Central African Republic
Catholics are praying a novena for peace and encouraging forgiveness amid severe violence. Bishop Aguirre asks, 'Will it be
a Christmas with cribs and carols, or one with Herod?'
The oldest gay-rights magazine in the U.S. named Pope Francis its 'Person of the Year,' lauding a perceived 'stark change
in rhetoric' compared to previous popes.
A federal judge put polygamy on its first step to legal recognition, striking down part of a Utah law that criminalized plural marriage.
In an interview with journalist Andrea Tornielli, Pope Francis reflects on the persecution
of Christians and addresses questions on women cardinals and Communion for those who have remarried outside the Church.
Pope Francis was named TIME magazine's Person of the Year. Blessed John Paul II was given the same award in 1994 and
Bl. John XXIII in 1962.
The Pope launched a global anti-hunger campaign called 'One Human Family - Food for All' and called attention to 'waste
and poor use of resources.'
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