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President Obama Gifts Pope Francis A Seed Chest From The Baltimore Basilica

The Baltimore Basilica had a secret–a gift directly from Baltimore would be given to the Pope from the president. It involved century-old mahogany from the first cathedral in the United States.

03/28/2014

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Catholics Gather To Celebrate Pope Francis’ First Anniversary

Thousands of Catholics gather in Baltimore to celebrate the anniversary of the pope’s election. Pope Francis has become wildly popular in his first year at the Vatican. His fresh approach and mass appeal is being called the “Francis Factor.”

03/18/2014

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Francis Factor: Catholics Celebrate The Pope’s 1-Year Anniversary

The Francis Factor: one year ago, cardinals chose Pope Francis as the new leader of the Catholic Church. What a year it’s been for the 1.2 billion faithful worldwide as the new pope has energized them.

03/13/2014

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Thousands Brave Cold For Abortion Protest In D.C.

Thousands of abortion opponents confronted wind chills in the single digits Wednesday to rally and march on Capitol Hill to protest legalized abortion, with a signal of support from Pope Francis.

01/22/2014

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Pope Francis Issues Manifesto About Church’s New Direction

The pope once again surprises his followers with a manifest that describes the direction he’s taking the church.

12/01/2013

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Vatican Asks Catholics To Participate In Online Survey

For the first time, the Vatican is asking Catholics to speak up. This week, parishioners around the world—including here in Baltimore—will receive an online survey on family and social issues.

11/24/2013

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Vatican Honors Md. Teen For Breakthrough Pancreatic Cancer Research

A Maryland teenager has been honored by the Vatican for his work to develop a cost-effective method to detect pancreatic cancer.

11/18/2013

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New Statements By Pope Francis Encourage Catholics In Baltimore

Pope Francis shakes up the Catholic Church in a blunt new interview seen all over the world. The pope urges his followers to stop obsessing over same-sex marriage, abortion and contraception.

09/19/2013

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Archbishop Of Baltimore Reacts To Pope’s Comments On Homosexuals

Reaction continues to pour in after Pope Francis’ remarkable comments about gays in the Catholic church. Now the Archbishop of Baltimore weighs in.

07/30/2013

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Catholics React To Pope: ‘Who Am I To Judge’ Homosexuals?

The leader of the Catholic church makes what some are calling shocking comments about homosexuals and the church.

07/29/2013

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Pope Francis Breaks With Tradition

It’s only been a few weeks but Pope Francis is already proving to be a pope of the people.

04/01/2013

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Baltimore Catholics React To New Pope’s First Mass

Pope Francis celebrated his installation Mass Tuesday morning at the Vatican. One hundred and fifty cardinals, world leaders and thousands of Catholics packed St. Peter’s Square for the ceremony.

03/19/2013

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