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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

Mario Vargas (credit: Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

Man Freed On Bond After Daughter Talks To Pope Francis About Immigration Reform

After a 10-year-old California girl traveled to the Vatican to plead with Pope Francis for help as her father faced deportation, the man was released Friday on bond from immigration detention.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/28/2014

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SoCal Immigration Coalition Prepares For Trip To Vatican, Meeting With Pope Francis

The coalition’s members are hoping Pope Francis takes a specific stance on U.S. policy to grant amnesty to immigrants and urges Mr. Obama to break up the log jam in congress.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/20/2014

Archbishop Jose Gomez (credit: Don Bartletti-Pool/Getty Images)

Archbishop Gomez Discusses Selection Of Pope Francis

Pope Francis established many firsts Wednesday — first Pope named Francis, first Jesuit, first from Latin America.

03/13/2013

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Cardinal: LA’s Mahony Should Help Select Pope

The former archbishop of San Francisco said Monday that Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has a rightful place among Vatican officials who will choose the next pope.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/25/2013

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Pope Benedict XVI To Step Down From Office On Feb. 28

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation Monday, sending shock-waves through the Southland’s Catholic community of five million.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/11/2013

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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

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men walk past Christian pilgrims as they walk through the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem's old city during a Good Friday procession. (credit: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

LA Rabbi: Exoneration Of Jews In Jesus’ Death ‘Critically Important’

A local Oscar-winning rabbi is applauding Pope Benedict for clearing the Jewish people of any collective responsibility for the crucifixion of Christ.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/02/2011

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Calif. Man Arrested In Priest Assault Sues Vatican

A Northern California man who allegedly assaulted a Jesuit priest says the Vatican is liable for the molestation of he and his brother.

11/01/2010

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‘Simpsons’ Producer: Homer Is Not Catholic

The official newspaper of the Vatican says that Homer and his yellow brood are Catholics, but the producer of the long-running show disputes that claim.

10/19/2010

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