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Benetton Clothing Company Yanks Pope-Imam Kiss Ad

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian clothing manufacturer Benetton has withdrawn a controversial ad showing Pope Benedict kissing a leading Islamic leader. The Vatican has said it will take legal action in connection with the ad, unveiled Wednesday and yanked shortly thereafter. The photo was one of a series of artificially created pictures in a campaign named “Unhate.” Other photos […]

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Benetton Clothing Company Yanks Pope-Imam Kiss Ad

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Italian clothing manufacturer Benetton has withdrawn a controversial ad showing Pope Benedict kissing a leading Islamic leader. The Vatican has said it will take legal action in connection with the ad unveiled Wednesday and yanked shortly thereafter. The photo was one of a series of artificially created pictures in a campaign named “Unhate.” Other photos […]

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Pope to Deliver Message to Africa During Benin Visit

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict travels to the West African country of Benin on Friday, where he is expected to urge African nations to work towards peace, justice and reconciliation. The 84-year-old pontiff is scheduled to arrive in Cotonou for a three-day visit to a country whose Roman Catholic population has soared in recent years. At least 30 […]

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Pope Hosts Global Inter-Religious Meeting

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has joined 300 religious leaders from around the world at a global inter-religious meeting in northern Italy to make a common call for peace and renounce terrorism and violence in the name of religion. The gathering Thursday in Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, comes on the 25th anniversary of a call by […]

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Pope Benedict Condemns Mafia as Inhuman, Vicious

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict XVI lashed out against organized crime on Sunday, condemning the Mafia as inhuman and vicious. The pontiff visited southern Italy’s Calabria region, which is headquarters to the Ndrangheta organized crime family. Calabria is also one of Italy’s poorest regions, plagued by high unemployment, especially among young people. Pope Benedict called on the people […]

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Pope Concludes First State Visit to Germany

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 9:08 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has wrapped up his first state visit to his native Germany with a final mass in the country’s southwest. Some 100 thousand people attended Sunday’s mass in an airfield beside Freiburg’s airport, where the pontiff made a strong appeal for unity among Catholics and the Vatican. While in Freiburg, the pope also met […]

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Pope Benedict Meets with Former German Chancellor Kohl

Posted September 24th, 2011 at 1:38 pm (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has celebrated a mass in Erfurt, Germany, and met with former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in Freiburg, during a four-day state visit to his homeland. Some 30,000 people were estimated to have attended Saturday’s mass in Erfurt, shortly after security forces arrested a man who allegedly fired an air rifle near the crowd. […]

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Pope Highlights Bond With Muslims

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 10:13 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has met with Muslim leaders in Germany, and called for Christianity and Islam to grow together in “dialogue and mutual esteem.” He met with Muslim leaders in Berlin Friday, on the second day of his trip to Germany. The pope stressed the importance of religion in modern society and said he believes there […]

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Pope Highlights Bond With Muslims

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 5:53 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has met with German Muslim leaders and called for Christianity and Islam to grow together in “dialogue and mutual esteem.” He met with several Muslim leaders in Berlin Friday, on the second day of his trip to Germany. The pope stressed the importance of religion in modern society and said he believes there […]

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Pope Celebrates Mass for 70,000

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 10:23 pm (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict celebrated an open air mass before 70,000 Catholics in Berlin Thursday, while thousands of people marched through the German capital to protest his visit. The pontiff waved to cheering crowds as he made a circle around Berlin’s historic Olympic Stadium in his popemobile before the mass. Earlier Thursday, at the start of his […]

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