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Collins elevated to Cardinal

January 6, 2012
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TORONTO – Cardinal designate Thomas Collins is not anticipating great changes in his life after Pope Benedict XVI officially elevates him next month to the College of Cardinals.

His primary duty, he said, will be to continue to provide faithful leadership to the Archdiocese of Toronto.

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We Three Kings

January 16, 2012

Children dressed as the Three Kings bring forward the offertory gifts to Pope Benedict

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Iraqi churches cancel Christmas Midnight Mass

January 16, 2012

Chaldean Catholic officials cancelled traditional Christmas Eve midnight Masses in December because of security risks.

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Pray with your children, pope urges parents

January 16, 2012

If children do not learn to pray from their parents, it will be difficult for them to ever learn to communicate with God naturally, simply and deeply, Pope Benedict said.

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L.A. bishop resigns after revealing he has 2 children

January 16, 2012

Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala has resigned after disclosing to superiors that he is the father of two children.

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German snow church

January 16, 2012

A Catholic priest walks inside a church made of snow Dec. 28 in the Bavarian village of Mitterfirmiansreut, near the German-Czech border.

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John Paul's childhood Jewish friend dies at 90

Jerzy Kluger

January 16, 2012

Jerzy Kluger, known as Blessed John Paul II's lifelong Jewish friend and one who had a deep impact on the pope's commitment to improved Catholic-Jewish relations, died in Rome Dec. 31 at the age of 90.

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Former Episcopal bishop to oversee ex-Anglicans

January 16, 2012

Pope Benedict has established a U.S. ordinariate for former Anglicans who wish to become Catholics and named a married former Episcopal bishop to head it.

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Durocher decries vandalism at local Islamic centre

January 16, 2012

Archbishop Paul-André Durocher of Gatineau, Quebec, has denounced recent acts of vandalism against a mosque in his diocese.

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Christmas church bombings kill 40 in Nigeria

January 16, 2012

Boko Haram, a Nigerian group that purports to be inspired by Islam, claimed responsibility for Christmas bombings that killed more than 40 people, including Muslim passersby, at two churches in Nigeria.

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