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Vatican Puts Ex-Dominican Envoy Under House Arrest

(VATICAN CITY) — The Vatican says it has put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest following allegations he sexually abused young...

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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Pope Benedict XVI and the Swiss Guards

As Pope Benedict XVI steps down today he’ll also bid farewell to the Swiss Guards — an elite military unit that has guarded Vatican City for centuries and play a...

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