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Pope Francis caresses a guide dog during a private audience to members of the media on March 16, 2013 at the Paul VI hall at the Vatican. (file photo)

Pope's words on dogs in heaven has tongues, tails wagging

Pope Francis’ words of consolation to a young boy who was mourning the death of his dog has re-ignited the debate about whether pets can make it to heaven. According to the New York Times, Pope Francis said in a recent public appearance in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square that ...

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Marine banned from daughter’s school after flap with administration over Islam-related assignment

Kevin Wood, a retired Marine corporal whose family resides in Maryland, wasn’t pleased when his daughter was told to write a paper about the Islamic faith in her eleventh grade history class. According to WTTG-TV, when Wood asked the administration at La Plata High School if they would consider an alternative ...

Church offers up frosty beer for the faithful

One Oklahoma church is offering up frosty beers this Sunday to those who would like to worship the old fashioned way through hymns. East Side Christian Church in Tulsa posted on its marquee out front that it is offering Beer and Hymns Sunday night as part of a weekend-long discussion ...

FILE -- In this photo taken on Nov. 4 1958,  Pope John XXIII, just after being crowned pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, raises his hand in blessing at the Vatican, Nov. 4, 1958.  John XXIII will be made saint together with late Pope John Paul II during a solemn ceremony at the Vatican Sunday. (AP Photo)

Photos: The life of Pope John XXIII

A look at some of the iconic images of Pope John XXIII.

VATICAN CITY - DECEMBER 17:  Pope John Paul II waves during his weekly audience December 17, 2003 in  Vatican City.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Photos: Remembering Pope John Paul II

A look back at some of the iconic images of Pope John Paul II.

Raw: Pope Francis Announces Holy Land Trip

Raw: Pope Francis Announces Holy Land Trip

Pope Francis announced on Sunday that he would travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan in May, his first visit to the Holy Land and one that comes amid a new US push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. (Jan. 5)

Pope Gives Words of Hope for New Year

Pope Gives Words of Hope for New Year

Pope Francis offers words of "strength, courage, hope" in new year. Attendees in Vatican City respond to his words of inspiration. (Jan 01)

Pope Gives Words of Hope for New Year

Pope Gives Words of Hope for New Year

Pope Francis offers words of "strength, courage, hope" in new year. Attendees in Vatican City respond to his words of inspiration. (Jan 01)

Raw: Pope Delivers Christmas Message

Raw: Pope Delivers Christmas Message

Pope Francis delivered a traditional Christmas message to a worldwide audience along with tens of thousands packed into St. Peter's Square. Francis is celebrating his first Christmas as pope. (Dec. 25)

Raw: Pope Celebrates First Christmas Eve Mass

Raw: Pope Celebrates First Christmas Eve Mass

Pope Francis has begun celebrating his first Christmas Eve Mass as pontiff by placing a baby Jesus statue in a replica of a manger in St. Peter's Basilica. (Dec. 24)

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