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Vatican acknowledges Gays and Lesbians

New Vatican document says homosexuals have “gifts and qualities to offer,” opening the door to greater acceptance of gays and lesbians.

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Pope marries couples who have cohabited, had children

The Catholic Church’s latest push to be more inclusive sees the Pope marry couples who already live together and have children.

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Pope takes “selfie” with Catholic youth

With “selfies” and hugs, Pope Francis connects with Asian youth in South Korea.

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“Please stop!” Pope Francis’ emotional plea for peace

Pope Francis makes an impromptu emotional plea for peace, during his weekly Sunday Angelus prayer at the Vatican.

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Crowds Rejoice After Two Popes Turn Saints

Crowds at the Vatican react to the unprecedented double canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.

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Pope Francis named Time’s Person of the Year

Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year for 2013, crediting the Argentine pontiff with shifting the message of the Catholic church.

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Remembering Mandela

The former South African President kept some very high profile company throughout his career. Scroll through our gallery of some of his more well known friends.

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World Youth Day 2013 ends on a high note

Rio’s famed Copacabana beach became a massive Catholic campground for the closing event of a world youth festival.

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Pope Francis urges priests to drive ‘humble’ cars

Priests should buy humble cars and not be afraid to renew the old, Pope Francis has argued.

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Crowd hopeful after Pope Francis’s inauguration

Pope Francis issues a strong appeal for the protection of the environment and the defence of the weakest members of society, leaving many hopeful after his inaugural Mass.

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New Pope Delivers First Blessing

Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, has delivered his first blessing as successor of Benedict XVI.

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Papal election: 10 fun facts

While no pope was chosen following the first conclave vote, we decided to explore the mysticism and rituals surrounding the election process a little further.

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In the footsteps of the cardinal

Vatican TV releases a recreation of the passage the cardinals will take as they arrive at the conclave to elect the next pope.

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Women need more leadership in Catholic Church

The role of women in the Roman Catholic Church is a key challenge area that needs to be addressed by the next pontificate, according to an influential senior cardinal.

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Pope’s Resignation Met With Universal Surprise

Catholics outside the Vatican and papal aides alike reacted with surprise Monday to Pope Benedict’s announcement that he will step down from the papacy.

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Religious Celebrations Around the World

Religious Celebrations Around the World images, brought to you by MiNDFOOD.

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World Youth Day

Latest World Youth Day gallery: Images of the Pope’s visit to Sydney and the thousands of pilgrims who have flooded the city, by MiNDFOOD.

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