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Greek Orthodox archbishop to visit pope, announces Vatican

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens, spiritual leader of the Orthodox church of Greece, will visit Pope Benedict XVI Dec. 13-16, the Vatican announced.
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Baltimore meeting sets standards

BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Editors of 27 Catholic publications agreed on standard sizing and pricing for national and regional advertising on Internet sites at a December meeting in Baltimore. "We must have one foot in print, one in pixels," said Daniel Medinger, co-host of the meeting. Medinger is associate publisher of the Catholic Review, Baltimore archdiocesan...
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Cardinal condemns condom factory

LAGOS, Nigeria (CNS) -- A Nigerian cardinal has condemned the government's recent approval of a billion-dollar condom factory in Yenagoa. Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie of Lagos said the "condom is widely known not to be a safe protector against HIV/AIDS. It is widely acknowledged today that the safest measure against HIV/AIDS is abstinence."
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Some Islamic terms defined

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Here are some terms commonly associated with Islam:
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Confronting fear, faith and hope: Nigerian missionaries grapple with tough Baltimore realities

As the priest sits in his solitary rectory office at St. Peter Claver in West Baltimore, a driving spring rain beats against the iron-barred windows. The storm pelts scattered debris on the streets and sidewalks of the troubled neighborhood – flushing foam cups and bits of broken concrete into the gutter along Fremont Avenue. Not...
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New Jersey man pleads guilty to plotting attack on pope during 2015 visit

Santos Colon planned to utilize a sniper to shoot the pope during his public Sunday Mass Sept. 27 on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. He also planned to set off bombs in the surrounding area.
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Pope Francis meets Britain’s Prince Charles at the Vatican

Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the duchess of Cornwall, met April 4 with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
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Pope approves provisions to recognize marriages of SSPX faithful

Pope Francis has made it possible for bishops to ensure the validity of marriages celebrated in the traditionalist communities.
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Georgetown sets date to rename buildings honoring a slave, black teacher

Georgetown University will rename two buildings on campus previously named for priests who sold 272 people into slavery.
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