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  1. Did Pope Francis Abolish Hell?The Vatican is equivocating about what Francis did and didn’t say, but it’s certainly reviving some very old debates about the afterlife.
  2. my big foreign trip
    Pope Francis Gives President Trump Some Pretty Pointed GiftsIncluding a copy of his 2015 encyclical on climate change and the environment — which Trump promised he’d read.
  3. Callista Gingrich an Odd Vatican Ambassador for an Odd PresidentHer identification with two adulterous pols whose policies are deplored in the Vatican won’t make life easy for America’s new representative.
  4. Newt: Callista Gingrich Could Be Ambassador to VaticanNewt couldn’t make it into the Trump administration but his wife may be able to.
  5. field trips
    Bernie Sanders Meets With Pope FrancisFor five whole minutes.
  6. crimes and misdeamnors
    Vatican Is Still Charging Journalists for Publishing Secret DocumentsOtherwise known as “reporting.”
  7. pope police
    Vatican Police Arrest Two for Allegedly Leaking Secret Papal DocumentsHoly See PD.
  8. climate change
    Even the Pope Can’t Make de Blasio Run on TimeIn the mayor’s defense, however, he can’t control the weather — although the mayors assembled in Rome would like to.
  9. The Worst Thing About Being Pope Is Not Going Out for PizzaAccording to Pope Francis. 
  10. his holiness
    The Pope Is Coming!Well, maybe.
  11. Pope Benedict Did a Lot of Defrocking His Last 2 YearsOf priests who abused children.
  12. Native American Canonized As Catholic Saint, First From North AmericaBlessed Kateri Tekakwitha is finally getting her due, 331 years after her death.
  13. pope benedict xvi
    Pope Now Acknowledges That, Actually, Several Instances Probably Call for the Use of a Condom“For Benedict, the use of condoms by people infected with H.I.V. could be ‘the first step of responsibility, whether it’s a man or woman or a transsexual.’”
  14. the gods must be crazy
    Pope: ‘The Greatest Persecution of the Church Doesn’t Come From Enemies on the Outside But Is Born From the Sins Within the Church’Maybe the Church’s latest troubles aren’t the fault of the ‘Times’ after all!
  15. the gods must be crazy
    Times Sets Sights on Vatican Chief DefenderToday’s paper examines the past decisions of Cardinal William Levada.
  16. confusing things
    Gay Prostitution Ring Busted in the VaticanIt was the choir. It’s always the choir.