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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

Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

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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Twin Cities Archdiocese, Vatican Accused Of Destroying Priest Child Porn Tapes

There are new allegations that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis destroyed as many as five suspected child porn videos — and that the Vatican knew what happened. This latest allegation involving the Twin Cities Catholic Church comes as a direct result of a landmark agreement between the church and victims. The agreement has resulted in more names of priests, suspected of sexual abuse against a minor, being released.

11/13/2014

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Fire In Minn. Church Reveals Exquisite Mural

A church fire in southwestern Minnesota revealed a surprise that members are now working to restore. Flames and plumes of smoke were pouring out of St. Gabriel’s Church in Fulda when firefighters arrived in April.

06/20/2014

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Secret Church Documents Show Vatican’s Role In Sex Abuse

Attorneys said 6,000 pages of secret church documents reveal in detail the Vatican’s role in child sex abuse cases. St. Paul-based attorney Jeff Anderson said the letters show an elaborate abuse cover-up in Milwaukee from the 1950s through today.

07/01/2013

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MN Man Has Papal Connection Over Hot Button Issue

Pope Francis has wrapped up his first full day as leader of the Roman Catholic Church. He celebrated his first Mass as Holy Father in the Sistine Chapel with the Cardinals who elected him.

03/14/2013

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Good Question: How Does The Vatican Make Colored Smoke?

For 100 years, the Vatican’s smoke signal has rarely been a black or white matter. Black means no Pope, white means the Cardinals have selected a Pope. But how does the Vatican get the smoke to be the right color?

03/12/2013

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Vatican Reporter John Thavis On WCCO Morning News

strong>John Thavis, a thirty year veteran of the international Catholic News Service, joined Dave Lee from Rome to discuss Pope Benedict’s last public appearance.

02/27/2013

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UST Catholic Studies Professor Reflects On Pope Benedict Resignation

University of St Thomas Catholic Studies Professor Dr. Don Briel joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News

02/11/2013

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Attorney: Vatican Didn’t Turn Over All Documents

A lawyer says the Vatican has failed to turn over all the documents ordered by a federal judge in an Oregon sexual abuse case.

08/22/2011

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Lawyer For Wis. Accuser: Vatican Rejected Lawsuit

The attorney for a man who says he was sexually abused decades ago by a now-deceased priest at a Wisconsin school for the deaf says the Vatican has refused to be served with a lawsuit over the matter.

01/31/2011

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Lawyer For Wis. Accuser: Vatican Rejected Lawsuit

The attorney for a man who says he was sexually abused decades ago by a now-deceased priest at a Wisconsin school for the deaf alleged Sunday that the Vatican refused to be served with a lawsuit over the matter.

01/30/2011