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Pope Francis speaks up for Roma people's rights

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the "hostility and contempt" that Roma people face in everyday life, and he called for better efforts to integrate them into "civilized life."

Speaking off the cuff at the end of a Vatican-hosted...

A rebel priest makes his mark in Detroit

DETROIT --From Catholic priest to runway model to same-sex marriage advocate, Bishop Karl Rodig has undergone several spiritual transformations in the last decades.

And in the process of saving souls, the self-proclaimed rebel has saved a ...