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Francis to visit Israel, Palestinian territories

Francis to visit Israel, Palestinian territories

VATICAN CITY, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Pope Francis plans to visit Israel as soon as next year, the Vatican said, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also invited him to visit.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.
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Date set for canonization of popes John XXII and John Paul II

Date set for canonization of popes John XXII and John Paul II

VATICAN, Vatican City, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Vatican announced Monday it set the date for the canonization of popes John XXII and John Paul II.

Pope Francis remains popular with U.S. Catholics

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Pope Francis remains popular with U.S. Catholics six months after his election, a poll released Thursday indicated.

Pope Francis to announce canonization date for 2 popes Sept. 30

VATICAN CITY, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Pope Francis plans to announce the date for the canonizations of his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II on Sept. 30, a Vatican official said Tuesday.

Pope surprises power plant workers with visit

VATICAN CITY, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Pope Francis, after sending a tweet Friday saying people are as fragile as clay pots, surprised employees at the Vatican heating plant with a visit.
Catholic pope calls for mutual respect in letter to Muslims

Catholic pope calls for mutual respect in letter to Muslims

VATICAN CITY, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Pope Francis, in a personal message to Muslims as they prepared to end the holy month of Ramadan, called for mutual respect among religions.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 30, 2013.
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Pope Francis returns to site where he wrote about fighting social ills

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 24 (UPI) -- Pope Francis' visit to a Brazilian city Wednesday is a homecoming for the pontiff and a re-affirmation of his belief of advocating for the poor, observers said.

Pope Francis welcomed to Brazil by hundreds of thousands of people

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 22 (UPI) -- Pope Francis, riding in a compact Fiat Idea, was greeted by hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithful when he arrived in Brazil Monday.
Pope Francis decrees John Paul II, John XXIII be canonized

Pope Francis decrees John Paul II, John XXIII be canonized

VATICAN CITY, July 5 (UPI) -- Pope Francis signed a decree at the Vatican Friday to canonize Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, who will be made saints later this year.
Pope John Paul II may be canonized this year

Pope John Paul II may be canonized this year

VATICAN CITY, July 2 (UPI) -- Pope John Paul II, who died in 2005 at the age of 84, may be canonized as soon as the end of this year, sources at the Vatican said Tuesday.

Vatican to announce second John Paul II miracle

VATICAN CITY, June 19 (UPI) -- Details of a miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II, clearing his way to sainthood, will be announced within several weeks, a member of the Vatican said.

Pope delivers homily on Evangelium Vitae

VATICAN CITY, June 16 (UPI) -- Attendees said 200,000 people came to St. Peter's Square Sunday to see Pope Francis deliver a homily for Evangelium Vitae Day.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 2, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 18, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 13, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 6, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 4, 2013.
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Benedict returns to Vatican, now home of two popes

VATICAN CITY, May 2 (UPI) -- The Vatican is now home to two popes, as Pope Francis welcomed his predecessor, retired Pope Benedict XVI, to the former pope's new residence, a spokesman said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 20, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 19, 2013.
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