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Pope Paul VI to be beatified, on road to sainthood

Pope Paul VI to be beatified, on road to sainthood

VATICAN CITY, May 6 (UPI) -- Pope Paul VI, who led the Catholic Church from 1963 until 1978, will be beatified, the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints confirmed Tuesday.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 23, 2014.
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Pope Francis to visit Holy Land

VATICAN CITY, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Pope Francis announced at the Vatican Sunday he will visit the Holy Land in May.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.
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Pope puts St. Peter relics on display

Pope puts St. Peter relics on display

Nov. 25 (UPI)--Pope Francis displayed the relics believed to be of St. Peter, Apostle and founder of the Catholic Church, to the public for the first time during a Mass in St. Peter's Square on Sunday.
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Pope survey asks about same-sex unions, contraception

VATICAN CITY, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A Vatican survey asks Roman Catholics in parishes worldwide how they deal with issues such as contraception, same-sex unions, divorce and sex before marriage.
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 Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 29, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 23, 2013.
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Francis calls on all to serve, protect

Francis calls on all to serve, protect

VATICAN CITY, March 19 (UPI) -- Pope Francis, in his inauguration mass Tuesday, said he will look to St. Joseph's life because his role as Jesus' protector has expanded to protect everyone.
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Msgr. Pasquale Macci (C), private secretary to Pope Paul VI, pushes away a crew-cut, cassock-clad man (R) trying to attack the Pope with a knife at the airport in Manila, Philippines, shortly after the Pope’s arrival on November 27, 1970. Police identified the would-be assassin as Benjamin Mendoza Y Amor, 35, of La Paz, Bolivia. Mendoza is an artist who has been living the Philippines. Pope Paul VI is partially concealed at left, while the Philippines President, Ferdinand Marcos, is at the extreme left. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Pope Paul VI (Latin: Paulus PP. VI; Italian: Paolo VI), born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini (26 September 1897 – 6 August 1978), reigned as Pope of the Catholic Church from 21 June 1963 until his death on 6 August 1978. Succeeding Pope John XXIII, who had convened the Second Vatican Council, he decided to continue it. He fostered improved ecumenical relations with Orthodox and Protestants, which resulted in many historic meetings and agreements.

Montini served in the Vatican's State Department from 1922 to 1954. While in the State Department, Montini and Domenico Tardini were considered as the closest and most influential co-workers of Pope Pius XII, who named him in 1954 Archbishop of Milan, the largest Italian diocese, yet denying him the Cardinal designation that traditionally accompanies being Archbishop of Milan, a function which made him automatically Secretary of the Italian Bishops Conference. John XXIII elevated him to the College of Cardinals in 1958, and after the death of John XXIII, Montini was considered one of his most likely successors.

He took on the name Paul to indicate a renewed worldwide mission to spread the message of Christ. He re-opened the Second Vatican Council, which was automatically closed with the death of John XXIII, and gave it priority and direction. After the Council concluded its work, Paul VI took charge of the interpretation and implementation of its mandates, often walking a thin line between the conflicting expectations of various groups within the Roman Catholic Church. The magnitude and depth of the reforms affecting all areas of Church life during his pontificate exceeded similar reform policies of his predecessors and successors.

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