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Catholic organizations and individuals expressed a mix of emotions after Pope Francis' Jan. 11 announcement that officially opened altar serving, lectoring and eucharistic ministries to all "lay persons," rather than just men.
Former Vatican bank president Angelo Caloia and his lawyer were found guilty of money laundering and embezzling millions of euros from property sales.
The Vatican is more than 4,000 miles away from the White House, but on Wednesday it was much closer to the nation's second Catholic president than the leadership of the U.S. hierarchy.
Francis, the comic strip: Brother Leo is talking to the statues again.