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McDonald’s opens near Vatican, upsetting some purists

ROME: McDonald's has opened a franchise just steps away from the gleaming white marble dome of St. Peter's Basilica, giving indigestion to some cardinals and local business owners. There was no fanfare for the Dec. 30 opening of the U.S.…

Pope urges Pakistan to protect religious minorities

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Monday condemned the Easter suicide bomb by extremist militants that killed at least 70 people in Lahore, many of them Christians, as “hideous” and demanded that the country’s authorities protect religious…

Pope Francis arrives in South Korea

SEOUL: Pope Francis arrived in the South Korean capital Seoul on Thursday, where he will spend five days traveling around the country and meeting some of South Korea's five million Catholics on the first trip by a pontiff to Asia since…