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Stories with person: Federico Lombardi
  • Pope to OK use of indigenous languages for Mass in Mexico story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 3:06 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will issue a decree authorizing the use of indigenous languages in Mass celebrations when he travels to Mexico next week, one of the symbolic gestures he will make in defense of Indian rights in the country.

  • Historic step: Pope, Russia patriarch meet in Cuba Feb. 12 story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 1:44 pm

    VATICAN CITY - In an historic step to heal the 1,000-year schism that split Christianity, Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in an attempt to begin bridging the church's East-West divide.

  • Only on AP: Islamic State razing of Iraq monastery condemned story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-20-16 10:11 pm

    IRBIL, Iraq - The Obama Administration and the Vatican condemned the Islamic State group Wednesday for razing Iraq's oldest Christian monastery, a 1400-year-old structure that survived assaults by nature and man for centuries before it was deliberately destroyed by extremists.

  • Homeless woman gives birth near Vatican, receives aid offer 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 10:01 am

    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican has offered a place to stay to a homeless woman who gave birth on a piece of cardboard near St. Peter's Square early Wednesday. She's thinking about it.