Vatican invites all to John Paul beatification, cites “ethical” Rome hotel prices

April 6, 2011
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(Catholic pilgrims hold up photos of the late Pope John Paul in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican January 16, 2011/Giampiero Sposito)

Rising Christian anger in Malaysia over Bible seizures

March 31, 2011
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(A Bible in the Malay language at a church in Kuala Lumpur March 30, 2011/Bazuki Muhammad )

Imperfections mar hopes for “ethical” reprogrammed stem cells

By Reuters Staff
March 31, 2011
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(Institute of Cellular Medicine, in San Jose, Costa Rica, May 18, 2010/Juan Carlos Ulate )

Woody Allen jazzes it up for Rome Catholic hospital

March 29, 2011
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(Woody Allen plays the clarinet at a concert in Aviles, Spain, March 25, 2011/Eloy Alonso)

Lourdes calls a healing “remarkable,” avoiding the term “miracle”

March 29, 2011
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(Pilgrims pray at the Lourdes grotto, where the Roman Catholic tradition says St. Bernadette saw visions of the Virgin Mary in 1858, photographed on November 5, 2006/Regis Duvignau)

Catholic-atheist meetings end with Pope Benedict appeal to youth

March 26, 2011
(Catholic-atheist meeting in the Grand Amphitheatre of the Sorbonne, Paris 25 March 2011/Tom Heneghan)

(Catholic-atheist meeting in the Grand Amphitheatre of the Sorbonne, Paris 25 March 2011/Tom Heneghan)

Huge Manila human cross for Lent, against abortion

By Reuters Staff
March 10, 2011
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(People form a black and white Dominican cross in Manila March 9, 2011/Cheryl Ravelo)

Grief-stricken Pakistani Christians bury slain cabinet minister

By Reuters Staff
March 4, 2011
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(People gather near the casket of Pakistan's Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti after a funeral ceremony inside a church in Islamabad March 4, 2011/Faisal Mahmood)

Pakistan media warn of growing chaos after Christian minister slain

By Reuters Staff
March 3, 2011
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(Christians protest in Hyderabad against the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, March 3, 2011/Akram Shahid )

New American Bible changes some words such as ‘holocaust’

March 2, 2011
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(A pocket Bible, June 29, 2008/Mike Segar )

A new edition of one the most popular English-language Bibles will offer substitutes for words such as “booty” and “holocaust” to better reflect modern understanding. Nearly 50 scholars from all faiths and a committee of Roman Catholic bishops have labored since 1994 over the first fresh edition of the New American Bible since 1970, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said on Wednesday.