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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.

Pope Christmas greeting card unveiled


The artwork was created by Leandro Bassano and shows the adoration of Baby Jesus by the shepherds. The Italian artist from the 16th Century (1557-1622) used a Venetian style for his depiction, showing clear influences from another Italian artist, Tintoretto. 

The Pope's greeting card includes a Latin verse from Psalm 85: Veritas de terra orta est!, "Truth shall spring out of Earth!”