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Topic - Greg Burke
Pope Francis offered an olive branch of sorts to the doctrine-minded, conservative wing of the Catholic Church on Friday as he denounced abortions as a symptom of today's "throw-away culture" and encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform them.
One of the Vatican's main Twitter accounts and the website of its communications office were running stories about Batman, raising concerns it might have been hacked.
One of the Vatican's main Twitter accounts and the website of its communications office were running stories about Batman on Thursday with the headline "Holy Switcheroo!" _ raising concerns they might have been hacked.
A pastor in Ontario wondered about behind-the-scenes politicking ahead of the conclave to elect the next pope. He could have read news reports or listened to briefings by the Vatican spokesman. Instead, he asked a cardinal. Less than an hour later via Twitter, the response arrived.
Pope Benedict XVI, known for his hefty volumes on theology, now is trying brevity — spreading the faith through his own Twitter account.
Pope Benedict XVI will start tweeting in six languages from his own personal handle (at)Pontifex on Dec. 12.
Benedict XVI, the pope known for his hefty volumes of theology, is now trying brevity _ spreading the faith through his own Twitter account.
Benedict XVI, the pope known for his hefty volumes of theology and lengthy encyclicals, is now trying brevity _ spreading the faith through his own Twitter account.
The San Diego Padres and infielder Jorge Cantu have reached agreement on an $850,000, one-year contract.
The San Diego Padres and infielder Jorge Cantu have reached agreement on a one-year contract.
"The pope is not condemning his predecessors," Burke told The Associated Press.
"Admittedly some people might have been thrown off by the headline," said Greg Burke, a Vatican communications adviser.