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Pope tells bishops to get out of their churches

07/27/2013 8:26am
Pope Francis on Saturday challenged bishops from around the world to get out of their churches and preach, and to have the courage to go to the farthest margins of society to find the faithful.

Catholics hear pope's call to shake up church

07/27/2013 1:12pm
In the thick of his historic visit to Brazil this week, Pope Francis urged young Catholics to make a "mess" in their dioceses and break out of their spiritual cages.

Women with bitter past run for Chile's presidency

07/27/2013 2:39pm
Their history is the history of Chile. Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei were childhood friends whose fathers became top generals on opposite sides of the country's deep political divide.

Pope dons Indian headdress after Brazil speech

07/27/2013 3:07pm
Pope Francis has delighted a crowd in Rio de Janeiro by donning a colorful Indian headdress handed to him by a member of a Brazilian tribe.

Pope speaks out on Amazon during Brazil trip

07/27/2013 4:03pm
Pope Francis took on the defense of the Amazon and the environment near the end of his weeklong trip to Brazil, as he donned a colorful Indian headdress Saturday and urged that the rainforest be treated as a garden.

15 arrests in Peru anti-govt protests

07/27/2013 4:07pm
Peruvian riot police wielding tear gas and batons have halted a march on Congress by several thousand protesters upset with President Ollanta Humala and a political class they consider inept and corrupt.

Pope to Rio youth: Jesus better than World Cup

07/27/2013 7:02pm
Pope Francis spoke the language of Brazil's soccer-mad youth Saturday, telling them that being a good Catholic is like training to play soccer. Only he added a seemingly blasphemous twist, telling them Jesus offers them "something more than the World Cup."

Cuban ballet co-founder Fernando Alonso dies at 98

07/27/2013 9:29pm
Cuban state media say that Fernando Alonso, co-founder of Cuba's National Ballet, has died. He was 98.