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Pope Francis gestures as arrives for a meeting with the poor held at Cagliari's cathedral son September 22, 2013. The pope is on a one-day pastoral visit to Sardinia to meet workers, business representatives, prisoners, the poor, young people, leading representatives from the world of culture and the islands Catholic bishops. The pontiff wanted to visit the Marian shrine of Bonaria ('Good air') because it gave his hometown of Buenos Aires its name. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo by: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Receives Positive Reaction For Hot-Button Issues

Catholics around the world are reacting to Pope Francis’ recent remarks that the church has become too focused on “small-minded rules” on hot-button issues like homosexuality, abortion and contraceptives. So far, may of the reactions have been positive.

09/22/2013

Archbishop Thomas Wenski prays for peace in Syria. (Source: CBS4)

Archbishop Wenksi Prays For Peace In Syria

Catholics across South Florida joined Catholics all around the world praying for peace in Syria. The pope called for a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria and the Middle East.

09/07/2013

Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims, for the last time as head of the Catholic Church, from the window of Castel Gandolfo where he will start his retirement on February 28, 2013 in Rome, Italy. s  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

South Florida Watched Final Hours Of Pope Benedict’s Papacy

Pope Benedict XVI is in the final hours of his papacy and South Florida Catholics are watching every moment of his historic resignation.

CBS4–02/28/2013

Archbishop Thomas Wenski (Source: CBS4)

Archbishop Wenski Weighs In On Selection Of Next Pope

Catholics may have a new Pope sooner than expected. Just a few days before he steps down, Pope Benedict the 16th revised the rules for how his successor is chosen. Cardinals no longer have to wait 15 days after the Pope resigns to begin voting for a new Holy Father. Meantime, Miami’s Archbishop Thomas Wenski weighed in on the selection of the next Pope while talking to CBS4’s Brian Andrews.

CBS4–02/26/2013

(Photo by: Ron Sachs / Pool via CNP)

Poll: Contraception Battle Doesn’t Impact Obama Rating Among Catholics

Based on new polling from Gallup, it appears Catholics didn’t change their opinion of President Barack Obama after his recent decision forcing insurers to cover the cost of birth control.

CBS4–02/14/2012

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White House Changes Contraception Rule

Just days after the White House announced plans to force insurers to pay for birth control; the Obama Administration announced additional rules that will pacify religious groups that oppose birth control.

CBS4–02/10/2012

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