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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

John XXIII and John Paul II (Credit: CBS 2)

Cardinal Dolan Heads To Rome As Faithful Gear Up For Canonization Of John XXIII and John Paul II

Rome, built upon layers of history, has never seen anything quite like the canonization of two popes at the same time.

04/25/2014

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, WCBS 880's Rich Lamb (credit: Tony Aiello/CBS 2)

Cardinal Dolan Reflects On Historic Dual Canonization Of Past Popes

Cardinal Timothy Dolan said in the church, saints are usually “museum pieces” who lived hundreds of years ago. But he said that is not the case for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.

04/21/2014

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

Pope Francis speaks with President Barack Obama during a private audience on March 27, 2014 at the Vatican. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: More Catholics Say Church Is In Touch Since Pope Francis

The poll found that 48 percent of Catholics feel the church is in touch with their needs while 43 percent say the church is out of touch.

03/27/2014

Pope Francis delivers his Christmas Day message from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on December 25, 2013 in Vatican City. (credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Celebrates First Christmas As Pontiff

Francis spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to some 70,000 cheering tourists, pilgrims and Romans in the square below. He said he was joining all those hoping “for a better world.”

12/25/2013

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

Prosecutor Warns Of Possible Mafia Threat Against Pope Francis

Pope Francis could be at risk from an organized crime organization, according to a leading anti-mob prosecutor who said he has also been the target of threats from the Mafia, according to a report on Religion News Service.

11/13/2013

Jesus' name is mispelled on a Vatican commemorative medal. (credit: CBSNews/Catholic News Service)

Pope Medals Recalled After Jesus’ Name Misspelled

The Vatican is recalling more than 6,000 papal medals after the name Jesus was misspelled as “Lesus.”

10/10/2013

Pope John Paul II (file / credit: JEAN-CLAUDE DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Catholics React To Pope John Paul II Being Cleared For Sainthood

Pope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century’s most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.

07/05/2013

Mother Mary Alphonsa, up for sainthood by the Vatican. (credit: CBS 2)

Founder Of Westchester Religious Order Up For Possible Sainthood By Vatican

In 1901, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, daughter of author Nathaniel Hawthorne, founded the Dominican Order of St. Rose of Lima and moved her work to Rosary Hill in Hawthorne.

05/16/2013

Ridgewood, NJ student Brigid Miniter confirmed by Pope Francis. (credit: Glen McCall via CBS 2)

Ridgewood Catholic School Students Confirmed By Pope Francis Back From Rome

Brigid Miniter, 14, and Anthony Merejo, 17, of Ridgewood are home with memories and pictures from the ceremony at the Vatican.

05/01/2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Easter Sunday (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Christians Around The World Celebrate Easter

Francis delivered a plea for peace in his first Easter Sunday message to the world, decrying the seemingly endless conflicts in the Middle East and on the Korean peninsula after celebrating Mass along with more than 250,000 faithful.

03/31/2013

Pope Francis delivers first homily since being elected pope March 17, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Pope Francis Begins Papacy, Holds First Sunday Mass From St. Peter’s

Breaking with tradition, Pope Francis delivered off-the-cuff remarks about God’s power to forgive instead of reading from a written speech for the first Sunday window appearance of his papacy.

03/17/2013

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus prayer and blessing to the pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square on March 17, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Vatican is preparing for the inauguration of Pope Francis on March 19, 2013 in St Peter's Square. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

NJ Rep. Smith Leads Ten-Member Congressional Delegation To Vatican

Vice President Joe Biden, a Catholic, will be leading the U.S. delegation to the Vatican to watch the investiture ceremony.

03/17/2013

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 16:  A journalist kisses newly elected Pope Francis during his first audience with journalists and media inside the Paul VI hall on March 16, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The pope thanked the media for their coverage during the historic transition of the papacy and explained his vision of the future for the Catholic Church.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Sets Warm Tone During Meeting With Members Of The Press

Prior to meeting with the press Pope Francis prayed privately in the Vatican Gardens. He ended Saturday’s audience with a blessing for journalists and their families.

03/16/2013

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