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Francis eschews papal splendour to live in guesthouse

April 1, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Francis has decided not to move into the papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace, but to live in a suite in the Vatican guesthouse where he has been since the beginning of the conclave that elected him.

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Holy Land Catholic Easter will move to Orthodox date

April 1, 2013
JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Ghassan Rafidi, 53, remembers enjoying celebrating Easter twice each year as a child in his village of Jifna.

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Pope worked behind scenes in 'dirty war'

Adolfo Perez Esquivel

April 1, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Francis preferred carrying out "a silent diplomacy" in helping victims versus leading a more public outcry during Argentina's "dirty war," said an Argentine Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

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Ukrainian leader has strong ties with Pope Francis

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

April 1, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

For the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, "authenticity and simplicity" characterize the man who mentored him as a young bishop and who was elected Pope Francis last month.

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Bring the good news of God's love

April 1, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Our mission as a Church is to live in the power of the Holy Spirit and bring to the suffering humanity the good news of the Lord's nearness, love and freedom.

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Whitehorse bishop defies Yukon gov't over school policy

Bishop Gary Gordon

April 1, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Whitehorse Bishop Gary Gordon continues to uphold Catholic teaching in the pastoral care of same-sex attracted youth in the Catholic schools despite opposition from the Yukon government.

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Shy Fr. Perron gave spirited homilies

Fr. Victor Perron

April 1, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

An enthusiastic devotee of the Virgin Mary, Father Victor Albert Perron travelled to Marian shrines in Europe almost yearly, often as director and guide. It's said he visited pilgrimage sites such as Lourdes and Medjugorje at least 24 times.

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Holy Spirit leads and guides the Church

Sandra Prather

April 1, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

As the College of Cardinals elected a new pope March 13, the eyes of the secular world were fixed upon the Church.

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Plan to combine 4 southeast schools stirs up parents

April 1, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Some Catholic parents in Edmonton's southeast are anxious over the prospect of having their schools closed to build one new school to serve the whole area.

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Chinese Easter

April 15, 2013

Worshippers hold candles during the Easter Vigil.

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