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Pope cites MLK as Christian life to emulate

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BNG) — Pope Francis’ address to Congress today included a unifying message for Christians. In his address, the pontiff cited Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and Martin Luther King Jr. as primary examples of Christians who upheld social justice, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis hosts President Obama for ‘cordial’ talks

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis met with President Barack Obama for the first time March 27 in a meeting heavy in symbolism that reportedly touched on some hot-button disputes between the White House and the U.S. Catholic bishops. The highly touted … Continue reading

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Pope named Time’s Person of the Year

ROME — (RNS) Pope Francis was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year on Dec. 11, adding yet another high-profile accolade to what has been an unprecedented nine-month reign for the shepherd of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. Time called Francis … Continue reading

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