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Pope Francis plans tour of Holy Land in May on agenda of peace

Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press
Jan 5 2014 - 10:32am

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis will travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan in May, his first visit to the Holy Land and one that comes amid a new U.S. push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.Francis told thousands gathered in the rain for his weekly Sunday blessing that "in the climate of joy that is typical of the Christmas season,"...

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Pope Francis is Time’s Person of the Year

David Bauder, The Associated Press
Dec 11 2013 - 9:24am

NEW YORK  -- Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.

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New Roman Catholic leader says he will guide U.S. bishops in shift under Pope Francis

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky. (left) newly-elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks at a news conference alongside Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, the newly elected vice president, at the group's annual fall meeting in Baltimore, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Each will serve a three-year term. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Dylan Lovan
Nov 13 2013 - 2:09pm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The new leader of the nation's Roman Catholic bishops says he will draw on his years as a pastor to guide American bishops as they attempt to shift focus under Pope Francis, who wants more emphasis on compassion regarding divisive social issues such as gay marriage.

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