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Pope gives American Maronites youthful bishop

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Vatican City, Jul 10, 2013 / 09:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has appointed a new bishop for one of only two Maronite Catholic territories in the United States, while also accepting the resignation of the current shepherd.... Read full article

Vatican to make John Paul II a Saint

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Pope Francis cleared the way for his canonisation, expected later this year, after a second miracle was attributed to the late pontiff’s intervention. The Polish-born pope led the Roman Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005.... Read full article

$322 million lottery winner will buy a car and have some fun

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A DAY after winning a $US338 million Powerball jackpot, Pedro Quezada said he does not know what he's going to do with the money.... Read full article

Australia world’s second best for human development: UNDP report

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Australia has been ranked the second best country in the world when it comes to human development. Australia sits ahead of the United States (third), the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand and Ireland.... Read full article

Pope Benedict to resign on February 28

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Pope Benedict XVI has announced he will resign on February 28, a Vatican spokesman says, which will make him the first pope to do so in centuries. "The Pope announced that he will leave his ministry at 8:00 pm on February 28... Read full article

Facebook Tests Steep Fees to Message Strangers

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Facebook confirmed Friday it was dabbling with charging members as much as $100 to get messages to the inboxes of strangers such as social network co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg.... Read full article

Vatican announces beatification of John Paul II

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The Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints today published the decree announcing the beatification of John Paul II. Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi said Pope Benedict XVI will perform the beatification in Rome on May 1...... Read full article

Google Pays Tribute to Lebanese Gibran Khalil Gibran

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Website Google paid tribute to Lebanese-American philosopher, poet, and artist Gibran Khalil Gibran on Thursday. The website commemorated Gibran’s birthday by posting his picture on its main page...... Read full article

Condoms still banned for birth control: Vatican

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict's acknowledgement that using condoms may be justified to stop the spread of AIDS did not signify a change in the Catholic Church's ban on their use as contraception, the Vatican said Tuesday.... Read full article

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