Pope Francis I
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the First Latin Pope
By Samantha Leal | 03/14/2013 - 11:46

History was made as the new pope was named – and he is Latino! Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, 76, became the new pope who will lead 1.2 billion Catholics. Pope Francis (as he’s now named) is the first Latin American to be named as such. But what do you really know about him? Here are ten things you definitely need to know.


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Pope Francis I
The Way We Worship: Why Latinos Are Leaving the Catholic Church
By Franziska Castillo | 03/14/2013 - 11:20

More Latinos than ever are leaving the Catholic Church for other religions and spiritual practices—whether it be Pentecostalism, Islam or no spiritual practice at all. What the way we worship says about us as a changing community.


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Leonardo Sandri, Argentine Cardinal
Pope Benedict Resigns, Argentine Cardinal May Take His Place
By Kamren Curiel | 02/12/2013 - 12:26

Argentina's Leonardo Sandri may be in the running to become the first Latin American to lead the world’s one billion Roman Catholics after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation Monday.   
In the midst of what was supposed to be a routine meeting with cardinals about potential saints, Pope Benedict (born Joseph Ratzinger) delivered the news in Latin that he is resigning on Feb. 28 because of old age. Benedict will become the first pope in 600 years to resign.


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A Growing Number of Latinos Are Not Religious
By Samantha Leal | 08/28/2012 - 17:00

A Pew Hispanic Center National Survey shows that with each new generation, Latinos have become ingreasingly less religious. The survey shows that while around one in ten foreign-born Latinos are not religiously affiliated (9 percent), that number doubles for native-born Latinos (20 percent). Third-generation Latinos continue the trend, wtih 24 percent reporting that they are not religiously affiliated. 


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Religious Leaders Want to Bar Ricky Martin from Entering Honduras
Religious Leaders Try to Bar Ricky Martin from Honduras
By Fox News Latino | 10/05/2011 - 14:00

An ecumenical group of religious leaders have demanded that the Honduran government deny a visa to Ricky Martin, arguing that he represents a bad moral example for the country's youth. 


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EXCLUSIVE: Edward James Olmos on his 'Dexter' Role: “I’m A Very Good Guy Doing Very Bad Things.”
By Lee Hernandez | 09/30/2011 - 13:41

This Sunday, Oscar-nominated Mexican actor Edward James Olmos joins the hit Showtime drama Dexter in the role of James Gellar, a professor of religion and a killer motivated by Scripture. We called up the veteran character actor yesterday to get all of the juicy details on his highly anticipated new role on the show, and we must admit: he scared the crap out of us!


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Rick Gonzalez Has a God Complex in Lady Gaga's New Music Video for "Judas"
By Mariela Rosario | 05/09/2011 - 08:55

Rick Gonzalez has been in a bunch of films (Old School, War of the Worlds, Coach Carter) and starred in the cult TV series Reaper, but it's his latest role as Jesus—yes, as in the Jesus—in Lady Gaga's controversial new music video for her single "Judas" that has him in the spotlight these days.


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Junk Castle
Spanish Man Builds Cathedral From Trash
By Amaris Castillo | 04/06/2011 - 15:30

An elderly man from Spain has steadily built a cathedral out of salvaged materials over the past 50 years. 


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Latinos Reluctant About Organ Donations
Latinos Reluctant About Organ Donations
By Grace Bastidas | 04/03/2011 - 14:00

Flip over your driver’s license or state-issued ID. Are you an organ donor? Turns out that Latinos, especially Mexican-Americans, are less likely to “make an anatomical gift” than Americans in general. This is especially alarming considering our numbers are growing steadily, and we could be saving lives.

Some of this reticence centers on religion, as many believe that in order to enter heaven their body must be whole. In many cases, they also think that organ donors can’t have open casket funerals.


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Puerto Rican Pastor Attacks Ricky Martin For Being Gay
By Irasema Romero | 04/01/2011 - 15:00

Ricky Martin kicked off his Music, Soul and Sex tour last Friday in Puerto Rico, but the set of four sold-out concerts didn’t please everyone. Wanda Rolon, a pastor of the First Christian Church in Northern Puerto Rico, took it upon herself to attack Ricky Martin for being gay.


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