Pope Francis on Priest Shortage

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The largest Roman Catholic geographical district in Brazil, located deep in the Amazon along the Xingu River, has more than 800 Catholic congregations but only 27 priests. Bishop Erwin Krautler, prelate of Xingu (pronounced Shin-goo), has argued that the situation calls for drastic measures. In April, he took his case to the Vatican, where he met with More...

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Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration mass on 19 March 2013.
On September 12, 2014
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Pope Francis Embraces Liberation Theology

Pope Francis grabbed headlines recently when he announced that Rome had lifted the block on sainthood for Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador, who was shot dead while saying Mass in 1980. Archbishop Romero More...

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On July 26, 2013
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Pope in Brazil

  Pope Francis arrived in Brazil on his first international trip since being selected as Pope in March. Choosing Brazil as his first destination was a source of great rejoicing among Brazil’s Catholics, More...

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On April 1, 2010
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Never Before Seen in Brazil: The Shroud of Turin

The unique display of the linen sheet, supposedly used upon the death of Jesus Christ, known as The Shroud of Turin, was on exhibition at the Palladium Shopping Center. The exhibition features a copy of the Shroud More...

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On April 1, 2010
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Chico Xavier: Brazil’s Un-Foreign Minister

By B. Michael Rubin This year on Good Friday, April 2, Brazil celebrated what would have been the 100th birthday of Chico Xavier. Xavier is revered by Brazilians, particularly the people of Uberaba, where he lived More...

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On September 1, 2009
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Jewish New Year

Rosh Hashanah is the first and second days of the first Jewish month of Tishrei.  It marks the beginning of the Jewish new year. Sunset on September 19, 2009 marked the beginning of the year 5770. On this important More...