hope turned to horror this week.

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Pope's Relatives Killed in Road Accident: Report

Pope's Relatives Killed in Road Accident: Report

Originally posted 08/19/2014 09:30AM

Officials say the wife and two children of Pope Francis's nephew were killed, and the nephew seriously injured, in a car crash shortly after midnight Tuesday in Argentina, reports the BBC.

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Pope to Sex-Abuse Victims: 'I Beg Your Forgiveness'

Pope Francis Apologizes to Sex-Abuse Victims During Private Mass

Originally posted 07/07/2014 11:45AM

Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors – but a victim spokesman called the gathering nothing more than "a PR event."

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Pope Francis Excommunicates All Mobsters from the Church

Pope Francis Excommunicates All Mobsters from the Church

Originally posted 06/22/2014 07:20AM

Pope Francis journeyed Saturday to the heart of Italy's biggest crime syndicate, met the father of a 3-year-old boy slain in the region's drug war, and declared that all mobsters are automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

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The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week

The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week

Originally posted 05/19/2014 07:00AM

See breathtaking images from the U.S. Naval Academy's Sea Trials, Cannes and more

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Thousands Gather to See Pope Francis Declare Popes John XXIII & John Paul II Saints

UpdatePosted 04/27/2014 09:20AM

Pope Francis Declares Popes John XXIII and John Paul II Saints

Originally posted 04/27/2014 09:00AM

Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square.

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The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week

The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week

Originally posted 04/21/2014 07:00AM

Thousands pack into St. Peter's Square on Easter, victims of the Boston Marathon bombings are memorialized and more breathtaking images from around the globe

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The Pope Gives 2 School Kids a Ride in St. Peter's Square | Pope Francis

The Pope Gives 2 School Kids a Ride in St. Peter's Square

Originally posted 04/16/2014 10:00AM

Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter's Square.

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What Surprising Gift Did Queen Elizabeth Give the Pope?

What Surprising Gift Did Queen Elizabeth Give Pope Francis?

Originally posted 04/03/2014 05:00PM

What do you give to the head of the Roman Catholic Church?

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The Pope Met President Obama and Now They Are the Best of Friends | Barack Obama, Pope Francis

The Pope Met President Obama and Now They Are the Best of Friends

Originally posted 03/27/2014 01:00PM

The exchange of gifts is a de rigueur part of every papal audience, but Thursday's presentation had an unusually loud element. A metal support stilt holding up the top of President Barack Obama's gift – a chest of seeds from the White House garden – twice crashed onto the marble floor of the pope's library when photographers banged into the table holding it.

"These, I think, are carrots," Obama told the pope as he pulled out a blue velvet pouch from the seed chest.

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