Catholics still a majority in Costa Rica, but church is losing ground
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Catholics still a majority in Costa Rica, but church is losing ground

L. Arias - April 10, 2017

As Roman Catholics prepare for the biggest celebrations of the church year during Holy Week, the predominance of Costa Rica's Catholic majority is changing, researchers from the University of…

Meet Lama Thubten Wangchen: ‘We are citizens of the world’
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Newsletter
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Meet Lama Thubten Wangchen: ‘We are citizens of the world’

Elizabeth Lang - February 22, 2017

Recommended: A day with Lama Thubten Wangchen Traveling throughout the world in search of happiness, self-consciousness, peace and union has always been a constant in Lama Thubten…

A day with Lama Thubten Wangchen
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Newsletter
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A day with Lama Thubten Wangchen

Elizabeth Lang - February 22, 2017

Recommended: The Tico Times interviews Lama Thubten Wangchen It's noon on Sunday, Feb. 19 and we’re at the home of Costa Rican artist Juan Carlos Chavarría’s house…

Commenting on Zika virus, Pope Francis calls abortion ‘a human evil’
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Commenting on Zika virus, Pope Francis calls abortion ‘a human evil’

AFP - February 18, 2016

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis insisted Thursday that abortion was always a crime but hinted that the Church could exceptionally relax its ban on contraception for women at…

Pope Francis kicks off Mexico tour addressing drug trafficking and violence
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Pope Francis kicks off Mexico tour addressing drug trafficking and violence

Joshua Partlow and Gabriela Martinez | The Washington Post - February 13, 2016

MEXICO CITY – Pope Francis threw himself into the most contentious of issues roiling Mexico during his first full day here, calling on President Enrique Peña Nieto and…

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill urge Christian unity at historic Cuba talks
Cuba
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Cuba
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Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill urge Christian unity at historic Cuba talks

Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere | AFP - February 12, 2016

HAVANA, Cuba – Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill called in a historic meeting Friday for restored Christian unity and urgent action to help Christians threatened by…

Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints
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Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints

Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere and Laure Brumont | AFP - April 27, 2014

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed John Paul II and John XXIII the Catholic Church's newest saints at a festive ceremony joined by hundreds of…

Meet Juan Delgado, 26-year-old painter of popes
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Meet Juan Delgado, 26-year-old painter of popes

Robert Isenberg - April 26, 2014

How do you get permission to paint a portrait of the Pope? Most of us wouldn’t have any idea where to start, but Juan Manuel Delgado found…

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Man crushed by giant John Paul II crucifix in Italy

AFP - April 24, 2014

ROME – An Italian man was crushed to death on Wednesday by a giant crucifix honoring John Paul II that collapsed during a ceremony ahead of the…

Dissenters voice doubt over John Paul II sainthood
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Dissenters voice doubt over John Paul II sainthood

Dario Thuburn | AFP - April 22, 2014

VATICAN CITY – A much-loved pope will be declared a saint on Sunday but not everyone in the Catholic Church agrees. John Paul II also alienated many…