Roman Catholicism

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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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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