Pope John Paul II

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - OCTOBER 15: Pope Francis waves to the faithful during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on October 15, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Speaking to the crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square for the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis encouraged the faithful never to lose hope. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope’s Role In Cuba Deal Fractures Cuban-American Flock

The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.

12/21/2014

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South Florida Mass Set To Pray For Political Prisoners

South Florida community members are set to gather Saturday at a mass meant to pray for Cuba’s political prisoners.

08/30/2014

VATICAN CITY - APRIL 4: Pope John Paul II weaves to the faithful during Palm Sunday at St Peter's Square April 4, 2004 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

John Paul II Cleared For Sainthood

John Paul II, the beloved former leader of the Roman Catholic Church, has been cleared for sainthood by Pope Francis. The move came after a second miracle was attributed to John Paul II’s intercession.

CBS Miami–07/05/2013

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Miami Archdiocese Surprised By Pope’s Resignation

Pope Benedict XVI stunned the Catholic world Monday morning by announcing his resignation from the job effective at the end of February.

CBS Miami–02/11/2013

(Source: AP/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope to Hold Public Mass In Cuba

While the Cuban community paraded the 400-year-old statue of the their Patron Saint, the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre into the town of Casablanca; Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega spoke about the Pope’s upcoming visit to Cuba in 2012.

CBS4–12/20/2011

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Pope Expected To Announce Trip To Cuba

The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, will visit Cuba this Spring. Monsignor Jose Feliz Perez, who is in Cuba, said Pope Benedict will formally announce the trip on Monday.

CBS4–12/08/2011