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New pope is 'a wondrous gift,' says Smith

Archbishop Richard Smith

March 25, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

ROME – The Church has been given "a wondrous gift" in Pope Francis, says Archbishop Richard Smith.

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Canadians cite Francis' love of the poor

Cardinal Thomas Collins

March 25, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Canadian Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, speaking of newly elected Pope Francis, said he was "always struck by that man, who is a holy man, a man of prayer."

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Francis pledges to be like Joseph in protecting Church, creation

Pope Francis I

March 25, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis formally began his ministry as pope by pledging to protect the Catholic Church, the dignity of each person and the beauty of creation, just as St. Joseph protected Mary and Jesus.

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New pope receives symbols of office

Pope Francis I

March 25, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Although attempts were made to simplify the ceremony, Pope Francis officially inaugurated his ministry as pope and bishop of Rome in a liturgy filled with biblical symbolism and signs of the universality of his mission.

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Argentinian pope fills local Latinos with tears of joy

Sr. Pilar Valdes

March 25, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Argentinians and other local Latin American Catholics are happy they now have a strong connection to the Vatican through Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope in history.

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University students give new pontiff a digital welcome

William Rooney

March 25, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Laptops, iPads and cellphones were key ingredients as students at St. Joseph's College at the University of Alberta welcomed the election of Pope Francis March 13.

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A pontiff of kindness, justice

Pope Francis I

March 25, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Oscar Justo, 60, begs for bills and coins from a perch next to St. Joseph Parish in Barrio de Flores, the Buenos Aires neighbourhood where Pope Francis was born.

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Pope Francis I

March 25, 2013

Pope Francis I

Jorge Mario Bergoglio

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Prairie priest warns against yoga, herbal medicines

Fr. Denis Phaneuf

March 25, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Father Denis Phaneuf says New Age practices are not something to dabble in.

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Holy Spirit's gifts defy fraudulent New Age idolatry

Moira Noonan

March 25, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Knowing the difference between the genuine gifts of the Holy Spirit and the counterfeit gifts of the enemy takes careful discernment.

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