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Family of murderer Marta Herda post letter 'from Pope Francis' online

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Callista Gingrich, Washington's new face at Vatican

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In rare gesture, pope prays for Malta after journalist slain
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Vatican hosts conference on Disability and Catechesis
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Pope Francis marks 50 years of Methodist-Catholic dialogue
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World Methodist Council: dialogue must reach local level
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Pope promises to send special message to FAO meeting in Ethiopia
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Pope Mass: The gift of God's salvation opens the door to all
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Vatican responds to claims Pope Benedict XVI is close to death
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Pope addresses “Religions for Peace”‎ delegation
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Pope’s condolence for death of Philippine Cardinal Ricardo Vidal
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Pope at General Audience: 'Jesus came to save us from death'
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Family of murderer Marta Herda post letter 'from Pope Francis' online
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Pope deplores Somalia bombing that killed over 300
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Pope General Audience: English Summary
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Pope Francis deplores Mogadishu terror attack
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Pope Francis marks 800 years of Franciscans in Holy Land
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Pope Francis backs International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
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Pope Francis at Santa Marta: on the folly of hard-hearted Christians
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Callista Gingrich, Washington's new face at Vatican
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Callista Gingrich confirmed as Vatican ambassador
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Callista Gingrich confirmed as Vatican ambassador
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Callista Gingrich confirmed as Vatican ambassador
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Callista Gingrich confirmed as Vatican ambassador
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Callista Gingrich confirmed as Vatican ambassador
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Callista Gingrich confirmed as Vatican ambassador
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Callista Gingrich confirmed as Vatican ambassador
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Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as U.S. Ambassador to Vatican
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Senate votes to confirm Callista Gingrich as Vatican envoy
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Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as ambassador to the Holy See
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Callista Gingrich confirmed by Senate as Vatican ambassador
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