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Pope Francis Tells Priests They May Pardon Women Who've Had an Abortion

Pope Francis Tells Priests They May Pardon Women Who've Had an Abortion

Originally posted 09/01/2015 12:05PM

Pope Francis is temporarily allowing Roman Catholic priests to absolve women who've had abortions, and those who've helped them, as long as they admit their wrongdoing and are truly sorry for what they've done.

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Tears and Triumph as Pope Francis Asks Bullied Student to 'Be Courageous' While Singing For Him

Tears and Triumph as Pope Francis Asks Bullied Student to 'Be Courageous' While Singing For Him

Originally posted 09/01/2015 01:05AM

On Monday Pope Francis spoke to a group of Americans in three different cities via satellite from Rome and asked one teenage girl to sing for him.

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Pope Francis Praises Author of Children's Book That Includes Lesbian Rabbits and Gay Penguin Parents

Pope Francis Praises Author of Children's Book That Includes Lesbian Rabbits and Gay Penguin Parents

Originally posted 08/28/2015 11:50AM

An Italian book that explores different types of families – including same-sex couples – has caused quite a stir after the mayor of Venice banned it from schools. Now, Pope Francis has upped the ante by writing a letter praising the author for her work, The Guardian reports.

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Philadelphia Inmates and Guards Work Together to Hand-Carve Chair for Pope Francis

Philadelphia Inmates and Guards Work Together to Hand-Carve Chair for Pope Francis

Originally posted 08/25/2015 02:10PM

Pope Francis will have a one-of-a-kind seat during his visit to a Philadelphia prison next month.

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The Pope's Nephew Says Francis Shelved Marriage and Med School, Never Wanted to Be Pope

The Pope's Nephew Says Francis Shelved Marriage and Med School, Never Wanted to Be Pope

Originally posted 08/12/2015 01:30PM

Even Pope Francis' mother had wanted her boy to be a doctor.

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Pope Francis: Divorced Catholics Who Remarry Should Be Welcomed Back to the Church

Pope Francis: Divorced Catholics Who Remarry Should Be Welcomed Back to the Church

Originally posted 08/05/2015 12:25PM

In a true sign of the times, Pope Francis says Roman Catholics who've divorced and remarried deserve better treatment from the church (as do their children). He urged pastors not to treat these couples as if they were excommunicated, multiple sources report.

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Pope Francis Tries Coca Leaves, the Main Ingredient in Cocaine, on Trip to Bolivia

Pope Francis Tries Coca Leaves, the Main Ingredient in Cocaine, on Trip to Bolivia

Originally posted 07/09/2015 01:10AM

Would he or wouldn't he?

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Pope Francis's Boldest Tweets About Climate Change (There Were Over 60!) | Pope Francis

Pope Francis┬áTakes Over Twitter to Talk Climate Change – Read His Boldest Tweets

Originally posted 06/19/2015 05:50PM

"Earth is essentially a shared inheritance, whose fruits are meant to benefit everyone. #LaudatoSi."

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The Pope's Climate Change Encyclical Gets an Epic New Movie Trailer

Originally posted 06/18/2015 06:40PM

"It's time to take out the trash."

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Pope Francis Will Hold His First Public Meeting with a Gay Activist | Pope Francis

Pope Francis Will Hold His First Public Meeting with a Gay Activist in Paraguay

Originally posted 06/12/2015 02:45PM

Pope Francis will hold his first public meeting with a married gay activist during a trip to Paraguay in July.

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