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The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week! | Venus Williams

The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week!

Originally posted 02/24/2014 08:00AM

Protesters in Kiev set the city ablaze, ice overtakes Lake Michigan and more breathtaking images from around the globe

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Pope Francis Meets a Life-Sized Chocolate Statue of Himself

Pope Francis Meets a Life-Sized Chocolate Statue of Himself

Originally posted 02/06/2014 03:15PM

A sweet replica was given to the Pope at the Vatican Wednesday.

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Pope Francis Lands Another Cover – but This One's Pure Rock 'n' Roll

Pope Francis Covers Rolling Stone Magazine

Originally posted 01/29/2014 04:05PM

The Pope rocks – or at least Rolling Stone thinks so.

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Here's Your Chance to Own the Pope's Motorcycle

UpdatePosted 01/17/2014 11:30AM

Here's Your Chance to Own the Pope's Motorcycle

Originally posted 01/15/2014 11:00AM

Call it Vatican Chopper.

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10 Best Photos of the Week

10 Best Photos of the Week

Originally posted 01/16/2014 08:00AM

From New York to Hong Kong to the Vatican, check out these memorable and moving pics

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10 Best Photos of the Week: The Golden Globes, No Pants Subway Ride and More

10 Best Photos of the Week: The Golden Globes, No Pants Subway Ride and More

Originally posted 01/16/2014 08:00AM

Breathtaking images from the moments that had us buzzing this week

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PHOTO: Pope Francis Grins Big While a Lamb Rests on His Shoulders

UpdatePosted 01/08/2014 05:00PM

The Daily Treat: Pope Francis Grins Big While a Lamb Rests on His Shoulders

Originally posted 01/08/2014 03:30PM

Is it time to start calling him His Happiness?

During his visit to St. Alfonso Maria de' Liguori parish church just outside Rome on Monday, Pope Francis found himself up close and personal with an "actor" from the church's living nativity scene – a lamb! The young animal was carefully placed around the Pope's shoulders, eliciting a massive grin from the religious leader. The lamb is an important part of Biblical imagery, with Jesus sometimes referred to as the "Lamb of God."

Pope Francis was in attendance to celebrate Epiphany, but he also managed to kick off 2014 in a rather big way. Considering the past year he had, during which he was named Time's Person of the Year, we're sure it will be difficult for him to beat his 2013 achievements – but a cute photo with a lamb is a nice way to start.

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12 Reasons Why Pope Francis Had the Best Year Ever

UpdatePosted 12/12/2013 05:30PM

12 Reasons Why Pope Francis Had the Best Year Ever

Originally posted 12/10/2013 03:00PM

Time magazine announced Wednesday morning that Pope Francis is its 2013 Person of the Year, noting, "The septuagenarian superstar is poised to transform a place that measures change by the century. ... He took the name of a humble saint and then called for a church of healing."

Here, too, are 12 other reasons why the newsweekly, which, like PEOPLE, is published by Time Inc., made such a great call.

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In View: The 10 Best Photos of the Week

In View: The 10 Best Photos of the Week

Originally posted 12/12/2013 08:00AM

Breathtaking images from the moments that had us buzzing this week

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Pope Francis Is Time's Person of the Year

Pope Francis Is Time's Person of the Year

Originally posted 12/11/2013 07:50AM

Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year for 2013, it was announced Wednesday morning.

"He took the name of a humble saint and then called for a church of healing," says the newsweekly, which, like PEOPLE, is published by Time Inc. "The septuagenarian superstar is poised to transform a place that measures change by the century."

What "makes this Pope so important," explained Time, "is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all. People weary of the endless parsing of sexual ethics, the buck-passing infighting over lines of authority when all the while (to borrow from Milton), 'the hungry Sheep look up, and are not fed.' In a matter of months, Francis has elevated the healing mission of the church ... above the doctrinal police work so important to his recent predecessors."

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