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Pope Francis Looking Into Female Clergy Members

RELIGION | Aug 10
Pope Francis continued his progressive reign this week, appointing a panel to study the idea of women deacons in the Roman Catholic Church.

Pope Francis Becomes Third Pontiff to Visit Auschwitz

RELIGION | Jul 31
Pope Francis paid an emotional visit Friday to the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland.

Vatican Family Synod Takes New Twist With Disputed Letter

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 13
Pope Francis' divisive meeting on family issues took another controversial twist Monday with revelations that several conservative cardinals wrote to the pontiff expressing serious concerns.

Rigid Boehner Wilted by Pope as the Speaker Exits

LEGAL | Sep 26
Rep. John Boehner addresses the question of whether Pope Francis had any influence his decision to resign from Congress.

'Bigger that Bieber' Jim Gaffigan on the 'Superhero' Pope

CELEBRITIES | Sep 21
With everything from bobbleheads to toast bearing the image of Pope Francis, American Catholics are eagerly awaiting his arrival this week.

An Invite to Pope Francis to Meet U.S. LGBT Catholic Families

RELIGION | By Mark Segal | Aug 9
"Your Holiness: I'm sorry to tell you that, while you have been fostering an atmosphere of dialogue, tolerance and pastoral understanding, all is not well with your family here..."

Elton John at AIDS Event: Pope Francis is My Hero

RELIGION | By Mesfin Fekadu | Oct 29
Elton John has called Pope Francis "my hero" for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church, at his annual AIDS benefit.

Pope Beatifies Paul VI at Remarkable Synod's End

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 20
Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.

Bishops Scrap Welcome to Gays in Sign of Split

INTERNATIONAL | By Nicole Winfield and Daniela Petroff | Oct 19
Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.

Vatican Alters Draft Report Translation About Gays

RELIGION | Oct 16
The contentious debate over the Vatican's ground-breaking overture to gays has taken a new twist.

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