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WASHINGTON – In the nation's capital, a $15 museum ticket and pair of 3-D glasses is the passport Christian pilgrims and others need to experience what may be the holiest site in Christianity.

Science, humanities must overcome 'tragic division,' Pope says

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VATICAN CITY – Science, technology, religion and the humanities need to work together for their mutual benefit and to safeguard humanity, Pope Francis said.

Blessed Solanus focused on the marginalized and the hopeless, says Cardinal

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DETROIT – Blessed Solanus Casey always said that "as long as there is a spark of faith," there can be no discouragement or sorrow, said Cardinal Angelo Amato, head of the Vatican's Congregation for Saints' Causes.

Priest mediates President Mugabe's departure

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NAIROBI, Kenya – No one yet knows how the 37-year reign of President Robert Mugabe will end, but many are hoping a Jesuit priest will lead the way to a peaceful transition of power in Zimbabwe.

Pope John Paul II inspired profitable ideas

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There’s nothing more natural or more holy than making a profit, Catholic University of America business professor Andreas Widmer told about 300 business leaders at a breakfast lecture at the Rotman School of Management.

Rohingya camp awash in mud… and fear

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More than half the Canadian population thinks the Rohingya crisis, which has created a refugee camp of over 600,000 in the Bangladeshi border town of Cox’s Bazar, is “not Canada’s problem,” according to an Angus Reid Institute poll. 

Quick fixes, denial won't stop climate change, Pope says

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VATICAN CITY – Denial or indifference when it comes to climate change will not help further honest research or facilitate finding adequate solutions, Pope Francis told government leaders attending a meeting on implementing the Paris accord.

New marriage law must include conscience clauses, Australian archbishop says

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CANBERRA, Australia – After a majority of Australians indicated they favored same-sex marriage, Australia's bishops said legislators must ensure that any new law on marriage includes protection for religious freedom.

Hindu nationalists threaten Catholic missionaries for converting people in India

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SAGAR, India – A Catholic bishop has sought protection for the Christian community in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh after Hindu nationalists marched through the streets waving burning torches and denouncing missionaries.

Pope's new special edition Lamborghini up for grabs

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VATICAN – Pope Francis became the proud new owner of a special papal-themed Lamborghini Huracán, which was given to him by company execs at the Vatican and will be auctioned off for charity.

British Catholic schools remove 'mother,' 'father' from admission forms

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MANCHESTER, England – The terms "mother" and "father" will be banned from Catholic schools' admissions forms in England and Wales following a complaint the terms discriminated against gay and stepparents.