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Former Cuban Political Prisoner: ‘I Am A Catholic Without A Pope’

The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.

12 hours ago

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Best International Destinations For The Holidays

Here’s a look at five of the best international destinations for the holidays.

11/28/2014

Pope Francis waves as he leads the weekly general audience at St Peter's square on Aug. 27, 2014 in Vatican City. (credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Pope Francis Is ‘In The Crosshairs Of ISIS’

A new report claims that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is targeting Pope Francis.

08/29/2014

Pope Francis has lamented the abandoning of the traditionally Christian practice of not working on Sundays, saying it has a negative impact on families and friendships. (Photo credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope: Working On Sundays Harmful To Families, Friendships

Pope Francis has lamented the abandoning of the traditionally Christian practice of not working on Sundays, saying it has a negative impact on families and friendships.

07/05/2014

ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR:  Pope John Paul II waves to the wellwisher 28 April 1989 upon his arrival in Antanarivo at the beginning of a 10-day Africa tour. The pontiff visited Madagascar, La RTunion, Zambia and Malawi from 28 April to 06 May. It was his 41st International Pastoral visit. (Photo credit: DERRICK CEYRAC/AFP/Getty Images)

Catholics Rename Shrine for St. John Paul II in DC

Catholics in Washington are celebrating the sainthood of John Paul II by renaming a shrine devoted to his legacy.

04/27/2014

Pope Francis leads the canonization mass in which John Paul II and John XXIII are declared saints on April 27, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. (credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Declares John Paul II, John XXIII Saints

Catholics around the world are celebrating the declaration of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII as saints of the Catholic Church – an unprecedented event made even more historic by the presence of Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.

04/27/2014

Pope Francis has lamented the abandoning of the traditionally Christian practice of not working on Sundays, saying it has a negative impact on families and friendships. (Photo credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Baltimore Archbishop Going To Rome To Witness Canonizations

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori is traveling to Rome to see the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.

04/22/2014

Pope Francis and President Barack Obama shake hands during a private audience on March 27, 2014 at the Vatican. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Francis ‘Uncomfortable With All The Trappings Of Being Pope’

President Barack Obama believes that Pope Francis is “uncomfortable with all the trappings of being a pope.”

03/28/2014

Prefect of the Pontifical House and former personal secretary of Pope Benedict XVI, Georg Ganswein, receives President Barack Obama as he arrives at the San Damaso courtyard for a meeting with Pope Francis on March 27, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. (credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Obama Gives Pope Fruit, Vegetable Seeds Used In White House Garden

They speak the same economic language, focused on inequality and the plight of the underprivileged. One’s a spiritual leader; the other a political one. One’s popularity is stratospheric. The other, well, not so much.

03/27/2014

President Obamas 900-strong entourage includes 45 vehicles and three planes. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama’s Belgian Stopover A Brussels Budget Buster

Securing the president’s visits to the EU and NATO summits cost host country Belgium over $10 million.

03/26/2014

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