Arriving in Kenya, pope says tolerance, respect are keys to peace
November 25, 2015

With security concerns looming over his visit, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya Nov. 25 urging tolerance and respect among people of different religions and different ethnic groups.

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Former rectory to serve as temporary homeless shelter
November 20, 2015

A homeless advocacy group and St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish announced plans for a temporary homeless shelter during a press conference Nov. 19.

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If miracle approved, Blessed Teresa could be canonized Sept. 4
November 19, 2015

The Vatican calendar for the Year of Mercy deliberately set aside Sept. 4, 2016, as a possible date for the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, if her sainthood cause is concluded by then.

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Vatican Nativity scene, tree to be unveiled early for Year of Mercy
November 18, 2015
The Christmas tree and Nativity scene in St. Peter's Square will be set up and unveiled earlier than usual this year to be ready for the opening of the Year of Mercy.
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Nothing can justify terrorist attacks, pope says
November 16, 2015

Using God's name to try to justify violence and murder is "blasphemy," Pope Francis said Nov. 15, speaking about the terrorist attacks on Paris.

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Mexican foreign minister confirms pope to visit capital, three states
November 12, 2015

Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu has confirmed that Pope Francis will visit the capital, Mexico City, along with the states of Chihuahua and Chiapas -- on the northern and southern borders respectively -- and Michoacan in western Mexico.

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Pope calls for end to economic exploitation, power-hungry church
November 10, 2015

Meeting workers and addressing a major gathering of the Catholic Church in Italy, Pope Francis demanded an end to economic exploitation, to clerics "obsessed" with power, to apathy among youth and to a cold, fearful church that forgets Christ is always by its side.

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Supreme Court will hear appeals in Catholic, other groups' mandate cases
November 6, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court justices said Nov. 6 they will hear seven pending appeals in lawsuits brought by several Catholic and other faith-based entities against the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate.
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