Prayer

Pope Francis blesses faithful from his studio's window overlooking St. Peter's Square on the occasion of the Regina Coeli noon prayer at the Vatican, Sunday, May 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 14, 2017 - 9:41 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has invited faithful in St. Peter's Square to join him in silent prayer for each one's own mother, including those in Heaven. Greeting tourists and Romans on Sunday from a window overlooking the square, Francis noted that in many countries Mother's Day was being...
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Pope Francis walks past a statue of the Virgin Mary prior to the start of a mass at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Fatima, Portugal. The pontiff will canonize on Saturday two poor, illiterate shepherd children whose visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago marked one of the most important events of the 20th-century Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 13, 2017 - 8:11 am
FATIMA, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis at Fatima (all times local): ___ 1:10 p.m. The Vatican says a half-million people attended Pope Francis' open-air Mass in Fatima to make two shepherd children saints, 100 years after they said the Virgin Mary appeared to them in the Portuguese town...
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Pope Francis prays at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima Friday, May 12, 2017, in Fatima, Portugal. Pope Francis will canonize on Saturday two poor, illiterate shepherd children whose visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago marked one of the most important events of the 20th-century Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 12, 2017 - 5:26 pm
FATIMA, Portugal (AP) — Pope Francis urged Catholics on Friday to "tear down all walls" and spread peace as he traveled to this Portuguese shrine town to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the most unique events of the 20th-century Catholic Church: the visions of the Virgin Mary reported by three...
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Pope Francis prays at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima Friday, May 12, 2017, in Fatima, Portugal. Pope Francis will canonize on Saturday two poor, illiterate shepherd children whose visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago marked one of the most important events of the 20th-century Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 12, 2017 - 4:18 pm
FATIMA, Portugal (AP) — Pope Francis urged Catholics on Friday to "tear down all walls" and spread peace as he traveled to this Portuguese shrine town to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the most unique events of the 20th-century Catholic Church: the visions of the Virgin Mary reported by three...
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Pilgrims walk by a 26 metre tall giant glow-in-the-dark rosary, titled "Suspension" by the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, above the entrance of Basilica of the Holy Trinity, in Fatima, Portugal, Thursday, May 11, 2017. Pope Francis is visiting the Fatima shrine on May 12 and 13 to canonize two Portuguese shepherd children whose "visions" of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago turned the sleepy farming town of Fatima into a major Catholic pilgrimage site. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
May 12, 2017 - 7:04 am
FATIMA, Portugal (AP) — Pope Francis and pilgrims from around the world are flocking to a Catholic shrine town in Portugal to honor two poor, illiterate shepherd children whose visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago marked one of the most important events of the 20th-century Catholic Church...
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Pilgrims walk by a 26 metre tall giant glow-in-the-dark rosary, titled "Suspension" by the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, above the entrance of Basilica of the Holy Trinity, in Fatima, Portugal, Thursday, May 11, 2017. Pope Francis is visiting the Fatima shrine on May 12 and 13 to canonize two Portuguese shepherd children whose "visions" of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago turned the sleepy farming town of Fatima into a major Catholic pilgrimage site. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
May 12, 2017 - 3:15 am
FATIMA, Portugal (AP) — Pope Francis and pilgrims from around the world are flocking to a Catholic shrine town in Portugal to honor two poor, illiterate shepherd children whose visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago marked one of the most important events of the 20th-century Catholic Church...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a school choice event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump plans to sign an executive order Thursday, May 4, targeting a rarely enforced IRS rule that says churches that endorse political candidates risk losing their tax-exempt status. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 04, 2017 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is seeking to further weaken enforcement of an IRS rule barring churches and tax-exempt groups from endorsing political candidates, in a long-anticipated executive order on religious freedom that has disappointed some of his supporters. As he marks the...
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This combination of 2016 and 2017 photos shows, top row from left, Alan Halsey, Rebecca Esparza, Laverne Jones Gore and Marjan Vayghan; middle row from left, James McDonald, Brooke Streech, Suliman Bandas and Rick Yearick; bottom row from left, Kate Young, Carolee Upshur, Amellia Sones and Ed Harry. One hundred days into Donald Trump’s presidency, The Associated Press asked people from across the country to write a letter to the president. (AP Photo)
April 26, 2017 - 4:55 pm
They are young and old: a high school student who can't yet vote, a Vietnam vet who did so proudly. They hail from all corners of the United States and very different walks of life: a "downhome boy" from Kentucky, a third-generation Mexican-American from Texas, a stay-at-home mom in Pennsylvania,...
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This combination of 2016 and 2017 photos shows, top row from left, Alan Halsey, Rebecca Esparza, Laverne Jones Gore and Marjan Vayghan; middle row from left, James McDonald, Brooke Streech, Suliman Bandas and Rick Yearick; bottom row from left, Kate Young, Carolee Upshur, Amellia Sones and Ed Harry. One hundred days into Donald Trump’s presidency, The Associated Press asked people from across the country to write a letter to the president. (AP Photo)
April 26, 2017 - 12:06 pm
They are young and old: a high school student who can't yet vote, a Vietnam vet who did so proudly. They hail from all corners of the United States and very different walks of life: a "downhome boy" from Kentucky, a third-generation Mexican-American from Texas, a stay-at-home mom in Pennsylvania,...
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