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Tony Melendez says Pope John Paul II literally changed his life. (credit: CBS)

Local Man Excited For Canonization Sunday Of The Pope Who Changed His Life

Listening to Tony Melendez sing and play, she says, you’d never guess — that he was born without arms.

04/25/2014

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Choir Singer From LA’s 1987 Papal Masses Will See Late Pope John Paul II Enter Sainthood

A Palms couple has reason to be especially happy as Pope John Paul II becomes one of two popes to be canonized into sainthood next Sunday.

04/21/2014

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Pope Francis Orders Survey Of Catholics On Hot-Button Social Issues

U.S. bishops are among those the pope is asking to find out from their parishioners how they feel about abortion, same-sex marriage, divorce and birth control.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/06/2013

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Local Students Hail Selection Of New Pope

The new pope is 76-years-old. But his age doesn’t mean young people can’t relate to him.

03/13/2013

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Gov. Brown Pleased New Pope Is Jesuit

Gov. Jerry Brown, who trained as a Jesuit, said Wednesday that he is pleased to see a Jesuit elected pope.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/13/2013

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Southland Catholics Hold All-Night Prayer Vigil Downtown For Election Of New Pope

Southland Catholics Tuesday wrapped up an all-night prayer vigil for the election of the next pope at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/12/2013

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Overnight Vigil Held In Los Angeles As Cardinals Elect New Pope

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels was host to an overnight vigil that focused prayer towards the cardinals as they elect a new pope in the Vatican.

03/11/2013

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Southland Roman Catholics Attend Mass Before Papal Conclave

Roman Catholics across the Southland Sunday attended mass less than 48 hours before the papal conclave.

03/10/2013

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College Of Cardinals Cut Off Communication With Media

The College of Cardinals, who are in Vatican City to select a new pope to replace Pope Benedict XVI, cut off communication with the media on Wednesday after Italian newspapers reported on confidential pre-conclave proceedings.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/06/2013

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Alleged Church Sex Abuse Victim Outraged Over Mahony’s Inclusion In Papal Conclave

A woman who claims she was sexually abused by her parish priest as a child traveled to Rome to protest retired Cardinal Roger Mahony’s participation in the papal conclave.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/04/2013

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As Cardinals Pick The Next Pope, CBS2 Reporter At The Vatican To Follow Every Step

As all eyes turn to the Vatican to watch the papal conclave, CBS2 and KCAL9’s Suraya Fadel reported live from Vatican City on the KCAL9 News at 10 p.m. Sunday and CBS2 News at 11 p.m.

03/03/2013

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Cardinal Mahony Visits Vatican, Will Participate In Conclave Despite Petition

Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony was in Rome Thursday despite protestors’ calls for him to abstain from taking part in Pope Benedict XVI’s farewell and the upcoming conclave.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/28/2013

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Make-A-Wish Organization Flies OC Teen To Italy To Meet The Pope

A 17-year-old girl with a rare autoimmune disease had her dream come true when was granted a trip to Italy, where she met the pope.

04/13/2012

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Los Angeles Bishop Resigns, Says He Has 2 Kids

The pope has accepted the early resignation of a Los Angeles bishop who recently acknowledged being the father of two teenagers.

01/04/2012

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