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

Costa Rica still a conservative society, survey finds
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica still a conservative society, survey finds

L. Arias - January 18, 2017

Results of a survey conducted by the University of Costa Rica (UCR) found that most Ticos maintain a conservative stance on controversial issues related to society and human…

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
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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…

Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a US mosque next week
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Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a US mosque next week

Michelle Boorstein and Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post - January 31, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama will make the first visit during his presidency to a U.S. mosque, the White House announced Saturday, part of the administration's push to…

Boehner recounts ’emotional’ holy hug with Pope Francis
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Everyone's favorite pope
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Boehner recounts ’emotional’ holy hug with Pope Francis

Michael Mathes | AFP - September 25, 2015

John Boehner has enjoyed highs and lows during his quarter-century in Congress, but an intimate moment with Pope Francis -- one day before the Republican resigned as…

Pope Francis tells bishops that clergy abuse must not be repeated
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Pope Francis tells bishops that clergy abuse must not be repeated

Abby Ohlheiser, Greg Jaffe, Michael E. Ruane and Steve Hendrix | The Washington Post - September 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pope Francis plunged into his first U.S. visit with gusto Wednesday, embracing the adulation of jubilant crowds across Washington even as he confronted controversy in…

Pope Francis arrives for historic first US visit
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Pope Francis arrives for historic first US visit

Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere | AFP - September 22, 2015

See also: 5 things Pope Francis gets totally right about climate change ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, U.S. – Pope Francis arrived in the United States on Tuesday for his…

5 things Pope Francis gets totally right about climate change
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Arts and Culture
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5 things Pope Francis gets totally right about climate change

Chelsea Harvey | Special To The Washington Post - September 22, 2015

Pope Francis's six-day trip to the U.S. is highly anticipated – and not just among U.S. Catholics. The pope's progressive stances have earned him nearly unprecedented favor with liberal-leaning…