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Pope Francis named Time's Person of the Year
Rome, December 11 - Pope Francis has been named Time magazine's Person of the Year for his humble-looking but forceful moves to re-energize the Catholic Church, reform its management, widen its appeal, focus on social rather than doctrinal issues and renew a drive against clerical sex abuse.
Father Lombardi Remembers Benedict XVI as a 'Great Communicator'
Benedict XVI was a great communicator and always showed extraordinary concision and "mental and spiritual lucidity," according to the director of the Vatican press office.
Would Someone Just Shut That Pope Up?
Since the release of Evangelii Gaudium there have been countless articles and commentary about the economic portions of Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation.
Vatican finance group signs agreement with German counterpart
Vatican City, Dec 4, 2013 / 11:59 am .- The Vatican's financial watchdog, the Financial Information Authority, has signed a memorandum of understanding with its German counterpart, the Federal Criminal Police Office.
Francis and Benedict linked in call for joyful priests
Rome, Italy, Dec 3, 2013 / 10:18 am .- At a presentation of a work by Benedict XVI on the priesthood, the head of the Vatican's doctrine office said that both Benedict and Pope Francis share a view on priestly vocation and the crisis it faces.
Pope Francis I: Muddying doctrine, conservatives complain
Catholic in Name Only. Another area in which conservatives are fighting among themselves that has nothing to do with the Republican party.
Pope Francis ranked among this year’s 50 most prominent Jews
The Pope Francis effect has even spread to Forward's 50 top American Jews list for this year.