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What did the pope do in the hospital? Ate pizza, visited cancer patients, baptized a baby
He's probably heading home Saturday, according to the Vatican: Pope Francis is expected to be discharged from hospital and return
Vatican rejects German proposal for lay preaching, baptisms
Details: The Vatican’s liturgy czar has intervened against the implementation of resolutions of the German Synodal Way that demand laypeople
Reported Eucharistic miracle has connection to Blessed Michael McGivney
Could this lead to his canonization? Details: As Connecticut Catholics approach Easter, the faithful are flocking to tiny Thomaston following
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