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38 min ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche.

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Related Topix: Travel, Rome, Italy Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel, Roman Catholic Church, Seton Hall University, Pope Benedict XVI

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Blackburn Citizen

Blessing from Pope' hope for Clarets

SEAN Dyche's promotion-winning side could receive a holy blessing ahead of their Premier League campaign - from the Pope.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church

WXYZ

Priest & administrator indicted on fraud charges

A Detroit-area Catholic priest and his parish administrator were charged Wednesday with fraud and conspiracy in a scheme to steal nearly $700,000 from their church.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Life, Holidays, Father's Day

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Pope stirs Communion debate with call to woman

Pope Francis called an Argentine woman married to a divorced man and reportedly told her that she could receive the sacrament of Communion, according to the woman's husband, in an apparent contradiction of Catholic law.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church

Hudson Hub-Times

Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattoo

Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm, an official said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Sri Lanka, Asia, World News, Buddhism

ABC News

New Hampshire Ex-Priest Gets Jail Time for Thefts

A New Hampshire priest who was the former leader of one of the nation's top clergy treatment centers has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for stealing at least $4,500 from a hospital, a dead priest's estate and the state's Roman Catholic bishop.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

Burnley Citizen

Bieber sorry for war shrine trip

Justin Bieber has apologised to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine this week, saying he was misled to see it as only a place of prayer.

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Related Topix: Shinto

Sunherald.com

Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church, Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Sunday Herald

Call to cut millions spent by NHS on religion

THE NHS is spending millions of pounds a year on running chaplaincy services which offer spiritual care and religious support to patients.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

CBS Local

Baltimore Archbishop Traveling To Rome For Canonizations

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori is traveling to Rome to see the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

The New Zealand Herald

Israeli army 'invites' Arab Christians to enlist

The minority historically views itself as part of the Palestinian people and considers service in the army as taboo.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Orthodox Church

Norwalk Citizen News

John Paul saint-maker: Pope not involved in Legion

The Polish priest who has spearheaded the case to make Pope John Paul II a saint says there is no documentation that he had any "personal involvement" in the scandal of the Legion of Christ religious order.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

KLAL-FM Little Rock

As Neon Trees Release New Album, Singer Says His Coming Out Has Been "Entirely Positive"

This week, Neon Trees is out with their brand-new album Pop Psychology, and lead singer Tyler Glenn is out, period.

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Related Topix: Neon Trees, Pop/Rock, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

No JPII fever in Poland as canonization nears

His death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in Poland. His beatification, an explosion of pride and jubilation.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Poland, Explosion, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church, Travel, Rome, Italy Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel

Mon Apr 21, 2014

WISN-TV

Group leaves for Rome for canonization of popes

TO THE VATICAN. WHY MILWAUKEE ARCHBISHOP JEROME LISTECKI AND DOZENS OF LOCAL PILGRIMS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO ROME AT THIS HOUR.

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Related Topix: Travel, Rome, Italy Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel, Milwaukee, WI, Roman Catholic Church

River Front Times

New Sex Abuse Charges Filed Against Catholic Priest Xiuhui Joseph Jiang

Rev. Xiuhui "Joseph" Jiang faces new charges of sexually abusing a Catholic school child five months after a judge dismissed a different case with similar allegations.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Missouri

Las Cruces Sun-News

Franciscan order leaving parishes in Carlsbad area, relocating to Las Cruces

The Roman Catholic Church's Franciscan brotherhood is withdrawing from the Carlsbad area of southeastern New Mexico because of a flurry of priests reaching retirement age.

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Related Topix: Las Cruces, NM, Carlsbad, NM, Roman Catholic Church

KHOU-TV Houston

Hundreds on hand as Ike-damaged church reopens in Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas -- Hundreds of worshippers have attended Easter services at a restored Roman Catholic church in Galveston that had been closed since 2008's Hurricane Ike.

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Related Topix: Galveston, TX, Roman Catholic Church, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Ike

News Times

Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

In this photo taken on Sunday, April 20, 2014 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, speaks with Syrian citizens during his visit to Ain al-Tineh village, near Damascus, Syria.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News, Orthodox Church

KIII

John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button issues as Christianity entered its third millennium.

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