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Many faith leaders wary of religious exemptions for vaccine
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Many faith leaders wary of religious exemptions for vaccine

By the thousands, Americans have been seeking religious exemptions in order to circumvent COVID-19 vaccine mandates, but generally they are…
Retired pope asks pardon for abuse, but admits no wrongdoing
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Retired pope asks pardon for abuse, but admits no wrongdoing

ROME (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI asked forgiveness Tuesday for any “grievous faults” in his handling of clergy sex…
Violence against women insults God, pope says in New Year’s message
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Violence against women insults God, pope says in New Year’s message

VATICAN CITY, Jan 1 (Reuters) – Pope Francis used his New Year’s message on Saturday to issue a clarion call…
Pope says Italy’s plunging birthrate is a ‘tragedy’
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Pope says Italy’s plunging birthrate is a ‘tragedy’

VATICAN CITY, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Pope Francis bemoaned Italy’s plunging birthrate on Sunday, warning that the decline represented a…
Pope’s 3 key words for a marriage: ‘Please, thanks, sorry’
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Pope’s 3 key words for a marriage: ‘Please, thanks, sorry’

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis sought Sunday to encourage married couples, acknowledging that the pandemic has aggravated some family problems…
Biden, pope to talk virus, climate, poverty at Vatican
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Biden, pope to talk virus, climate, poverty at Vatican

ROME (AP) — Just hours after he arrives in Rome, President Joe Biden will meet with Pope Francis on Friday…
Vatican cancels live broadcast of Biden greeting pope
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Vatican cancels live broadcast of Biden greeting pope

ROME (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday abruptly canceled the planned live broadcast of US President Joe Biden meeting Pope…
Pope to visit Canada to help reconciliation over indigenous schools scandal
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Pope to visit Canada to help reconciliation over indigenous schools scandal

VATICAN CITY, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit Canada, where he faces calls for…
Biden to meet Pope Francis amid some rifts with US bishops
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Biden to meet Pope Francis amid some rifts with US bishops

There’s an intriguing subplot to President Joe Biden’s upcoming meeting with Pope Francis. The world’s two most prominent Roman Catholics…
Vatican trial opens into financial scandal rocking papacy
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Vatican trial opens into financial scandal rocking papacy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A cardinal who allegedly induced an underling to lie to prosecutors. Brokers and lawyers who pulled…
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