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Bishops and Cardinals attending a synod on family issues last October. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Files)
Bishops and Cardinals attending a synod on family issues last October. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Files)
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Vatican cardinal sees no change in family teachings at synod

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A senior Vatican cardinal predicted Saturday that there will be no change in the Catholic Church's practice and teaching about marriage, divorce and the reception of Communion at an upcoming meeting of bishops on family issues.

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Pope Francis delivers his blessing at the end of the Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sunday. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope Francis delivers his blessing at the end of the Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sunday. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Pope Francis, thousands brave Easter Sunday rain in St. Peter’s Square

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.

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Pope Francis leads the Ash Wednesday mass at the Santa Sabina Basilica, in Rome, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, pool)
Pope Francis leads the Ash Wednesday mass at the Santa Sabina Basilica, in Rome, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, pool)
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Pope Francis leads Ash Wednesday procession between Rome churches

ROME (AP) -- Pope Francis walked in a solemn Ash Wednesday procession between churches on Rome's ancient Aventine Hill, calling on people to humbly remember their human limits as faithful began their annual penitential Lenten period.

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Sister Jeannine Gramick, left, and Francis DeBernardo, of Catholic gay rights group New Ways Ministry, at the Vatican Wednesday, (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Sister Jeannine Gramick, left, and Francis DeBernardo, of Catholic gay rights group New Ways Ministry, at the Vatican Wednesday, (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Gay Catholics get Vatican welcome, but no papal shout-out

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican did something it has never done before by giving a group of U.S. gay and lesbian Catholics VIP seats at Pope Francis' weekly general audience Wednesday.

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Pope Francis is followed by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI during a special consistory at the Vatican, Saturday.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope Francis is followed by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI during a special consistory at the Vatican, Saturday. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Pope Francis tells new cardinals to avoid pride, jealousy, anger

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis welcomed 20 new cardinals Saturday into the elite club of churchmen who will elect his successor and immediately delivered a tough-love message to them, telling them to put aside their pride, jealousy and self-interests and instead exercise perfect charity.

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Pope Francis is seen on a giant screen during his video address to a session of 500 experts drafting the so-called Milan Charter. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Pope Francis is seen on a giant screen during his video address to a session of 500 experts drafting the so-called Milan Charter. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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Pope emphasizes right to food in address to 500 experts

MILAN (AP) -- Pope Francis emphasized the right to food as fundamental in a video address Saturday to 500 experts starting work on a wide-ranging document aimed at raising awareness and proposing solutions to issues including hunger, obesity and food waste.

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Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Pope: Catholics don’t have to breed ‘like rabbits’

Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."

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Pope Francis waves to the faithful on his arrival in Tacloban, Philippines, as rain drips from the roof of his vehicle Saturday. st round in Lima, Peru, failed to reach an agreement.
Pope Francis waves to the faithful on his arrival in Tacloban, Philippines, as rain drips from the roof of his vehicle Saturday. st round in Lima, Peru, failed to reach an agreement.
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Pope’s climate-change stand deepens conservatives’ distrust

NEW YORK (AP) -- Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change - and to do so through a document traditionally used for the most important papal teachings.

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Pope Francis, left, baptizes a baby at the Vatican, Sunday.  (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)
Pope Francis, left, baptizes a baby at the Vatican, Sunday. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, pool)
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Pope says concern for poor is Gospel, not communism

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is insisting that his concern for the poor and critique of the global economic system isn't some novel, communist-inspired ideology but rather the original and core "touchstone" of the Christian faith.

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Pope picks 15 new cardinals from 14 nations

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis named 15 new cardinals Sunday, selecting them from 14 nations, including far-flung corners of the world such as Tonga, New Zealand, Cape Verde and Myanmar, to reflect the diversity of the church and its growth in places like Asia and Africa.

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