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Catholics Using Social Media To Follow World Youth Day In Brazil

For Catholics who were unable to fly to Brazil to take part in World Youth Day, the Vatican issued a decree stating that those who follow the celebration online will be granted a plenary indulgence.

07/21/2013

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‘Militant’ Priest Says New Pope Is Right Man At Right Time

Pope Francis is getting high marks from the author of a new book who asserts there’s a supernatural battle going on for the souls of humanity.

04/14/2013

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Vice President Biden Leads American Delegation To Pope’s Installation Mass

It’s a busy day in the Vatican, where hundreds of thousands are gathered for the installation mass for Pope Francis, the new leader of the world’s 1.2-billion Roman Catholics.

03/19/2013

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New Jersey Congressman Among US Delegation To Vatican

A longtime New Jersey congressman will be among a bipartisan group of federal leaders heading to the Vatican this week for the investiture of Pope Francis.

03/17/2013

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Local Parishioners Celebrate First Sunday With New Pope

It’s a new dawn for the Catholic Church and as the sun rose in Horsham, parishioners made their way into St. Catherine of Siena.

03/17/2013

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Former Archbishop Of Philadelphia: Pope Francis ‘Is A Very Impressive Man’

Pope Francis may be walking in “the shoes of the fisherman” but in his case, they’re black and not Benedict’s traditional red, signifying the earthly responsibilities of the church.

03/15/2013

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Blog: To Rome And Home Again

The past 5 days have been an exhilarating journey; to Rome and home again, the election of the first Latin American Pope, and experiencing it all looking into the lense of a television camera.

03/15/2013

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South Jersey Priest Delighted to See Compatriot Elevated To Pope

Father Felipe Doldan is from a parish in Buenos Aires that was visited regularly by Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio before he became Pope Francis.

03/14/2013

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Pope Francis Ushers In New Era For Catholic Church

It’s the first full day on the job for Pope Francis and he’s already making the rounds.

03/14/2013

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Philadelphia Archbishop Chaput Reacts To Election Of New Pope

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput says he’s excited about the election of Pope Francis, and he urges Catholics to rejoice.

03/13/2013

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Argentine Jorge Bergoglio Elected Pope

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis.

03/13/2013

The Conclave Of Cardinals Have Elected A New Pope To Lead The World's Catholics

Catholic Church Has New Pope; White Smoke Rises

Cardinals elected a new pope to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics on Wednesday, overcoming deep divisions to select the 266th pope in a remarkably fast conclave.

03/13/2013

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Villanova’s Vatican Interns Get Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

Talk about a baptism by fire: On the first day of Lauren Colegrove’s journalism internship at Catholic News Service in Rome, the pope announced his resignation.

03/13/2013

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Black Smoke From Sistine Chapel: No Pope Yet

Black smoke again billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday, meaning that Catholic cardinals hadn’t elected a pope on their second or third rounds of balloting.

03/13/2013

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Trenton Catholics Prepare For New Pope

After seeing black smoke rising from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican, the Catholic world knew that a pope is still to be elected. The voting resumes in the morning on Wednesday.

03/12/2013

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