Pilgrims and residents gather on Copacabana beach before the arrival of Pope Francis for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Clergy, faithful digest Francis’ Brazil message

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In word and deed during his trip to Brazil, Pope Francis put clergy and faithful alike on notice: Get energized, go out and spread the Gospel, give the Roman Catholic […]


Pope Francis waves to crowds at his inauguration Mass at the Vatican. (AP Photo)

Pope Francis urges protection of nature, weak

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis laid out the priorities of his pontificate during his installation Mass, urging the princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people to protect the environment, the weakest, the poorest, let tenderness “open up a horizon of hope.”


Pope sets stage for historic blending of choirs

(AP) – The Sistine Chapel Choir, whose boys and men sing for the pope at all his Masses, is about to get some illustrious company. The Westminster Abbey Choir, the world-renowned chorus that last year […]



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