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Analysis: Pope charts a new course for church

Analysis: Pope charts a new course for church

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis offered an olive branch of sorts to the doctrine-minded, conservative wing of the Catholic Church on Friday as he denounced abortions as a symptom of today's "throw-away culture" and encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform them. Francis issued a strong anti-abortion message and cited Vatican teaching on the need to defend the unborn during an audience with Catholic gynecologists... 09/20/13

Pope Francis denounces abortion after decrying church's focus on rules

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis offered an olive branch of sorts to the doctrine-minded, conservative wing of the Catholic Church on Friday as he denounced abortions as a symptom of today's "throw-away culture" and encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform them. Francis issued a strong anti-abortion message and cited Vatican teaching on the need to defend the unborn during an audience with Catholic gynecologists... 09/20/13

Pope Francis to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: "My Brother Andrew" .... He identifies him as "My Brother Andrew", since the Patriarch traces his line of apostolic succession back to St. Andrew, St. Peter's brother.

Pope Francis to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: "My Brother Andrew" .... He identifies him as "My Brother Andrew", since the Patriarch traces his line of apostolic succession back to St. Andrew, St. Peter's brother.

False teaching. "There is none good...no not one... Jesus said. "For by grace, you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves it is a gift of God, not as a result of works lest any many should boast." Holy Bible Ephesians 2:8-9

False teaching. "There is none good...no not one... Jesus said. "For by grace, you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves it is a gift of God, not as a result of works lest any many should boast." Holy Bible Ephesians 2:8-9

FILE - This is a Sunday, March 17, 2013 file photo of Pope Francis gestures as he delivers his Angelus prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican. The election of a Jesuit pope devoted to the poor and stressing a message of mercy rather than condemnation has brought a glimmer of hope to American nuns who have been the subject of a Vatican crackdown accusing them of having focused too much on social justice at the expense of other church issues.

Jesuit pope offers hope to some targeted US nuns

FILE - This is a Sunday, March 17, 2013 file photo of Pope Francis gestures as he delivers his Angelus prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican. The election of a Jesuit pope devoted to the poor and stressing a message of mercy rather than condemnation has brought a glimmer of hope to American nuns who have been the subject of a Vatican crackdown accusing them of having focused too much on social justice at the expense of other church issues.

MORE than 800,000 refugees are set to return to Syria thanks to Vladimir Putin's efforts to smash the Islamic State.

More than 800,000 refugees RETURNING to Syria as Putin OBLITERATES Islamic State

MORE than 800,000 refugees are set to return to Syria thanks to Vladimir Putin's efforts to smash the Islamic State.

Russia's favorite pasttime

50 Pictures of Vladimir Putin Looking Like a Complete Badass

Владимир Путин развелся со своей супругой после 30 лет брака. #vestiua #Russia #Putin #marriage

Владимир Путин развелся со своей супругой после 30 лет брака. #vestiua #Russia #Putin #marriage

Coward Obama, not a leader at all. In the world stage, he is a laughingstock.

Coward Obama, not a leader at all. In the world stage, he is a laughingstock.

Vladimir Putin- Admire him for all the improvements he has made to Russia although there are a few things that could be improved upon

Vladimir Putin- Admire him for all the improvements he has made to Russia although there are a few things that could be improved upon

Hollywood and the internet manipulate Democrats to embrace the Impoverished Mentality. That's how they keep this batch of people at bay.We can tell when you're out it the streets picketing or rioting that you appear to have no sense. You actually do, ... USE IT!

Hollywood and the internet manipulate Democrats to embrace the Impoverished Mentality. That's how they keep this batch of people at bay.We can tell when you're out it the streets picketing or rioting that you appear to have no sense. You actually do, ... USE IT!

Putin: Even the President of Bulgaria gave Putin a new puppy!

Putin: Even the President of Bulgaria gave Putin a new puppy!