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Stories with person: Pope Benedict XVI
  • TV depiction of Colombia's only saint angers her devotees story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 3:15 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia's next big prime-time sensation.

  • South Jersey sculptor crafting staff for pope's Philly visit 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 11:04 am

    DEPTFORD, New Jersey - In his studio in his serene backyard in Deptford, Frank Seder Jr. meticulously shaved a fine layer along a curve of a wooden crook. A chisel in the wrong direction, the artist noted, could cause an unsightly crack in the majestic, exotic purple wood from South America.

  • Ex-prelate hospitalized ahead of trial on sex abuse, porn story has photos
    Updated: Jul-11-15 1:13 pm

    VATICAN CITY - A former papal diplomat accused of sexually abusing teenage boys while stationed in the Dominican Republic has been hospitalized in intensive care, forcing adjournment of his trial Saturday in a Vatican courtroom for allegedly causing grave psychological harm to the victims and possessing an enormous quantity of child pornography.

  • Church-state tensions in Bolivia cloud Pope Francis' visit story has photos
    Updated: Jul-08-15 8:29 am

    LA PAZ, Bolivia - President Evo Morales is a huge fan of Pope Francis, and says he couldn't be happier they are of the same mind that capitalism promotes social inequalities that leave the poor by the wayside.

  • Benedict XVI is honored for keen devotion to church music 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 10:04 am

    VATICAN CITY - Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an "encounter with the divine," saying listening to Mozart helps him experience "very deeply the Lord's presence."