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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.
Holy Week

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.

Martyrs of Otranto, entire village that chose death instead of renouncing their faith


Their beheaded and decapitated bodies remained unburied for about a year, until the Ottomans were expelled from Otranto. Since them, they've venerated as martyrs.

After several historical searches that confirmed the story, in 2001 the Vatican recognized a miracle attributed to the martyrs, the healing of a consecrated woman who suffered from metastatic cancer. The miracle which paved the way for their canonization.