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Philip Pullella

Philip Pullella

    Pope Francis names first Sri Lankan saint
    Pope Francis names first Sri Lankan saint
    Pope Francis named the first saint to come from Sri Lanka at a waterfront Mass for more than half a million people in Colombo on...
    Vatican challenges outlook on homosexuality
    Vatican challenges outlook on homosexuality
    In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had "gifts and qualities to offer", and asked if Catholicism could...
    Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church
    Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church
    Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul...
    Pope's first Christmas message: End the violence in S Sudan
    Pope's first Christmas message: End the violence in S Sudan
    Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as Roman Catholic leader, on Wednesday called for dialogue to end the conflict in South Sudan and all...
    Pope says gays should not be marginalised
    Pope says gays should not be marginalised
    In a broad-ranging 80-minute conversation with journalists on the plane bringing him back from a week-long visit to Brazil on Sunday night, he also...
    Pope targets North Korea in Easter message
    Pope targets North Korea in Easter message
    In his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) message, he also appealed for a resumption of peace negotiations between Israelis and...
    Pope: Church must defend poor and disadvantaged
    Pope: Church must defend poor and disadvantaged
    Addressing an estimated 200 000 people and many foreign leaders gathered under bright sunshine in St Peter's Square on Tuesday, the...
    Argentina's Bergoglio elected as new pope
    Argentina's Bergoglio elected as new pope
    Pope Francis (76) appeared on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica just over an hour after white smoke poured from a chimney on...
    'Diverse opinions' steer the election for the next pope
    'Diverse opinions' steer the election for the next pope
    The cardinals, including the 115 aged under 80 who will vote for the next pope, filed into St Peter's Basilica on Tuesday as choirs sang at the...
    Pope Benedict says goodbye in front of 150 000 strong audience
    Pope Benedict says goodbye in front of 150 000 strong audience
    His decision to resign makes him first pontiff to do so in 600 years. The pope said that he had done it for the good of the Roman...
    Scandal mars Pope Benedict's final Sunday address
    Scandal mars Pope Benedict's final Sunday address
    Four days before the 85-year-old's often troubled eight-year rule ends, new talk of scandal hit the cardinals who will choose his successor;...
    Pope's third book on Jesus reaffirms virgin birth
    Pope's third book on Jesus reaffirms virgin birth
    The book, 137 pages in its English version, is titled The Infancy Narratives - Jesus of Nazareth and will be published around the world in...