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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.

05/09/2014

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.

03/27/2014

Pope Francis has 1.2 billion followers in the Roman Catholic Church, but he's not following a single one of them on Facebook or Twitter. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Despite 1.2 Billion Catholic Followers, Pope Francis Follows None On Twitter

Pope Francis has 1.2 billion followers in the Roman Catholic Church, but he’s not following a single one of them on Facebook or Twitter.

03/16/2013

New Archbishop Jose Gomez poses for photos with nuns from the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of L.A. outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Feb. 27, 2011 in Los Angeles, Calif. (credit: Wally Skalij - Pool/Getty Images)

Largest American Nun Group Calls Stinging Vatican Report ‘Flawed’

The largest umbrella group for U.S. nuns on Friday broke weeks of near-silence on a stinging Vatican report that they had undermined Roman Catholic teaching, saying the inquiry was “flawed” and based on “unsubstantiated accusations” that were causing pain throughout the church.

06/02/2012

Anti-abortion protesters pray outside the US Supreme Court (Photo Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV / AFP / Getty Images)

Planned Parenthood Clinic Sues Anti-Abortion Grandpa

Dick Retta stands outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in downtown Washington three days a week, trying to persuade pregnant women not to get abortions. The 80-year-old grandfather has been coming to the clinic for eight years and said he’s personally persuaded over 400 women to leave this clinic and others.

04/04/2012

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