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Analog popes taking tentative taps in a digital age

VATICAN CITY — Though he prefers to use pencil and paper, the pope emeritus is fascinated by high-tech tools. Retired Pope Benedict’s personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Ganswein, told reporters yesterday that the pope shows great interest in the archbishop’s iPad. … Continue reading

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Most mentions? Check out our ‘The Joy of the Gospel’ wordcloud

VATICAN CITY — “God,” “church,” and “people” get the most mentions in Pope Francis’ first apostolic exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel.”  Click on either image to enlarge. With this handy word cloud, you can see “life,” “Jesus,” “Christ,” “new,” … Continue reading

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Pope Francis ranks #1 most talked about name on the net

VATICAN CITY — Of the 1.83 billion people chatting and posting in English on the Internet, guess what they’ve been talking about most ? Not only is Pope Francis the most talked about name of 2013, his twitter handle @Pontifex … Continue reading

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Powerful pictures should make more than headlines

VATICAN CITY — It was to have hands and be able to touch and heal people that Christ became human, Pope Francis has said. “God meddles in our miseries, he approaches our wounds and heals them with his hands; it … Continue reading

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CNS “nuclear football” prevents news coverage gaps during historic move

VATICAN CITY — After 19 years located in an apartment building half mile from the Vatican, Catholic News Service’s Rome bureau was ready for a move — to fresher digs and closer to the action. As anyone who has ever … Continue reading

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Decoding Francis: Vatican media adviser offers “10 things to know”

VATICAN CITY — If people are still unsure about what to make of Pope Francis, the Vatican’s media adviser offered his take on decoding the pontiff. “Pope Francis is not a politically-correct pope,” rather, he is “a loyal son of … Continue reading

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Civil rights movement carried on by ‘great souls’

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, a 15-year-old seminarian in Chicago during the March on Washington 50 years ago, said he “realized that history was being made” when he watched the event on television. In an interview with the Georgia Bulletin, archdiocesan … Continue reading

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