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Extremists May Have Plotted to Attack the Vatican, Italian Officials Say

Extremists May Have Plotted to Attack the Vatican, Italian Officials Say

Originally posted 04/24/2015 07:45PM

Italian officials arrested nine suspected Islamist extremists on Friday and said they may have plotted an attack against the Vatican in March 2010.

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Pope Blesses Rodrigo Santoro, Actor Playing Jesus in New Ben-Hur Film

Pope Blesses Rodrigo Santoro, Actor Playing Jesus in New Ben-Hur Film

Originally posted 04/16/2015 02:10AM

He's portraying Jesus Christ in the upcoming new version of Ben-Hur, and now he's doing it with a special blessing by Pope Francis.

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Pope Francis's iPad Sold for $30,500 At Auction

UpdatePosted 04/15/2015 12:00PM

Pope Francis's iPad Sold for $30,500 At Auction

Originally posted 03/30/2015 07:25PM

Remember when Pope Francis referred to himself as "a dinosaur" who doesn't know how to work a computer? Now he'll no longer be able to practice on his iPad, since he has given it to charity.

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'Tired' Pope Francis Told To Lay Off the Spaghetti | Pope Francis

'Tired' Pope Francis Told To Lay Off the Spaghetti

Originally posted 04/02/2015 12:00PM

Infallibility, it appears, does not extend to the papal waistline.

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Watch Pope Francis Get a Pizza Delivered to His Moving Popemobile

Watch Pope Francis Get a Pizza Delivered to His Moving Popemobile

Originally posted 03/23/2015 11:45AM

Plus, the Pontiff received a very enthusiastic greeting from a group of nuns

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A Family in Argentina Is Driving 11,000 Miles to See the Pope

A Family in Argentina Is Driving 11,000 Miles to See the Pope

Originally posted 03/22/2015 06:15PM

Noël Zemborain and her husband Alfredo "Catire" Walker have plans to take their four children on a road trip. But they aren't embarking on your average lengthy family car ride across the state, or even the country.

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Pope Francis Asks God, If Assassination's Your Will, Let It Be Smooth: 'I'm a Scaredy Cat For Pain'

Pope Francis Asks God, If Assassination's Your Will, Let It Be Smooth: 'I'm a Scaredy Cat For Pain'

Originally posted 03/11/2015 07:10AM

Amid renewed talk of an ISIS threat against Pope Francis, the straight-talking pontiff says he's already prayed about assassination and made his peace with the possibility – up to a point.

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Madonna on Fifty Shades of Grey: 'It's Not Very Sexy'

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Madonna on Fifty Shades of Grey: 'It's Not Very Sexy'

Originally posted 02/14/2015 10:00AM

Don't expect to see Madonna waiting in line to get tickets for Fifty Shades of Grey this weekend. Why? She wasn't too impressed with book – and she found one part particularly disappointing.

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Pope Francis Says Parents May Spank Children, But Must Give Them 'Dignity' | Pope Francis

Pope Francis Says Parents May Spank Children, But Must Give Them 'Dignity'

Originally posted 02/06/2015 02:45PM

Pope Francis weighed in on corporal punishment for children this week, pronouncing that spanking is fine, as long as parents do it with "dignity."

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Pope Francis Confesses: 'I'm a Dinosaur ... Don't Know How to Work a Computer' | Pope Francis

Pope Francis Confesses: 'I'm a Dinosaur ... Don't Know How to Work a Computer'

Originally posted 02/05/2015 01:45PM

Theologically infallible, perhaps. But technologically? Not so much.

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