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Pope Francis presides over marriage of 20 couples (Credit: CBS 2)

Pope Francis Turns Heads After Marrying 20 Couples Despite Cohabitation

Pope Francis set a forgiving tone as the couples tied the knot under the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.

09/15/2014

Archbishop of New York cardinal Timothy Dolan arrives at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations on March 4, 2013 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Dolan: Pope Francis Should Urge Moderate Muslims To Stand Up, Speak Out

In an interview, Dolan said he would urge Francis “to be more direct in calling for a thoughtful, moderate, temperate Islamic response” to acts of violence.

09/05/2014

Pope Francis waves as he leaves the St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome on August 18, 2014, on the day of his arrival in Rome at the end of a five-day trip to South-Korea.  (credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Considering Trip To NYC, Philly, Washington In 2015

Asked about his 2015 travel plans, Pope Francis said: “Next year I’d like to go to Philadelphia for the family meeting. I was invited by the president of the United States, by the American parliament and the secretary-general of the United Nations.”

08/18/2014

Pope Francis shakes hands with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Aug. 14, 2014, in Seoul, South Korea. (credit: Getty Images)

Pope Francis Surprises, Speaks English In South Korea

It’s being interpreted as practice for his presumed trip to the East Coast next year.

08/14/2014

Pope Francis  (credit: Luca Zennaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Archdiocese: No Confirmation Of 2015 Philly Papal Visit

There is still no confirmation that Pope Francis will attend a major gathering of the world’s Roman Catholics next year in Philadelphia, the archdiocese said Friday in response to a report that the archbishop had said Francis would come.

07/25/2014

The mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino (R) poses with New York city mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife Chirlane McCray (2ndL) and their children Dante and Chiara at the balcony of Rome's city hall before their meeting on July 20, 2014. (credit: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Talks Migration With Pope Francis’ Top Aide

De Blasio met Monday with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, during his family trip to Italy.

07/21/2014

Players talk with referee Yuichi Nishimura during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin Cox/Getty Images)

World Cup Kicks Off With Elation, And Some Controversy, In Brazil

The inaugural game had everything aficionados love — passion, drama, spectacle, goals and a refereeing controversy that immediately set fingers wagging on Twitter.

06/13/2014

In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), Pope Francis prays at the Western Wall, on May 26, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. Pope Francis arrived in Israel on Sunday afternoon, a day after landing in the Middle East for his first visit to the Holy Land. During his visit to the West Bank the Pontiff addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as "unacceptable" and urged both sides to find courage in seeking a peaceful solution. (Photo by Kobi Gideon - GPO /Getty Images)

Pope Announces Zero Tolerance Policy For Sex Abusers, Plans To Meet With Victims

In the midst of a whirlwind, three-day trip to the Holy Land, Pope Francis prayed Monday at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

05/26/2014

Pope Francis prays at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on May 25, 2014, in Jerusalem, Israel. (Credit: Getty Images)

Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Accept Pope’s Vatican Invitation

Pope Francis took a dramatic plunge Sunday into Mideast politics while on his Holy Land pilgrimage, receiving an acceptance from the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to visit him at the Vatican next month to discuss embattled peace efforts.

05/25/2014

Pope Francis Visits Assisi

Pope Frances Embarks On Trip To Middle East

The pope started his historic trip to the Middle East, arriving first in Jordan.

05/24/2014

Pope Francis (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Pope Francis To Head To Jordan, Israel, Palestinian Territories In Historic Trip

From Jordan, to the streets of Old Jerusalem, and a refugee camp in the West Bank, final preparations are being made for Pope Francis’s historic three-day pilgrimage.

05/23/2014

A man walks past posters announcing the double canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on April 24, 2014, in Rome. (credit: Getty Images)

Thousands Pack St. Peter’s Square For Canonization Of John XXIII and John Paul II

Generations of church history have passed, but Catholicism has never seen a ceremony like the one that enrolled John XXIII and John Paul II as saints.

04/27/2014

Archbishop of New York cardinal Timothy Dolan arrives at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations on March 4, 2013 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Catholic Group Launches Ad Blitz Featuring Cardinal Dolan To Lure Faithful Back To Pews

Despite the pontiff’s popularity, surveys show church attendance has not increased in the year Francis has been pope.

04/22/2014

Students at St. Joseph's Academy In Bogota, N.J. reenact the Stations of the Cross (Credit: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Residents Observe Easter Week Traditions

Cardinal Dolan sheds light on the Holy Thursday tradition of the washing of the feet as a New Jersey Catholic school reenacts the Stations of the Cross.

04/17/2014

Pope Francis (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Asks For Forgiveness Of Those Sexually Abused By Priests

Pope Francis made the off-the-cuff remarks after coming under criticism from victims’ advocacy groups for a perceived lack of attention to the problem and ongoing demands that he sanction bishops who covered up for pedophiles.

04/11/2014

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