Pope Francis is TIME's Person of the Year
By Cristina Arreola | 12/11/2013 - 09:31

TIME Magazine has dubbed Pope Francis its Person of the Year


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Pope Francis Calls For Reform, Acceptance Of Gay People
Pope Francis Calls For Reform, Acceptance Of Gay People
By Cristina Arreola | 09/20/2013 - 09:38

Pope Francis desires a “new balance” in the Catholic Church, asking for greater involvement of women and less condemnation towards gay people. 

In an interview with an Italian Jesuit journal, Pope Francis, who was elected in March, stresses the need for reform in the Catholic Church, stating that the first change must be one of “attitude.” 

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Pope Says Gays Should Not Be Judged
Pope Says Gays Should Not Be Judged
By Amaris Castillo | 07/29/2013 - 11:39

Pope Francis surely raised many eyebrows after recently saying that gay people should not be not be judged or marginalized.

According to Yahoo! News, this statement is perhaps the most conciliatory statement from any pontiff with regards to the LGBT community.

The 76-year-old leader of the Roman Catholic Church made this candid statement to journalists during a plane ride back to Rome from a visit to Brazil.

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Pope Gives Indulgences for Following Him on Twitter
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/17/2013 - 10:06

Pope Francis is now on Twitter. It's true, the Pope has been tweeting since March of this year, and already has over two million followers.

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Pope John Paul II Will Be Declared a Saint
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/05/2013 - 10:33

The Vatican announced this morning that the Roman Catholic Church will declare the late Pope John Paul II a saint.

CNN reports that Pope Francis signed the decree Friday morning. When Pope John Paul II passed, thousands gathered in St. Peter's Square chanting "Santo subito," which means Sainthood now.

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Venezuelan President Prepares to Meet Pope Francis
Venezuelan President Prepares to Meet Pope Francis
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/11/2013 - 10:30

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced yesterday that he is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican next Monday. This comes after the Pope's call to Venezuelan's to work on reaching political reconciliation.

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Latinas Coming Out of the Closet... As Atheists
By Mandy Velez | 05/27/2013 - 09:17

“Mom is upset with me again.”

What now? I thought to myself as I stared down at the green text bubble my younger brother sent me. It was one among countless other pleas for backup when he and my mom disagreed, which was often. When you have a 15-year-old boy and a stubborn Puerto Rican woman under one roof, things are bound to get heated. Assuming my usual position as referee, I asked him what happened.

“I basically told her I'm atheist,” he wrote back.

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Mother Laura Montoya is Colombia's First Saint
By Latina Staff | 05/13/2013 - 12:30

Sunday was an important day in Colombia's history, as the first Colombian was canonized as a saint by Pope Francis. Mother Laura Montoya was named a saint by the Catholic Church, with livestreams broadcasting the moment to her hometown of Jerico, in the western state of Antioquia.

The nun, who was known as Mother Laura, founded the Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and Saint Catherine of Sienna when she left urban society in 1914 with four other young women to live in the dense jungle.

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8 Latinos In Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World" List
By Amaris Castillo | 04/18/2013 - 15:48

TIME released its tenth annual “Time 100” list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World today and we were so proud to see some Latinos dotted throughout the list, which covers everyone from icons to arists and pioneers. Below are the Latinos who made the coveted list!

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Pope Francis Rigid On Reforming “Radical Feminist” U.S. Nuns
By Amaris Castillo | 04/16/2013 - 10:09

Seems as though Pope Francis isn’t too keen on “radical” feminism. Reports are out that the new Argentine leader of the Roman Catholic Church has reaffirmed the Vatican’s criticism of a group of Catholic nuns known as the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). The group, which represents more than 80 percent of the 57,000 Catholic nuns in the United States, was decreed by the former Pope Benedict to change its ways.

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