Pope Francis is taking a literal view of the devil, a departure from the softer stance of the Catholic Church over the past 15 years.
John Paul II and John Paul XXIII are made saints, as 1 million gather in St. Peter's Square to attend the double-canonization mass led by Pope Francis.
Despite a mysterious hole in his skull, the fate of Celestine V was not murder, researchers say. Continue reading →
Italian archaeologists have discovered in Turkey the long-sought Plutonion, or Pluto's Gate, a site believed to be a portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman religion.
The ancient Plutonium, a poisonous cave found in Turkey, was believed in Greco-Roman mythology to be the portal to hell.
Pope Francis is the first pontiff since 913 to choose a name unused by a predecessor. ->
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Jorge Mario Bergoglio, an Argentine cardinal of Italian family descent, has been elected Pope Francis I. ->
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