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Pope Canonizes 18th-Century Missionary; Not Everyone Happy

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An 18th-century missionary who brought Catholicism to the American West Coast was elevated to sainthood Wednesday by Pope Francis in the first canonization on U.S. 561 more words


Pope Plunges Into Climate Change, Religious Rights Issues

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WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) — Pope Francis plunged head first into issues of the day during his visit to Washington, D.C.

The pontiff called for action to combat climate change, calling it a problem that “can no longer be left to a future generation.” President Barack Obama, in turn, hailed the pontiff as a moral force who is “shaking us out of our complacency” with reminders to care for the poor and the planet. 1,239 more words


Pope Francis Arrives In U.S., Faces A Polarized Country

WASHINGTON (KDKA/AP) – Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his “church of the poor” to a rich and powerful nation polarized over economic inequality, immigration and equal justice. 1,435 more words


Pope Francis Arrives in the United States

Pope Francis laughs alongside US President Barack Obama upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, September 22, 2015, on the start of a 3-day trip to Washington. 135 more words

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Finally headed to GTMO for Hadi al Iraqi Hearings

After a 24-hour delay, and some slight troubles getting on Joint Andrews Base, I got checked in for my flight out to the Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO) to observe hearings for alleged al-Qaeda commander, Abd al Hadi al Iraqi. 541 more words

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How to host Pope Francis this week: Obama learns from Bush

When Pope Francis makes his first visit to Washington, this week, President Obama will do something he has rarely done in his six years in office: He’ll follow George W.

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Guantanamo Bay Flight from Andrews delayed - 24 Hours during Pope’s Visit

I  checked in early this morning at the Joint Base Andrews (a.k.a. Andrews Air Force Base) Passenger Terminal for my flight to Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba (GTMO) to monitor hearings in the war crimes case against Hadi al Iraqi. 715 more words

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