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Master of metaphor: Pope Francis can weave a vivid tale

Master of metaphor: Pope Francis can weave a vivid tale

| Carol Glatz | April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Metaphors are used extensively in the Bible and they pop up just as often in Pope Francis’ talks and teachings.

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Homebody, soccer fan, tango-lover — some papal pastimes revealed

Homebody, soccer fan, tango-lover — some papal pastimes revealed

| Carol Glatz | April 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here are a few of Pope Francis’ favorite things, which he revealed in a series of interviews granted while he was archbishop of Buenos Aires.

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Welcoming Our New Shepherd

Welcoming Our New Shepherd

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Quotes from the transition; national, international and papal

Quotes from the transition; national, international and papal

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Reaction from Rome
According to the pope
Reaction from Rome
Reaction from around the U.S.

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Pope Francis changes Holy Thursday plans to celebrate Mass in prison

Pope Francis changes Holy Thursday plans to celebrate Mass in prison

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has decided to celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper in a Rome juvenile detention facility and wash the feet of some of the young detainees.

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Papal coat of arms features motto by English doctor of Church

Papal coat of arms features motto by English doctor of Church

| Carol Glatz | March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ papal motto is based on the Gospel account of “The Call of St. Matthew,” the tax collector, in a homily given by St. Bede the Venerable.

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Minnesotans from Argentina feel ‘blessed’

Minnesotans from Argentina feel ‘blessed’

| Susan Klemond and Dave Hrbacek | March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis first appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, Alejandra Hall was surprised to recognize a fellow Argentinian who used to regularly celebrate Mass and hear confessions at a cathedral located a few blocks from her childhood home in Buenos Aires.

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Seminarian’s long wait at St. Peter’s Square rewarded

Seminarian’s long wait at St. Peter’s Square rewarded

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

WHEN THE WHITE SMOKE APPEARED: I was in St. Peter’s Square; I had been in the square for nearly two hours (with the Bernardi Study-Abroad program of the University of St. Thomas) by the time the smoke went up. . . .

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They were there

They were there

| March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

WHEN THE WHITE SMOKE APPEARED: I was fortunate to be present in St. Peter’s square, and I stayed in the square to see Pope Francis appear on the balcony and address the crowd…

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Local Catholics happy to welcome new pope

Local Catholics happy to welcome new pope

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

As his flight to Chicago was boarding on the afternoon of March 13, Jesuit Father Tim Manatt, president of Minneapolis-based Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, was glued to the waiting area monitor showing a still-empty papal balcony before the announcement of the new pope.

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Pope explains why he chose St. Francis of Assisi’s name

Pope explains why he chose St. Francis of Assisi’s name

| March 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis said that “as things got dangerous” in the conclave voting, he was sitting next to his “great friend,” Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes “who comforted me.”

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As archbishop, pope made outreach to poor a priority

As archbishop, pope made outreach to poor a priority

| David Agren | March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mass at Christ the Worker Parish in Buenos Aires is celebrated on a cement soccer pitch. There, parishioners sit on portable pews and relax on the embankment of an overpass; shipping containers soar over the fence behind the altar.

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