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  • Shroud shows what pain Jesus endured for his flock, says speaker

    PITTSBURGH (CNS) -- Donald Nohs, who is an expert on the Shroud of Turin, widely believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus, talked to a Pittsburgh audience about the evidence of authenticity for the shroud. Jesus' passion, Nohs noted, was much more than ...

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  • Willy's Story - the homeless man buried in the Vatican

    Vatican City, Feb 27, 2015 CNA.- Willy Herteleer, a homeless man who lived on the side streets outside St. Peter’s Basilica, made headlines after his death, when he received a special burial in the Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetery. The following ...

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  • The Pope who became a pilgrim: Benedict's resignation remembered

    Vatican City, Feb 28, 2015 CNA/EWTN News.- Two years after his historic resignation from the papacy, Benedict XVI's presence continues to be felt by those around him as he keeps his promise to remain in quiet and prayerful service to the Church and ...

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Political figures, Notre Dame leaders remember Father Hesburgh


NOTRE DAME, Ind. (CNS) -- Holy Cross Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, who died Feb. 26 at age 97, was known simply as "Father Ted" by Notre Dame students and was well known by U.S. presidents and other political figures, church leaders and members of Congress.

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Vatican security always on high alert, chief says after IS threats


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The head of Vatican security said Islamic State militants have threatened the Vatican, but there are no indications of any planned attack. The Vatican gendarmes, Swiss Guards and the Italian state police that patrol the perimeter of Vatican City State are always on high alert, said Domenico Giani, the commander of the gendarme and the pope's chief bodyguard.

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Willy's Story - the homeless man buried in the Vatican


Vatican City, Feb 27, 2015 CNA.- Willy Herteleer, a homeless man who lived on the side streets outside St. Peter’s Basilica, made headlines after his death, when he received a special burial in the Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetery. The following is an account of his story as told by Msgr. Amerigo Ciani, a canon of St. Peter’s Basilica and painter who had become friends with Willy.

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