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Love is in the air: Pope marries couple mid-flight during Chile visit

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE ­– In his five years in office, Pope Francis has gained a reputation for tossing protocol and embracing spontaneity. On Jan. 18, he did it again with another papal first: marrying two flight attendants on board his flight from Santiago to Iquique, Chile.

Proposed abortion coverage mandate opposed by bishops

SEATTLE – In response to the introduction of a new bill concerning coverage of contraception, abortion and women's reproductive health services, Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Spokane Bishop Thomas A. Daly, Yakima Bishop Joseph Tyson, and Seattle Auxiliary Bishops Eusebio Elizondo and Daniel Mueggenborg, released the following statement on Jan. 9.