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VATICAN CITY (AP) — On the streets in Buenos Aires, the stories about the cardinal who has become the first pope from the Americas often include a very ordinary backdrop: The city bus during rush hour. Tales are traded about chatting with...
Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Francis, associating himself with the humble 13th-century Italian preacher...
Roman Catholic cardinals chose Jorge Mario Bergoglio as pope Wednesday, selecting the Argentine Jesuit to succeed Pope Benedict XVI, who resigned Feb. 28, and lead 1.2 billion church followers around the globe. He was chosen after five rounds of voting in...
Tags: Benedict XVI, Francis I, Argentina, Politics, Christianity
Jorge Bergoglio, the son of Italian immigrants born in Buenos Aires, doesn't fit the image of a high and mighty churchman in charge of an empire of more than 1 billion people. He's a humble man and, at 76, not young. Until quite recently, he rode the...
Associated PressFrom "the end of the earth," the Catholic Church found a surprising new leader Wednesday, a pioneer pope from Argentina who took the name Francis, a pastor rather than a manager to resurrect a church and faith in crisis. He is the first pontiff from the...
Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has a new book coming, the Associated Press reports. The book, "A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas," will discuss the "over-commercialism" and "homogenization" of Christmas, publisher Harper...
I told you so! Five years ago in this column I wrote: Religion may be hazardous to your health! Now I'll do one better: Religion is hazardous to your health! Let's consider the three Abrahamic religions: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. ...
Tags: Government, Pakistan, Israel, Christianity, Judaism
In June 1954, a small advertisement ran in the Wall Street Journal: "Biblical manuscripts dating back to at least 200 BC are for sale." The commercial offering was the start of a long and controversial path for the Dead Sea Scrolls, a cache of fragmentary...
Dr. William R. Law, a retired Baltimore internist whose career at Bon Secours Hospital spanned more than three decades, died Feb. 20 of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime West Towson resident was 77. The son of an electrical engineer and a...
On Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI became the first pontiff in nearly 600 years to willingly step down from his position. What kind of man will the cardinals who have gathered in Rome from around the world choose to be his successor? We asked Catholics from a...
Running off at the typewriter … The hate pastor — the Rev. Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas — is at it again. After Tim Tebow canceled his appearance at the hate pastor's church last week -- presumably because of...
Tags: Tim Tebow, Baseball, Trials, Lent, NBC (tv network)
The Religion WorldCatholic Campus Ministry at UCF is replacing its storefront location on campus with a new center under construction. The new campus ministry center will provide 20,000 square feet of space adjacent to 600 beds of luxury student apartments near the heart...
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