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Non-Catholic Hodges Says Meeting The Pope Was A Profound Experience

More is expected to be learned Wednesday about Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges’ trip to the Vatican. She is currently there with nine other U.S. mayors for a two-day conference on sex trafficking and climate change.

07/22/2015

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Hodges Attends Pope’s Conference On Sex Trafficking, Climate Change

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges traveled to the Vatican to be among the individuals signing a declaration against modern slavery.

07/21/2015

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Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges To Meet With Pope At Vatican

Mayor Betsy Hodges is one of nine U.S. mayors who will meet Pope Francis at a conference on climate change and human trafficking. The conferences aim to raise awareness about these global problems within local communities.

07/17/2015

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Twin Cities Catholics React To The Pope’s Encyclical

Pope Francis released his encyclical “Laudato Si” Thursday, and Minnesota Catholics are starting to weigh in on the document. Jason Adkins is the executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference. During a round table discussion Thursday, he says there was a lot of talk about what the pope is asking of people.

06/18/2015

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Pope’s Plans On Abuse, Environment Shape US Bishops’ Meeting

The U.S. bishops’ point-person on the environment defended Pope Francis’ plan to issue a high-level teaching document next week on ecology and climate change, saying Wednesday that global warming was the result of moral failings that the Roman Catholic Church has a duty to address.

06/10/2015

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UN Chief To Open Vatican Climate Change Conference

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis’ highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.

04/15/2015

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Pope To Receive Final Volume Of St. John’s Bible

Pope Francis will receive a limited, fine-art edition of the final volume of the St. John’s Bible commissioned by Benedictine monks in Minnesota. The St. Peter Apostles Edition of Letters and Revelation will be presented to the pope at the Vatican on Friday.

04/11/2015

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Minnesota Priest Who Molested Boys Removed From Priesthood

Pope Francis has removed from the priesthood a former St. Paul priest who pleaded guilty in Minnesota to molesting two boys. Archbishop John Nienstedt of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese announced the Vatican’s action against Curtis Wehmeyer on Wednesday.

03/11/2015

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Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

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Best International Destinations For The Holidays

Here’s a look at five of the best international destinations for the holidays.

11/28/2014

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Student From MN Trades Skullcaps With Pope Francis

Two Boston College students studying in Rome had an up-close encounter with Pope Francis and came away with a treasured souvenir. Katie Rich of Minnetonka, Minn., and Ethan Mack of Portland, Maine, were along the barricade for an audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday.

12/13/2013

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Good Question: Why Is This Pope So Popular?

He pulled the papacy out of the palace and into the streets. That’s just one reason why Time magazine says it named Pope Francis its “Person of the Year” Wednesday. Only two other popes have ever won that distinction.

12/11/2013

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MN Native, Comedic Catholic Author Is A ‘Saint’ In New Book

St. Paul native and popular author Lino Rulli – who’s also a former WCCO-TV reporter – has a new book out. It’s called “Saint” and it’s another serving of Rulli’s humorous and irreverent take on religion and the Catholic Church. Rulli’s ability to make people laugh while talking about God has taken him far. He went from having a cable show in the Twin Cities, to reporting at WCCO, to his current job for the past seven years hosting a national daily Sirius radio show.

09/26/2013

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MN Embraces Election Of Pope Francis The First

Many Catholics throughout the state spent the afternoon glued to their TVs and iPads, waiting for word.

03/13/2013