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Dec 31 2022
Pope Benedict XVI, a fierce defender of church dogma who became the first pontiff in six centuries to abdicate the papacy, died Saturday morning. He was 95 years old.
Benedict XVI died at 9:34 AM local time in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in Vatican City, where he resided following his resignation, according to Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni.
Benedict XVI’s body will lie inNew York Post (News)
Jan 25 2023
Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.
“Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” Francis said during an exclusive interview Tuesday with The Associated Press.
Francis acknowledged that Catholic bishops in someAssociated Press
Apr 01 2023
Pope Francis joked that he is “still alive” as he left the hospital in Rome where he spent the past few days being treated for a respiratory infection.
He stopped to talk to well wishers and journalists after being discharged from Rome’s Gemelli hospital on Saturday morning.
The Pontiff was in good spirits when he replied to CNN’s Delia Gallagher’s questions about how he wasCNN (Online News)
Apr 01 2023
Pope Francis has joked that he is "still alive" as he left hospital in Rome after a three-day stay.
He was admitted to Gemelli Hospital mid-week with breathing difficulties, and later diagnosed with bronchitis.
The Vatican had said he was responding to antibiotics and would be released on Saturday, depending on test results.
"I wasn't frightened, I'm still alive," the 86-BBC News
Mar 29 2023
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis was hospitalized with a lung infection Wednesday after experiencing difficulty breathing in recent days and will remain in the hospital for several days of treatment, the Vatican said. The 86-year-old pope doesn't have COVID-19, spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a statement late Wednesday. The hospitalization was the first since Francis spent 10 days at the Gemelli inThe Times-Picayune
Mar 25 2023
On Saturday, Pope Francis updated the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse decree, which was originally put forth in 2019 to stop abuse caused by church leaders. The biggest change is that lay leaders as well as senior clergy can now be held responsible under the decree. While extending sexual abuse protection to adult victims who lack mental capacity and can be taken advantage of, the decree alsoDeseret News
May 15 2023
Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played four seasons with the Lakers, helping the team win the 2020 NBA title. LeBron James is well aware of how Caldwell-Pope influences a game entering the Western Conference finals on Tuesday. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could only laugh when he was asked about having won an NBA championship as a starting guard with the Lakers in 2020. Now as a startingLos Angeles Times
Dec 31 2022
Former Pope Benedict XVI has died, aged 95, almost a decade after he stood down because of ailing health.
He led the Catholic Church for fewer than eight years until, in 2013, he became the first Pope to resign since Gregory XII in 1415.
Benedict spent his final years at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery within the walls of the Vatican where he passed away at 09:34 (08:34 GMT) onBBC News
May 11 2023
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope called his shot on Sunday and swished it Thursday. After the Suns evened the series at two games apiece on Sunday, Caldwell-Pope told reporters in the postgame locker room the Nuggets were going to eliminate the Suns and return to the conference finals. Like most of his shots in Thursday’s series-clinching 125-100 win over the Suns at Footprint Center, he was right onColorado Springs Gazette
Apr 05 2023
Pope Francis has offered advice for how to have a fruitful Holy Week, urging people to focus on the essentials and look to the cross as the source of hope.
In his last public audience Wednesday before the start of the Paschal Triduum, the pope noted how many people today who walk down the street appear sad, focused “only on their cell phones, but without peace, without hope.”
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