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April 16, 2015 1:58 PM Retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrates 88th birthday with party and pint of beer

VATICAN CITY – Retired Pope Benedict XVI is celebrating his 88th birthday with a party at his old summer residence and a pint of beer. Photos released by the Vatican newspaper Thursday show Benedict toasting a group of Bavarians in the gardens of the papal residence at Castel Gandolfo, accompanied by his older brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, and his longtime 24

April 16, 2015 1:53 PM Vatican Ends Scrutiny Of U.S. Nuns

Pope Francis talks with a delegation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious during an audience in the pontiff's studio at the Vatican on Thursday. The Vatican announced the unexpected conclusion of a controversial overhaul of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns. The Vatican has announced an end to an overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women 26

April 16, 2015 1:48 PM Vatican unexpectedly ends takeover of US nun group

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday unexpectedly ended its controversial takeover of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, signaling a major shift in tone and treatment of U.S. sisters under the social justice-minded Pope Francis. The Vatican said it had accepted a final report on its overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and declared 27

April 16, 2015 12:56 PM Vatican Unexpectedly Ends Crackdown on US Nun Group

The Vatican announced the unexpected conclusion of its crackdown of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns Thursday, ending a controversial takeover of a liberal group and signaling a major shift in tone and treatment of U.S. sisters under the social justice-minded Pope Francis. The Vatican said it had accepted a final report on its overhaul of the Leadership 19

April 16, 2015 12:27 PM Vatican unexpectedly ends overhaul of US nun group

The Vatican has announced the unexpected conclusion of a controversial overhaul of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns — a major shift in tone and treatment of American nuns under the social justice-minded Pope Francis. The Vatican said Thursday it had accepted a final report on its overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and declared 11

April 16, 2015 12:00 PM Friendly move from Vatican clears American nuns

The Vatican has abruptly ended its takeover of the main leadership group of American nuns two years earlier than expected, allowing Pope Francis to put to rest a confrontation started by his predecessor that created an uproar among U.S. Catholics who had rallied to the sisters’ defense. Anticipating a visit by Francis to the United States in the fall, the Vatican 13

April 16, 2015 7:06 AM Atheist Mom Gets Threats After School Cancels 'Bible Man' Visits

Revelers throw colored powders in the air during the Holi Festival of Colors in Lisbon, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. The festival, which is mainly celebrated during the Hindu spring festival Holi in some regions of India and Nepal, has become popular among people in other communities. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File) A Sikh devotee takes holy dip early morning 20

April 16, 2015 6:10 AM Pope Blesses Rodrigo Santoro, Actor Playing Jesus in Ben-Hur Remake

Rodrigo Santoro, 39, received an audience with the Pope on Wednesday in which he received a papal blessing. The photo was snapped by costar Nazanin Boniadi, who plays Esther in the remake of the 1959 Charlton Heston classic. The Brazilian actor may be best known to American audiences as Laura Linney's hunky love interest in Love, Actually though he also played 10

April 15, 2015 9:59 PM EU urges Turkey to recognize Armenian genocide

The European Parliament voted Wednesday to recognize the massacre long denied by the Turkish government. Starting in 1915 and ending in the 1920s, the Ottoman Empire deported and killed much of its Armenian population. It is estimated roughly 1.5 million Armenians died as a result. Members of the European Parliament voted on a resolution stressing the need for Turkey 15

April 15, 2015 6:48 PM European Parliament Votes To Call 1915 Armenian Killings Genocide

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL, April 15 (Reuters) - The European Parliament backed a motion on Wednesday calling the massacre a century ago of up to 1.5 million Armenians a genocide, days after Pope Francis used the same term. Although the resolution repeated language previously adopted by the parliament in 1987, it could raise tensions with Turkey, whose President 27