The Pope

Pope Francis reads his message during the weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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February 12, 2020 - 2:21 pm
By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis refused Wednesday to approve the ordination of married men or women as deacons to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon, sidestepping a fraught issue that has divided the Catholic Church and emboldened his conservative...
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January 22, 2019 - 12:47 pm
LOS POZOS, Panama (AP) — A handful of carpenters have been putting the finishing details on a towering cedar chair which will be used by Pope Francis when he visits Panama starting Wednesday. Hernan Guardia, 42, runs the workshop that is responsible for crafting the elegant throne. "You know who...
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