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Historian: Catholic Church Pivotal in Rescue of Roman Jews
Last edited 17th October 2013

The efforts of the Catholic Church were undoubtedly decisive in the escape of most of Rome's Jews during World War II, according to a Jewish historian and columnist.


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9/11 - The Catholic Church Remembers
Last edited 10th September 2013

911. For years, those numbers simply meant a call for help. Now they also remind us of September 11, 2001, the date of the worst terrorist attack on the United States of America and one of the deadliest days ever on American soil. We now know September 11 as "Patriot Day."


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35 Years Since the Election of John Paul I
Last edited 26th August 2013

Thirty-five years ago on 26 August 1978, Cardinal Albino Luciani, Patriarch of Venice was elected Pope after the death of the Servant of God Pope Paul VI. The conclave of 101 cardinals lasted two days and he was elected on the fourth ballot. Luciani took the name of John Paul I – the first pope to have two names. He wanted to continue the work of Pope Paul VI and Pope John XXIII.


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August 1978: The Summer that Changed the History of Conclaves
Last edited 19th August 2013

With temperatures high up in the thermometer, August in Rome can be very unpleasant. And 35 years ago, cardinals had to endure one of the most intense summers the Church has gone through in recent memory. They had not one, but two conclaves, about a month apart. The first elected John Paul I, while the second chose John Paul II. Casa Santa Marta did not yet exist, and so the cardinals experience some unique struggles.

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Successors: A Papal Transition
Last edited 22nd April 2013

Here's a look at a dramatic change in the Catholic Church, beginning with Pope Benedict XVI's stunning resignation announcement and the twists and turns that resulted in the election of Pope Francis, whose personality has already shaped the office of the papacy.

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"Pope Francis Did Not Denounce Me to Argentinian Junta", says Priest
Last edited 21st March 2013

Accusations that Pope Francis denounced two priests to Argentina's military junta during the 1970s have been denied by one of the survivors. Francisco Jalics issued an online statement on Wednesday to clear up what he said were misinterpretations of his earlier comments about the role played by the pope.


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Busting the Myths about Pope Francis & the "Dirty War"
Last edited 21st March 2013

Critics of Pope Francis have already started to drag up an association between the Holy Father and Argentina's "Dirty War", claiming that the then Fr. Bergoglio did nothing to stop the violence of the Junta, including the imprisonment of two Jesuit priests.


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A Look at the History of the Conclave
Last edited 13th March 2013

It all happens here in the Sistine Chapel. Surrounded by the priceless art of Michelangelo, cardinals come together to elect a Pope. But it wasn't always like this. Centuries ago, the voting process was quite different. In fact, it was a different group all together, that elected the Pope.

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Exactly 1700 Years Since Emperor Constantine Gave Official Recognition to Christianity
Last edited 13th March 2013

In the midst of the activities surrounding the Papal resignation and speculation on the next choice for the Chair of St Peter, a very important anniversary has gone virtually unnoticed. In February 313 AD, in the reign of Pope St. Melchiades, the Edict of Milan was promulgated by the Emperor Constantine, a measure that granted Christians the freedom to worship openly, preach the gospel and build churches.


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The Precedent for Papal Resignation
Last edited 18th February 2013

An expert in medieval history spoke to Catholic News Service about the pope who set the precedent for papal resignation.

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