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Pope Francis on gays: Who am I to judge them?

ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT — Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference Monday as he returned from his first foreign trip.

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Photos: Pope blesses thousands of Harley-Davidsons, bikers

Photos: Pope blesses thousands of Harley-Davidsons, bikers

Biker culture came to the Vatican on Sunday as Pope Francis blessed thousands of Harley-Davidsons and their riders celebrating the manufacturer's 110th anniversary with a loud parade and plenty of leather. Thundering Harley engines nearly drowned out the Latin recitation of the "Our Father"…

June 16, 2013 4:13 pm Photos

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Cardinals fail to elect new pope on first vote

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Black smoke has poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney, signaling that cardinals have failed to elect a pope on their first try.

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A big part of this pope's legacy: He knew when to go

The following editorial appeared Tuesday in the Philadelphia Daily News:

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Vatican criticizes US nun’s book on sexuality

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Monday sharply criticized a book on sexuality written by a prominent American nun, saying it contradicted church teaching on issues like masturbation, homosexuality and marriage and that its author had a “defective understanding” of Catholic theology.

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Vatican: Celibacy rule not cause of sex abuse

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican on Sunday denied that its celibacy requirement for priests was the root cause of the clerical sex abuse scandal convulsing the church in Europe and again defended the pope's handling of the crisis.

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Dedican santuario al Padre Kino

Dedican santuario al Padre Kino

Se invita al público en general a la bendición y dedicación del santuario del padre Eusebio Francisco Kino, que fue construido por las personas que apoyan los componentes históricos y los museos del Río Nuevo al Oeste del Río Santa Cruz.

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Dedican santuario al Padre Kino

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Kicanas cited as contender for Wis. post

Kicanas cited as contender for Wis. post

There's talk that Tucson Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas may be moving to Milwaukee.

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Vatican makes it easier for Anglicans to become Catholics

Vatican makes it easier for Anglicans to become Catholics

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is making it easier for Anglicans to convert to Roman Catholicism — a surprise move designed to entice traditionalists opposed to women priests, openly gay clergy and the blessing of same-sex unions.

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If art experts are right, 'new' Leonardo worth $150M

If art experts are right, 'new' Leonardo worth $150M

TORONTO — A new portrait by Leonardo da Vinci may have been discovered, thanks to centuries-old fingerprint and palm print.

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Heroic Korean War chaplain is put up for Medal of Honor

Heroic Korean War chaplain is put up for Medal of Honor

TOPEKA, Kan. — As fellow prisoners of war returned home from the Korean War, they shared stories of self-sacrifice about the Rev. Emil Kapaun, a humble priest from Kansas.

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