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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...

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...

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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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