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Pope Francis Departs Rome For First Tour Of Africa

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Pope Francis left Fiumicino Airport in Rome this morning aboard an Alitalia Flight for his first African tour. The Pope will spend three days in Kenya before heading to Uganda, and round off the tour in Bangui, Central African Republic.

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Pope Benedict’s Resignation: Read His Full Statement

Here is the official Vatican translation of Pope  Benedict’s statement on his resignation. Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for ...

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The Pope Sends His First Tweet!

The long wait is finally over! The leader of the world’s billion-plus Roman Catholics finally did it: He tweeted. Pope Benedict XVI sent this first tweet at about 5:28 a.m. ET: The pope has hit the 1 million Twitter follower ...

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The Pope Is Joining The Twitter Family Just Before Christmas

The Vatican has announced today, Monday that Pope Benedict XVI will be joining Twitter from December 12. He shall be tweeting regularly in eight languages with the Twitter handle @pontifex just in time for Christmas. “The first tweets will be answers to questions ...

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Fidel Castro Reportedly Suffers Stroke and Close to Death

Former leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro has reportedly suffered an embolic stroke. His  health is so bad that he can barely eat, speak or recognize people. According to El Nuevo Herald which spoke with a doctor called Jose Marquina, Castro could last weeks ...

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