Tag: Pope

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International

World Youth Day: Rio’s Copacabana stages show for pope

A group places the World Youth Day Cross on the stage during the Stations of the Cross event, on the Copacabana beachfront in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis presided over one of the most solemn rites of the Catholic Church on Friday, a procession re-enacting Christ’s crucifixion that received a Broadway-like treatment befitting its improbable location, Rio’s hedonistic Copacabana beach.

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Opinion

New pope brings hope for an era of outreach

by Donna Brazile (CNN) — “I hope you haven’t made a mistake,” Pope Francis told the cardinals at his celebratory dinner after he was chosen to lead the Catholic Church. He then urged the assembled hierarchy to nourish their bodies, and said with a grin, “May God forgive you for what you’ve done.”