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  • Cardinal Francis George dies after long struggle with cancer

    Cardinal Francis George dies after long struggle with cancer
    Cardinal Francis George, the first Chicago native to serve as the local archbishop and a man who during his 17-year tenure became the intellectual leader of the American church, died Friday after a yearslong struggle with cancer.
  • Chicago's cardinal: Francis George rose to lead hometown's Catholics

    Chicago's cardinal: Francis George rose to lead hometown's Catholics
    For all the things that polio took away from a young Francis George — running, playing baseball and riding his bicycle — it did little to derail his dreams of becoming a priest. Even after he entered his freshman year of Chicago high...

    Pope considering Cuba stop during US trip but no decision

    Pope Francis is considering adding a stop in Cuba to his U.S. trip in September but no decision has been made, the Vatican said Friday. Francis has been credited with having helped the United States and Cuba reach their historic rapprochement by...

    Vatican unexpectedly ends crackdown of US nun group

    The Vatican has unexpectedly ended its controversial overhaul of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a shift in tone and treatment of the U.S. sisters under the social justice-minded Pope Francis. The Vatican said Thursday it had accepted a...

    Retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrates 88th birthday with pint

    Retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his 88th birthday Thursday with a party and a pint of beer. Photos released by the Vatican newspaper Thursday showed the German pope toasting a group of Bavarians in the Vatican gardens accompanied by his older...