Birds Attack Peace Doves Freed from Pope’s Window

(VATICAN CITY) — Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by other birds. As tens of...

Pope Francis Turns 77

Four homeless people from outside the Vatican walls joined the Pontiff to celebrate

Pope Hears First-Hand About High-Spending German

(VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis, who has said he wants a church for the poor, has been briefed about a scandal in Germany involving a bishop's 31 million euro ($42...

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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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