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Pope Francis gestures as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 15, 2017 - 7:58 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Wednesday that employers who fire workers for unclear economic reasons are committing a "very grave sin" and should ensure dignified work for all their employees. Francis made the comments at his Wednesday general audience after appealing for a resolution to a...
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March 12, 2017 - 9:03 am
DUBLIN (AP) — The senior Protestant politician in Northern Ireland left the door open Sunday for stepping aside as part of a potential deal to revive the British territory's unity government with Catholics. Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster said she asserted no personal claim to be "first...
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Pope Francis shares a light moment with "Telefono Amico" support hotline president Dario Briccola during an audience at the Vatican Saturday, March 11, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
March 11, 2017 - 10:25 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is confirming a papal trip to Egypt is under consideration but that no dates or itinerary have been finalized. The statement Saturday by spokesman Greg Burke came after Italy's state-run RAI reported Francis would visit Cairo's Al-Azhar, the leading center of...
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Pope Francis waves to faithful during the Angelus prayer delivered by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, March 5, 2017. The pontiff has called on the faithful to consult the Bible with the same frequency as they might consult their smart phones for messages. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 09, 2017 - 9:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — Pope Francis says the church must study whether it's possible to ordain married men to minister in remote communities facing priest shortages. In an interview published Thursday with Germany's Die Zeit, Francis stressed that removing the celibacy rule is not the answer to the Catholic...
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March 05, 2017 - 7:50 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say curious and pious people are visiting a bust of the last czar in the Crimean capital after reports spread that the sculpture appeared to be weeping. The bust of Nicholas II was erected near the Crimean prosecutor's office in Simferopol in 2016, two years after...
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March 05, 2017 - 7:49 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say curious and pious people are visiting a bust of the last czar in the Crimean capital after reports spread that the sculpture appeared to be weeping. The bust of Nicholas II was erected near the Crimean prosecutor's office in Simferopol in 2016, two years after...
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Sinn Fein's party leader for Northern Ireland Michelle O'Neill celebrates with party members Francie Molloy, left, and Ian Milne, right, after toping the poll in Mid Ulster, Ballymena count centre, Northern Ireland, Friday, March 3, 2017. Counting has begun across Northern Ireland with Irish Nationalists seeking to boost their vote in an early election that could shape the fate of the Catholic-Protestant cooperation in Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
March 04, 2017 - 2:31 am
DUBLIN (AP) — Sinn Fein, the Irish nationalist party, has fallen just short of becoming the largest party in elections for the Northern Ireland Assembly. In results declared early Friday, the Democratic Unionist Party led with 28 seats, just one more than Sinn Fein's total. At stake in the outcome...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2014 file photo, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the archbishop of Boston, right, and Marie Collins attend a press conference at the Vatican. Collins, an Irish woman who was sexually abused by clergy, has quit in frustration her post on a Vatican commission advising Pope Francis about how to fight abuse of minors, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
March 01, 2017 - 10:22 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Frustrated by what she described as Vatican stonewalling, an Irish woman who was sexually abused by clergy quit her post Wednesday on a pontifical panel advising Pope Francis about how to protect minors from such abuse. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors said...
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