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  • Pope Francis waves during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Jan. 11, 2015. Photo by REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini.
    January 29, 2015   BY Ruth Tam 

    Starting Feb. 16, the Vatican will offer free shaves and haircuts to the homeless every Monday in St. Peter’s Square. The project is being spearheaded by Pope Francis’ almoner, Konrad Krajewski, who was inspired by a homeless man named Franco. Continue reading

  • JOHN PAUL II
    April 20, 2014  

    On April 27, Pope Francis will hold an unprecedented ceremony at the Vatican: a double canonization of two former popes. What’s the significance of this event? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Rachel Zoll, the religion writer for the Associated Press, about the specifics behind the decision to turn both Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II into saints. Continue reading