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Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before his upcoming birthday

April 13, 2017. Vatican releases statement that the pope visited Benedict XVI yesterday.
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Colosseum's Way of the Cross meditations written by female biblical scholar

March 31, 2017. Anne-MariePelletier'smeditations will be read during the event on Good Friday.

The oldest orchestra in Europe gives the Pope the gift of music



NOTE: The Leipziger Gewandhaus Orchestra is the oldest orchestra in Europe, not in the world. The oldest orchestra is the Gagaku Shoin, the Imperial Court Orchestra of Japan, which is only several decades younger than the Schola Cantorum Vaticano and has the distinction of being the second oldest continuously existent musical organization.