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Dictatorships begin with taking over media to spread lies, pope says

All dictatorships begin the same way: media outlets are put in the hands of "unscrupulous" people who spread lies and weaken democracy, Pope Francis said.
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Pope: Aborting children with birth defects is like Nazi eugenics program

Children are God's greatest gift and should be welcomed "as they come, as God sends them, as God allows, even if at times they are sick," the pope said.
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Ghana’s Cardinal Turkson appreciates significance of Baltimore 

Cardinal Turkson is considered by some to be a potential successor to Pope Francis, and his visit attracted faithful from across Charm City to the basilica.
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Migration is about people, not numbers, pope says

At the Holy See-Mexico Conference on International Migration at the Casina Pio IV, the pope said international cooperation is needed "at every stage of migration."
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U.S. officials return stolen Columbus letter back to Vatican Library

With the help of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a 15th-century copy of a letter Christopher Columbus sent to his royal patrons describing the riches of the New World has been returned to its rightful owner -- the Vatican.
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Pope accepts resignations of three Chilean bishops in wake of scandal

After an in-depth Vatican-led investigation into clerical sexual abuse and cover-ups, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of 61-year-old Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, Chile, and two other Chilean bishops June 11.
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Pope leads prayers for U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore

Leading thousands of people in prayer, Pope Francis said he hoped the upcoming summit between the United States and North Korea would lead to lasting peace.
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Space station crew members give pope custom-made blue flight suit

If Pope Francis ever plans an apostolic trip to space, he's all set after receiving a custom-made blue flight suit with patches of the Argentine flag, his papal coat of arms and a pair of angel wings with his crew name, Jorge M. Bergoglio.
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Pope applauds patriarch’s call to protect the planet, protect people

Pope Francis said that when he was on the Greek island of Lesbos, "while enchanted by the scenery of the blue sky and sea, I was struck by the thought that such a beautiful sea had become a tomb for men, women and children who had for the most part sought only to escape inhumane...
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Pope: Seek Christ in ‘abandoned tabernacles’ of the poor, the lonely

As he did with his disciples at Passover, Jesus asks all Christians to prepare a place for him, not in "exclusive, selective places" but rather in uncomfortable places that are "untouched by love, untouched by hope," Pope Francis said.
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Pope picked fellow ‘street priest’ when he named his almoner a cardinal

By elevating him to the College of Cardinals June 28, the pope is elevating the office of papal almoner, the 54-year-old liturgist told Vatican News May 20.
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Weapons of mass distraction: Journalist takes aim at fake papal news

When the pope speaks unguardedly, "there is a risk that some of his expressions can be manipulated or interpreted incorrectly," Italian journalist Nello Scavo told Catholic News Service.
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