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  • Illustration Obama's anti-Christianity by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    KUHNER: State-sanctioned anti-Christianity

    American Catholics are mobilizing for the biggest campaign of mass civil disobedience since the end of segregation. U.S. Catholic bishops are calling on Catholics to defy the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate.


  • ** FILE ** Paolo Gabriele, the pope's butler, was arrested after Vatican investigators discovered papal documents in his Vatican City apartment. (Associated Press)

    Pope tells of 'sadness' of leak scandal

    Pope Benedict XVI broke his silence Wednesday over the leaked-documents scandal that has convulsed the Vatican, saying he was saddened by the betrayal but grateful to those aides who work faithfully and in silence to help him do his job.


  • Pope Benedict to attend La Scala Beethoven concert

    Pope Benedict XVI will attend a concert at the La Scala opera house of Beethoven's Ninth symphony conducted by Daniel Barenboim.


  • Pope Benedict XVI claps as Bavarian children in traditional garb dance in celebration of the pontiff's 85th birthday anniversary in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican on Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)

    Pope celebrates a very Bavarian 85th birthday

    Pope Benedict XVI celebrated a very Bavarian birthday Monday, marking his 85 years with his brother, German bishops and a musical band from his native land.


  • Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful after his "Urbi and Orbi" ("to the city and to the world") blessing following Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the the Vatican on Sunday, April 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

    Pope marks Easter with call for end to Syria violence

    Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday implored the Syrian regime to heed international demands to end the bloodshed and voiced hope that the joy of Easter would comfort Christians suffering because of their faith.


  • Pope Benedict XVI, holding a tall, lit, white candle, enters a hushed and darkened St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican Saturday, April 7, 2012, to begin the Vatican's Easter vigil service. Except for the twinkle of camera flashes, the basilica was almost pitch-black as the thousands of faithful in pews awaited Benedict's arrival Saturday night. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

    Pope holds Easter candle at basilica vigil

    Pope Benedict XVI, carrying a tall, lit candle, ushered in Christianity's most joyous celebration with an Easter vigil service Saturday night, but voiced fears that mankind is groping in darkness, unable to distinguish good from evil.


  • A man hands a baby to Pope Benedict XVI for his blessing as the pontiff makes his way by popemobile to the Plaza de la Paz in Guanajuato, Mexico, on Saturday, March 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Pope celebrates Mass for Mexicans looking for hope

    Pope Benedict XVI urged Mexicans to wield their faith against evils such as drug violence before hundreds of thousands of worshippers on Sunday, saying they would find hope if they purify their hearts.


  • Pope buoys the hopes of Mexicans

    Pope Benedict XVI addressed hundreds of thousands of Mexicans seeking a message of hope for their violence-plagued country at an open-air Mass on Sunday, saying renewing their hearts and faith would help them in troubled times.


  • Pope Benedict XVI arrives to preside over a consistory in St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. He is bringing 22 new Catholic churchmen into the elite club of cardinals who will elect his successor amid signs the 84-year-old pontiff is slowing down.  (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    22 cardinals join club to elect pope's successor

    Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday brought 22 new Catholic churchmen into the elite club of cardinals who will elect his successor, in a greatly simplified ceremony that took account of evidence the 84-year-old pontiff is slowing down.


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