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Two popes present as 18 clerics become Catholic cardinals

Two popes present as 18 clerics become Catholic cardinals

VATICAN CITY, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Pope Francis appointed 18 new cardinals Saturday in a Vatican ceremony noted for its uniqueness, officials said.

Pope Francis chooses new cardinals

VATICAN CITY, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Pope Francis on Sunday named 19 new cardinals of the Catholic church, most of whom hail from Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.
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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 blesses Italian nursery school in response to kid's letter

VATICAN CITY, July 13 (UPI) -- Pope Francis sent his official blessing to an Italian nursery school after exchanging letters with one of its young students.
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's resignation first in six centuries

VATICAN CITY, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Benedict XVI, the first pope to resign in six centuries, joins four other pontiffs abdicating in Roman Catholic Church history, Vatican information indicates.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.
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Bob Hoskins retires from acting

Bob Hoskins retires from acting

LONDON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Britain's Bob Hoskins announced Wednesday he is suffering from Parkinson's disease and is retiring from acting at the age of 69.
Benedict says he's 'pilgrim of charity'

Benedict says he's 'pilgrim of charity'

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba, March 26 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI made no direct reference to Cuba's political system Monday in his first speech in the communist island country.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 25, 2011.
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Vatican clerics now time clock workers

VATICAN CITY, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Clerics in Vatican City have begun using time clocks to track their work hours for the first time in approximately four decades, the Vatican says.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008.
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Body of Italian saint on display

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy, April 26 (UPI) -- The body of a popular, if controversial, Italian saint has been put on display in the town where he lived and died.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007.
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Pope John XXIII helped Jews during WWII

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The Rev. Angelo Roncalli, who later became Pope John XXIII, helped save thousands of Jews from the Holocaust, newly discovered records show in Israel.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006.
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Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Child kicked-off plan after tantrum ... Giant gator captured near school ... Robbery suspect shows judgment 'laps' ... Pope Benedict XVI shows fondness for red ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Pope Benedict XVI shows fondness for red

VATICAN CITY, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Papal observers say Pope Benedict XVI is showing a fondness for red hats, like the one he wore at the Vatican Wednesday's weekly general audience.

Vatican: Papal encyclicals copyrighted

VATICAN CITY, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Vatican has decided to impose strict copyright restrictions on the words of Pope Benedict XVI and his predecessors going back to John XXIII.

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Today is Friday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2005 with 36 to follow.
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Benedict known for clothes style

VATICAN CITY, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI is developing a reputation as a clotheshorse with his taste for Prada shoes and designer sunglasses.
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