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Vatican Launches Cricket Club

The Vatican has officially launched its cricket club, an initiative aimed at forging ties with teams of other faiths.

10/22/2013

Pope Francis kisses a disabled child from the papamobile during the Easter celebrations on St Peter's square on March 31, 2013 at the Vatican. (credit: VINCENZO PINTO,VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

RI Couple Moved To Tears After Pope Hugs, Kisses 8-Year-Old Disabled Son

A Rhode Island couple says they were speechless and moved to tears when Pope Francis hugged and kissed their 8-year-old son in St. Peter’s Square on Easter Sunday.

04/02/2013

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DeLauro Attends Papal Installation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro says she was personally inspired by the new pope’s call to help the most vulnerable in society during his installation Mass at the Vatican. The Connecticut Democrat […]

03/19/2013

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Pope Says He’ll Resign — First To Do So In 600 years

Pope Benedict XVI said Monday he lacks the strength to fulfill his duties and on Feb. 28 will become the first pontiff in 600 years to resign. The announcement sets the stage for a conclave in March to elect a new leader for world’s 1 billion Catholics.

02/11/2013

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Former Students Ask Vatican To Close Religious School

Dozens of women who attended a high school run by the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order have urged the Vatican to close the program, saying the psychological abuse they endured trying to live like teenage nuns led to multiple cases of anorexia, stress-induced migraines, depression and even suicidal thoughts.

07/09/2012

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Vatican Investigates Religious Order With U.S. HQ In Connecticut

The Vatican has launched an investigation into alleged child sex abuse against priests from the Legion of Christ, a worldwide religious order which has had its U.S. headquarters in Connecticut, with operations in Hamden, Orange, and Cheshire.

05/11/2012