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Pope to Iraqi Christians: You Are Church’s Heart

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has sought to encourage Iraq’s beleaguered Christians under threat from Islamic militants, saying they are the “heart” of the...

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Top 10 Skulls

In the Christian tradition, the days that follow Halloween commemorate the souls of exalted martyrs of the Catholic Church as well as those of deceased family...

Top 10 Vatican Pop-Culture Moments

The Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano newspaper has decided that the Simpsons — the cartoon world's most famous family — are one of its own. TIME takes a look at...

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