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Pope Francis In Philippines: Storm Kills Volunteer And Cuts Tacloban Visit Short

Pope Francis was forced to cut short his visit to the typhoon-ravaged city of Tacloban in the Philippines after a fierce storm killed a papal …

Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits', says Pope Francis

Pope says Catholic church supports responsible parenting but criticises ‘ideological colonisation’ of the developing world<p>Pope defends church’s opposition to artificial contraception<p>Pope confirms he will visit New York, Philadelphia and Washington<p>Catholics do not have to breed “like rabbits” and …

Ex-street kid weeps as she asks Pope why God lets children suffer in Philippines

<b>(CNN) —</b> A few years ago, Glyzelle Palomar was begging for food on the streets of northern Manila. This week, the 12-year-old girl was on a stage in front of tens of thousands of people, asking Pope Francis why God lets children suffer.<p>"There are many children neglected by their own parents," …


Pope Francis changes schedule to visit Sri Lankan Buddhist temple

Francis becomes only second pontiff to visit a Buddhist temple after accepting invitation to witness rare ritual at Agrashravaka temple<p>Pope Francis has become the second pontiff to visit a Buddhist temple, changing his schedule at the last minute to pay his respects at an important place of worship …

Pope Francis in Philippines: Record crowds brave rain in Manila

An estimated six million people in the Philippines' capital, Manila, have defied the rain to hear Pope Francis celebrate an outdoor Mass.<p>The mass marked the pontiff's final full day in the Philippines, concluding his six-day tour of Asia.<p>The Vatican said Pope Francis had dedicated the service in …


Pope Francis’ New Cardinals Reflect a ‘Poor Church’

There few things a Pope does that is more important than picking his Cardinals, which he announced on Sunday. From the college of Cardinals–none from …

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Pope Francis Reaffirms Support of Public Breast-Feeding

Pope Francis encouraged mothers to breast-feed their children as they wished on Sunday while he baptized 33 infants in the Sistine Chapel.<p>“You …

Millions to welcome Pope on Asia trip

The Argentinian pontiff with a man-of-the-people reputation could attract one of the biggest gatherings ever for a pope during an open-air mass in the Philippine capital of Manila.<p>The January 18 event may draw up to six million people, offering a pulsating example of Asia's status as a dynamic …


Pope Francis tells mothers at the Sistine Chapel to feel free to breastfeed

Pontiff baptises 33 infants and departs from prepared text to tell mothers to ‘give them milk’ if children were hungry<p>Pope Francis baptised 33 infants in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday and told the mothers to feel free to breastfeed them if they cried or were hungry.<p>“You mothers give your children …

Pope urges Muslim leaders to condemn religious-based violence

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican denied press reports on Monday that it had received specific warnings from Israeli and U.S. intelligence services that it was a probable next target of an Islamist attack.<p>La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera and other Italian papers reported on Monday that the CIA …

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POPE WATCH: One more motorcade in the Philippines


Pope Francis: Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits'

There are "licit" ways to regulate births that are natural and approved by the Catholic Church, the pope says during his flight from the Philippines<p><b>Pope Francis</b> has said Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting".<p>Speaking to reporters <b>en route</b> …

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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:<p>1. WHICH PROMISES OBAMA KEPT<p>After last year's State of the Union speech, he was able to check off most of what he vowed to do through executive action. But his biggest plans sputtered.<p>2. POPE …

Pope: Good Catholics Don't Have to Mate 'Like Rabbits'

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Pope Francis Arrives in Manila