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Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion." (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Urges Governments To Redistribute Wealth

Pope Francis says governments should redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the “economy of exclusion” that is taking hold today.


President Obama and Pope Francis exchange gifts during a private meeting at the Vatican. (AFP PHOTO POOL/ GABRIEL BOUYS)

President Obama And Pope Francis Find Common Ground And Divisions

The two focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor.


Russian president Vladimir Putin's name has been put forward as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. (Getty Images)

Vladimir Putin Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Russian president’s name was submitted for consideration despite recent saber-rattling.


Pope Francis holds a parrot named Amore. (OSSERVATORE ROMANO/AFP/Getty Images)

After Dove Disaster, Pope Francis Takes A Parrot

Pope’s dove release last Sunday when wrong when the two birds were attacked by a crow and a seagull.


Pope Francis salutes the crowd as he arrives for his general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on September 18, 2013. (Photo by AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI)

Catholics React to Pope Remarks on Gays, Abortion

Catholics around the globe are expressing mixed but mostly positive reactions to Pope Francis’ recent remarks that the church has become too focused on “small-minded rules” on hot-button issues like homosexuality and abortion.


Jorge Mario Bergoglio attends his first Mass with cardinals as Pope Francis in the Sistine Chapel on March 14, 2013 in Vatican City. (credit: Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano via Getty Images)

Pope Francis Previously Accused Of Involvement In Kidnappings Of 2 Argentine Priests In 1976

As the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics continue to celebrate the election of Pope Franics I, questions about his past in Argentina are beginning to bubble up.


Pope Francis. (credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

D.C. Area Celebrates Election of New Pope

Catholics around the world and the D.C. area watched in anticipation Wednesday as white smoke poured out from the chimney at the Sistine Chapel, signaling the election of a new pope.