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Local Pilgrims Depart For Rome To Witness Late Popes' Canonization

EL SEGUNDO (CBSLA.com) — A reported 50 people departed from Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday to en route to Rome to witness the late Pope John Paul II enter sainthood. 266 more words

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Vatican Library to digitize millions of pages

The Vatican Library plans to digitize 40 million pages of archives — and it could take 109 years to do so. (But I wouldn’t be surprised if they find a way to speed up the process.) The library was founded in 1451 and it holds about 82,000 manuscripts, some of which date back 1,800 years.  111 more words

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Ranjit Sinha, the Vatican, and the crooked AgustaWestland helicopter deal - Chitra Subramaniam

“The crux of the matter is that Indian taxpayers were fooled , India was cheated, Italian courts have produced evidence that bribes were paid, Switzerland has extradited one of the middlemen, and we are being led to believe that India is working furiously to find the guilty. 2,053 more words

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Photo of the Week: Ceiling Art

I can’t tell you which ceiling this is or who is responsible for it, but I can tell you that it’s beautiful. Walking through the Vatican Museums, you don’t know where to look. 60 more words

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How Pope Francis is using the Popemobile to change the papacy

Earlier this week, Pope Francis plucked two lucky 5th graders from Perugia out of a crowd in Vatican City to ride along with him in the Popemobile. 499 more words

Thousands crowd St. Peter's Square for Pope's Easter Sunday Mass

WATCH ABOVE: Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity’s most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the militant attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians. 632 more words

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