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Vatican blasts some media coverage of papal transition

March 4, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Vatican officials have condemned some press coverage of the papal transition.

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Through Reconciliation, God lifts the weight of sin

March 4, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The sacrament of Reconciliation is the means by which Catholics receive the forgiveness of God. Its purpose is to provide healing for the soul as well as to regain the grace of God.

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In farewell to cardinals, Pope Benedict pledges obedience to next pope

February 28, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – The Clementine Hall is traditionally the place where cardinals bid farewell to popes at the end of a pontificate, but usually when the pope in question is lying in state before his funeral.

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Be willing to suffer for the truth, says prof

March 11, 2013
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Christians must be willing to risk civil disobedience and suffer its consequences as Western society lapses into denial of objective truth, says McGill University professor Douglas Farrow.

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Collins and friend

March 11, 2013

Cardinals Thomas Collins of Toronto and Gabriel Zubeir Wako of Khartoum, Sudan.

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What qualities must the pope have?

Cardinal Thomas Collins

March 11, 2013

Collins told Catholic News Service Feb. 26, "Each cardinal brings his own sense of what are the key issues, but they will be very much determined by where he's coming from."

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Papal tailors have the right duds ready no matter who the cardinals elect as the pope

March 11, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Even though a conclave to elect a new pope has not yet started, the papal tailors have the white cassock ready for the new pontiff when he appears less than an hour after his election on the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square.

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Conclave is loving, prayerful

March 11, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Chanting the Litany of the Saints, asking a host of holy men and women to help them, the cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel in procession, aware of their enormous responsibility to elect a new pope.

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Cardinals' Catch-22: eager for conclave, but must choose well

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier

March 11, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – Cardinal-electors are caught in a Catch-22. They are eager to give the world a new pope; however, they need time to pick the right leader, said South Africa's cardinal.

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Catholics wait for the passing of the keys

March 11, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The period immediately following a pontificate is one of excited speculation, more or less loose, about the identity of the next pope.

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