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  • Pope resignation impacts Baton Rouge Catholics Play Video

    February 28, 2013 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At 1 p.m. Central time Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI resigned in Rome as leader of the Catholic Church, a rare move which also had an impact in Baton Rouge. "He's been a wonderful inspiration," Catholic Minister Ellen Smith said. She along with four other sat... more »
  • Bishop Muench's statement on pope's transition

    February 28, 2013 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bishop Robert Muench, the Bishop of Baton Rouge, released the following statement today about the transition of Pope Benedict XVI to his new position as "emeritus pope." "The transition of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, to Pope Emeritus is an occasion of historic proportion for the... more »
  • Pope John Paul II to be beatified May 1

    January 14, 2011 12:28 PM

    VATICAN CITY - The pope has approved a miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II's intercession and set May 1 as the date for the beloved pontiff to be beatified. Pope Benedict XVI declared in a decree Friday that the cure of a French nun who suffered from Parkinson's... more »
  • Evidence mounts over John Paul II beatification

    January 13, 2011 12:35 PM

    VATICAN CITY - Evidence is mounting that the pope will soon approve the miracle needed to beatify Pope John Paul II. Italian news media have been reporting that Vatican-sponsored panels have confirmed a French nun was miraculously cured of Parkinson's disease after praying to John Paul. On Thursday,... more »
  • Singing Sensation to Perform for Pope

    August 25, 2010 8:18 PM

    Susan Boyle, who wowed audiences with her rendition of "I Dream A Dream" that catapulted her to fame on the TV show "Britain's Got Talent", will sing for the Pope when he visits next month. She will perform hymns and sing with an 800-person choir at an open-air papal Mass... more »
  • Vatican: Pope may apologize for sex abuse by priests

    April 28, 2010 1:21 PM

    Pope Benedict XVI may issue a mea culpa for the church's handling of clerical sexual abuse cases when he attends a meeting of the world's clergy in June, the Vatican official in charge of handling abuse cases said. Cardinal William Levada also said he intended to hold up the... more »
  • Pope sees woman who knocked him down, forgives her

    January 13, 2010 6:16 AM

    Pope Benedict XVI has met with the woman who knocked him over during Christmas Eve Mass and has forgiven her. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi says Benedict met with Susanna Maiolo and her relatives at the end of his general audience Wednesday. Lombardi reported that Maiolo told the pontiff... more »

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