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High school students from Syosset teamed up to raise funds for kids in need of heart surgeries around the world. (Credit: CBS2)

Long Island Teens Team Up To Bring Life Saving Surgery To Kids Around The World

Monday, marked the start of a full week of life saving heart surgeries around the world that they made possible.

05/18/2015

Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

UN Chief To Open Vatican Climate Change Conference

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis’ highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.

04/15/2015

Christmas At St. Patrick's Cathedral

Christmas Celebrations Underway In New York And Around The World

In Bethlehem, thousands from many religions attended midnight Mass inside the Church of the Nativity — the site where Christians believe Jesus was born.

12/24/2014

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New Jersey Girl Battling Cancer Shares Story Of Meeting Pope Francis

Gracie West, 11, recently returned from a visit to the Vatican where Pope Francis bestowed his blessings.

12/24/2014

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N.J. Girl Battling Cancer Makes Wish To Meet Pope Francis

An 11-year-old from New Jersey struggling with cancer has one wish, and it’s not what you think.

12/05/2014

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Dancing Priests Become YouTube Sensation

The Rev. David Rider, 29, of Hyde Park, New York, and the Rev. John Gibson, 28, of Milwaukee, first shot to Internet fame when they were filmed while studying in Rome.

10/23/2014

Archbisop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan arrives at the Synod Hall for the opening of the Synod on the themes of family on October 6, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Dolan: Draft Of Vatican Family Values Document Needs Revision

Cardinal Timothy Dolan told “CBS This Morning” Wednesday that a provisional document showing unprecedented opening toward gays was a rough draft that needs major reworking.

10/15/2014

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

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

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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

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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

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