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Joe Biden On Confessions, Cars, and Holy Wagers

ROME — God bless Joe Biden. The U.S. vice president can almost always be counted on to spice up an otherwise routine photo opportunity — even against the most august of backgrounds. 458 more words

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Ethics must guide medical research, protect human dignity, pope says

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Moral and ethical concerns must guide medical research so it will always be at the service of protecting human life and dignity, Pope Francis said. 650 more words

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Suspects arrested in alleged plot against Vatican, Israeli embassy

By Junno Arocho Esteves
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Italian authorities arrested six suspects who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group to attack the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome. 313 more words

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Mapping with the stars: Nuns instrumental in Vatican celestial survey

By Carol Glatz
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Of the many momentous or menial tasks women religious perform, one of the better-kept secrets has been the role of four Sisters of the Holy Child Mary who were part of a global effort to make a complete map and catalog of the starry skies. 1,022 more words

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WPC: Abstract feet do not hurt

Standing in the crowd for the mass in surrounded and triple-checked Vatican – not quite as abstract.

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Abstract

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