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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)

Parents, Child Groups React To Pope’s Spanking Statements

Parents and children’s rights groups are reacting to the Pope’s recent statement at the Vatican, saying it is acceptable to spank children, as long as their dignity is maintained.

02/06/2015

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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

37th Miccosukee Indian Arts Festival

Miccosukee Tribe Re-Elects Leader

It was a nail biter election in the hotly contested race to decide who would lead the Miccosukee Tribe for the next four-years. Only 23 votes determined Colley Billie’s reelection victory over his archenemy, ousted former chairman Billy Cypress.

11/29/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01: Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush testifies before the House Budget Committee in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. The committee members engaged in a wide-ranging debate about tax and spending policy during the hearing titiled, 'Removing The Barriers To Free Enterprise And Economic Growth.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Jeb Bush Embraces Obama Conspiracy Theory

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has not typically been one to repeat wild conspiracy theories in the past. But that’s exactly what he did this week when he repeated a wild story making the rounds on the fringes of the right wing.

CBS Miami–11/29/2013

Gloria & Emilio Estefan Meet Pope Francis (Source: Estefan Enterprises, Inc.)

S. Florida’s Gloria & Emilio Estefan Meet Pope Francis

South Florida’s own Grammy Award winning singer, Gloria Estefan and husband Emilio Estefan, were invited to a private mass with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

CBS Miami–05/13/2013

Pope Francis (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Francis To Be Installed As Pope Tuesday

A new era at the Vatican will officially start a little after 4 a.m. eastern time when Francis will be installed as the new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.

CBS Miami–03/18/2013

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S. Florida Argentineans Cheer New Pope

Buenos Aires Bakery and Cafe on Miami Beach was buzzing Wednesday following the announcement that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was selected as the next pope.

CBS4–03/13/2013

Victims of priest abuse urge cardinals to choose the next Pope wisely.  (Source: CBS4)

Victims Of Priest Abuse In Rome To Urge Cardinals To Choose Wisely

While many pilgrams on a spiritual journey are flocking to Rome to observe history in the making, others have made the treck here to expose hurt anger and outrage.

CBS4–03/10/2013

Cardinals arrive at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations on March 4, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Conclave Of Cardinals: How Does It Work?

The race to replace Pope Benedict XVI is underway at The Vatican as more than 100 cardinals gathered Monday without a Pope to lead them. They’re holding two meetings Monday, in which they may set a date for the next conclave to select a new Pope.

CBS4–03/04/2013

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

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