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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 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

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

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

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

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)

United Nations Denounces Vatican On Sex Abuse

Human rights panel says Vatican allowed priests to sexually abuse children for decades.

02/05/2014

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.

01/30/2014

Pope Francis prays in Saint Peter square at the Vatican. (Getty Images)

Vatican Acknowledges ‘No Excuse’ For Child Abuse

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi tells U.N. panel “such crimes can never be justified”

01/16/2014

Cardinal Wuerl will help oversee the selection of new Catholic bishops. (Getty Images)

Pope Francis Appoints Cardinal Wuerl To Congregation For Bishops

Wuerl joins the influential Vatican office that evaluates and nominates candidates for bishop around the world.

12/17/2013

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