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Pope's Holy Land Visit: Some Muslims Angry About Visit

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAZARETH, Israel — A banner across the main square in Jesus' boyhood town condemns those who insult Islam's Prophet Muhammad _ a message by Musl...

Pope Visits Quake Area, Urges Rebirth

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pope Benedict XVI has spent the morning in central Italy visiting survivors of the earthquake that struck on 6 April....

Pope Mideast Visit Preparations See Both Strife And Excitement

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Preparations for the Pope's May 8 - 15 Mideast visit have adopted varying tones, from laudatory educational campaigns to politically sardonic venue ch...

Pope Mideast Trip: Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood Demands Apology For Prophet Muhammad Remarks

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan's powerful Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday demanded Pope Benedict XVI apologize ahead of his Mideast tour for his previous ...

Pope Condom Controversy: Vatican Decries Criticisms Of Pope

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Critics of the Catholic Church's social teachings are trying to intimidate Pope Benedict XVI into silence, the Vatican charged Fr...

Pope's Birthday! Pope Turns 82, Children's Book Details His Life

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — A new illustrated children's book detailing Pope Benedict XVI's daily life was published Thursday as the pontiff celebrated his 8...

Pope Questioned By Gaza Catholics: Why Aren't You Coming Here?

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming trip to the Holy Land will be bittersweet for Gaza's tiny Catholic community, angry the pontiff is not also visiting thei...

Italy's Earthquake Area To Receive Visit From Pope

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

L'AQUILA, Italy — Bells tolled in hilltowns across central Italy on Wednesday as the first funerals got under way for victims of the country's d...

Newt Gingrich: My Third Wife Wants Me to be a Good Catholic

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Religion has been turned into a political farce in this country. Nobody gives a damn what the Bible actually says or what the religions are supposed to stand for.

Pope Orders Investigation Into Legionaries After Sex Abuse Scandal

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — Pope Benedict XVI has taken the extraordinary step of ordering a Vatican investigation of the Legionaries of Christ, the influential,...

Pope's Condom Controversy Further Reveals His Message Problem

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — From the Gospel to Google, the church has been seeking ways to announce the word of Christ for 2,000 years. Pope Benedict XVI ha...

Thousands Of Angolans Evicted From Catholic Church's Land: Critics

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LUANDA, Angola — Even as Pope Benedict XVI said Monday his heart cannot be at peace while people are homeless, critics used his Africa pilgrimag...

Oakland Bishop Named By Pope

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican says Pope Benedict XVI has named a San Diego clergyman to be bishop of Oakland, California. A brief statement by the...

Pope In Angola: Decries African Wars At Mass With Thousands

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LUANDA, Angola — Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass for the largest gathering of his African pilgrimage Sunday, telling a crowd on the outskirts ...

Pope In Angola On 2nd Leg Of Africa Tour

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LUANDA, Angola — Pope Benedict XVI, welcomed to this sweltering capital Friday by the biggest crowds of his African pilgrimage, condemned sexual...

Pope Controversies Worry The Vatican

The Australian | Dennis Shanahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THERE is growing apprehension within the Vatican over the leadership of Pope Benedict XVI after one insider labelled his gaffe-prone reign a disaster....

Thursday's Late Night Round-Up: Obama's Media Blitz, The Pope's Condom Flub, And More (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Patrick Waldo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Barack Obama's media blitz was the big topic of conversation last night on the late night shows. Jimmy Kimmel took a look at Obama's town hall rally, ...

Pope Holds Massive Mass In Cameroon, His First In Africa

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — Religion must reject violence, Pope Benedict XVI told Muslim leaders Thursday before celebrating an open-air Mass in front o...

Pope's Condom Statement Gets Mixed Reviews

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pope Benedict's statement yesterday that condoms are not the solution to the AIDS crisis in Africa elicited strong reactions from both sides of the po...

Pope: Condoms Not The Answer To AIDS

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — Pope Benedict XVI said condoms are not the answer to the AIDS epidemic in Africa and can make the problem worse, setting off...

The Pope Explains Why Condoms Suck

Duncan Quirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Duncan Quirk

Rabbi To Pope: Wearing Cross To Western Wall Would Be 'Inappropriate'

Jerusalem Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ahead of Pope Benedict XVI's May visit to Israel, the rabbi of the Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinovitch, has said that it is not proper to come to the sit...

Holocaust Bishop Banned From LA

The Tidings | Cardinal Roger Mahony, Rabbi Gary Greenebaum and Seth Brysk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In January, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication of four bishops of a small ultra-traditionalist group that broke from the Catholic Church ove...

I Hung Up On Barack Obama, Joe Biden...and the Pope

Erica Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Erica Heller

From now on, just to be sure, whether it's the IRS, Vladimir Putin, Arianna Huffington or even George Clooney, I'm playing it safe.

The Pope's Green Streak (VIDEO)

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Vatican has gone solar and the Pope has declared environmental waste a cardinal sin. Eco-celebrity stuff doesn't often mean a whole lot, but in th...