Pope Francis

Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Calls For Temporary Change In Catholic Abortion Policy

In Boston, parish priests are already allowed to forgive women who undergo abortions.

09/01/2015

Marty Walsh and fellow mayors at the Vatican, visiting with US Ambassador Ken Hackett, July 20, 2015. (Photo credit: Marty Walsh - Twitter)

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh To Meet Pope Francis At Vatican

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and several other mayors will meet with the Pope at the Vatican Tuesday to talk about human trafficking and climate change.

07/21/2015

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Mayor Walsh Will Travel To Vatican City For Meeting With Pope Francis

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will discuss human trafficking and climate change during the conference.

07/15/2015

Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

UN Chief To Open Vatican Climate Change Conference

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis’ highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.

04/15/2015

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Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

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Best International Destinations For The Holidays

Here’s a look at five of the best international destinations for the holidays.

11/28/2014

Cardinal Sean O'Malley. (Photo credit CBS)

Boston Assignment To Clean Up Sex Abuse ‘Terrified’ Cardinal Sean O’Malley

Cardinal Sean O’Malley was “terrified” when the Vatican sent him to run the scandal-plagued Boston Archdiocese in 2003, he said in a “60 Minutes” segment that aired Sunday evening.

11/16/2014

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Pope Calls Family Of Slain American Journalist

Pope Francis has called the family of an American journalist whose videotaped beheading by Islamic State militants has touched off torrents of outrage around the world.

08/21/2014

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Keller @ Large: Pope Francis Right On Technology

The Pope warned that technology needed to be handled with restraint if it is to serve as “a network not of wires but of people.”

08/07/2014

Meriam Ibrahim arrives in New Hampshire after fleeing Sudan where she faced death for not renouncing her faith.  (WBZ-TV)

Sudan Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith Arrives In NH

A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence will make her home in Manchester, NH.

07/31/2014

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