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Pope appoints first Black American cardinal in surprise announcement

Pope Francis announced 13 new cardinals who will earn a red hat next month in a surprise announcement on Sunday. Among those named is D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who will be the first Black American to be named cardinal. 73-year-old Wilton is from Chicago and became the first Black American […]
Pope appoints first Black American cardinal in surprise announcement
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Pope Francis said same-sex couples should be covered by a civil union law

Pope Francis said he supports a civil union law for same-sex couples, according to the Catholic News Agency. In a documentary about his life and ministry that debuted in Rome on Wednesday, Pope Francis said believes same-sex couples should be “legally covered.” “Homosexuals have a right to be a part […]
Pope Francis said same-sex couples should be covered by a civil union law
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Pope Francis issues blistering rebuke of capitalism — and says the coronavirus pandemic proves ‘not everything can be resolved by market freedom’

Pope Francis published the third encyclical of his papacy on Saturday. The lengthy letter to Catholic bishops around the world is a fiery criticism of capitalism and modern economic systems. Francis says the same markets that allowed for explosive growth in recent centuries also left wide swaths of disenfranchised people […]
Pope Francis issues blistering rebuke of capitalism — and says the coronavirus pandemic proves ‘not everything can be resolved by market freedom’