U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

1942: The Germans begin sending Jews to the Auschwitz II–Birkenau extermination camp in Poland. Through late 1944, 1.3 million prisoners died at the camp, most of them in its gas chambers. Those not killed in the gas chambers died of starvation, forced labor, infectious diseases, individual executions and medical experiments. On Jan. 27, 1945, Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet troops, a day commemorated around the world as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Holocaust survivors ask for financial aide

Holocaust survivor leaders from here in Flroida and across the United States have sent a letter to Pope Francis asking that he persuade the German government to provide desperately needed financial support for tens of thousands of Holocaust…

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Citizens seek healing after church massacre

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Friday was different, but no less emotional, because she and others woke up knowing the man accused of killing nine black community leaders during a Bible study at a historic church was behind bars.


Pope credited with 'half miracle'

Pope Francis is being Pope Francis is being credited with a "half miracle" for turning St. Gennaro's blood to liquid in front of witnesses.

Courtesy of St. Augustine Diocese

Items found Jan. 7 inside a 1966 time capsule in the Cathedral of St. Augustine during renovations to the main altar. Items found inside include newspapers from the day, a few pictures, a note from one of the painters and two medallions of Pope Paul VI.

1966 time capsule found in cathedral altar

A time capsule from 1966 was discovered Wednesday in the marble altar of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Items inside include newspapers from the day, a few pictures, a note from one of the painters and two medallions of Pope Paul VI.

"Super Pope" grafitti on streets of Vatican City

It wasn't enough that Pope Francis was named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" or that he fronted this week's Rolling Stone magazine. Now there's SuperPope graffiti sprouting up around the Vatican.

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Part of Pope John Paul II's will ignored in the name of history

John Paul's personal papers will be published in a book  due out next month.

Taking the name Pope Francis... The new holy father will hold a televised mass tomorrow at Noon our time. He is a pontiff of firsts... not only is he the first pope from Latin America...and the first Jesuit pope .. he is the first to take the name Francis... and He broke with tradition and asked the crowd outside his balcony to pray for him.

Jax Catholics react to new pope

For many Catholics in Jacksonville, the new pope means a new direction for the Catholic church.

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Obama: U.S. pope would do just as well

As cardinals gather at the Vatican to elect a new pope, President Barack Obama said he believes U.S. politics wouldn't stand in the way of an American pope doing his job.


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