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LOOK: Pope Puckers Up: Pontiff Blesses Babies

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.05.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis beams as he blesses babies and children with a loving kiss on the tops of their tiny heads, though the little ones have more mixed reacti...

Pope Francis On St. Peter's Square: 'It looks like Rio de Janeiro'

AP | Posted 08.04.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis lavished praise on Brazilians for their warm welcome during his weeklong visit for World Youth Day. Francis expressed hi...

How Much Do We Love This???

AP | Posted 09.26.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO — Pope Francis has delighted a crowd in Rio de Janeiro by donning a colorful Indian headdress handed to him by a member of a Braz...

Crowd Braves Cold Rain For Pope's First Public Mass

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion

APARECIDA, Brazil — Pope Francis made an emotional plea Wednesday for Roman Catholics to shun materialism in the first public Mass of his initia...

Pope Francis Delighted By Enthusiastic Mob, Despite Security Risks

USA Today | David Agren | Posted 07.23.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO (RNS) Pope Francis spent Tuesday (July 23) resting following his arrival here in his first international trip as pope during which his ...

LOOK: World Youth Day 2013 In Brazil

Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion

See photos of World Youth Day 2013 celebrations and devotions here: ...

'Young People This Moment Are In Crisis,' Says Pope Francis

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion

RIO DE JANEIRO — A wrong turn sent a humble Fiat carrying Pope Francis into the thick of a frenzied Rio crowd Monday, in his first minutes back ...

Pope Francis Tweets To Young Pilgrims

Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis went out on social media to greet young pilgrims who are traveling to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day that starts next week. The P...

LOOK: Informal Pope Francis Talks About Upcoming Rio Trip

AP | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy -- Abandoning the traditional Sunday greeting to crowds in St. Peter's Square for a day, Pope Francis opted for an informal fro...