More on Pope Francis

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Vatican Signals “Stunning Change” in Stance Toward Gays and Lesbians

A document from the Synod of Bishops provokes debate from the right and left flanks of the Catholic Church.

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Where Does Catholic Doctrine End and Pastoral Practice Begin?

The doctrine-versus-disciple argument could occupy bishops for years, and it often has.

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7 Family Issues Pope Francis Should — But Won’t — Discuss

If any women were invited to the Vatican’s synod on the family, they’d be having a very different conversation.

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Can the Catholic Church Change Its Teaching on Divorce?

Meet the U.S. cardinal who wants to prevent divorced Catholics from receiving communion.

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Vatican: Defrocked Diplomat Who Abused Children Could Face Extradition

Stripped of his diplomatic immunity, Jozef Wesolowski

 could be sent to the Dominican Republic, where he preyed on young boys.

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Pope Francis Hints He Might One Day Retire

Will the current pontiff follow Pope Benedict’s shocking move and retire in the next few years?

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From 30,000 Feet, Pope Francis Reaches Out to Beijing

The pontiff’s flight over China and his corresponding telegram to President Xi Jinping carry historic significance.

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No ‘Pope Francis Effect’ on Capitol Hill Gridlock

Despite the almost universal popularity of Pope Francis, the House of Representatives was unable to muster enough bipartisan support to pass a resolution lauding Francis’s election.

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Pope Francis Apologizes for Persecution of Pentecostals

Seeking forgiveness for the decades of persecution of Italian Pentecostals, Pope Francis met with Evangelicals from the U.S., Argentina, and Italy.

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Meriam Ibrahim, Finally Freed from Sudan, Meets With Pope Francis

After being trapped in Sudan for her refusal to renounce Christianity, Meriam Ibrahim and her family met with Pope Francis.