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  • Gonzaga Prep students five of 1 million expected to visit pope in Philadelphia

    Five high school students from Spokane will be among the estimated 1 million people expected in Philadelphia for this weekend’s papal visit. Three sophomores, a junior and a senior from …

  • A rabbi whose good friend became the pope

    It was September, not an easy time for a religious Jew to be traveling. The Jewish month of Tishrei was ending with its marathon of holy days. Kosher wine would …

  • Pope Francis visits predecessor Benedict XVI

    CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy – The two men in white embraced and showed one another the deference owed a pope in ways that surely turned Vatican protocol upside down: A reigning …

  • Pope pick thrills Argentine faithful

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentines reacted with joyous surprise to the news that former Jesuit priest, local archbishop and, most recently, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was named to lead the …

  • Catholic school puts conclave in the classroom

    Before Jorge Bergoglio was selected as the new pope Wednesday, students at All Saints Catholic School held their own conclave. They came dressed in red capes. Some were made out …

  • New World pontiff

    VATICAN CITY – Argentina’s Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the first pope from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium in an election that recognized …

  • New pope inspires local Catholics

    A Jesuit pope gives Inland Northwest Catholics a reason to celebrate, especially with the region’s connection to the Society of Jesus through Gonzaga University. The conclave’s results surprised the Rev. …

  • Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio selected as new pope; takes name Pope Francis

    Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday and chose the name Francis, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a …

  • Papal selection just one issue cardinals must face

    VATICAN CITY – Cardinals from around the world have descended on Rome to discuss some of the major problems facing the Catholic Church ahead of the conclave to elect Benedict …

  • Vatican in chaos after butler arrested for leaks

    An already sordid scandal over leaked Vatican documents took a Hollywood-like turn Saturday with confirmation that the pope’s own butler had been arrested after documents he had no business having …

  • Letter indicates Pope resisted priest’s removal

    LOS ANGELES — The future Pope Benedict XVI resisted pleas to defrock a California priest with a record of sexually molesting children, citing concerns including “the good of the universal …



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