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  • Actor Roberto Benigni steals the show at pope’s book launch

    Actor Roberto Benigni steals the show at pope’s book launch

    ROME — Since he was elected, there have been few occasions in Rome when Pope Francis hasn’t been the center of attention. Yet on Tuesday at a presentation of the pontiff’s new book, Italian actor Roberto Benigni, best known to Americans for the Oscar-winning 1997 movie “Life is Beautiful,” stole

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  • In new book, Pope Francis calls mercy God’s ‘identity card’

    In new book, Pope Francis calls mercy God’s ‘identity card’

    “The Name of God is Mercy” is Pope Francis’ first book since his election to the papacy in March 2013. It’s the result of an interview between the pontiff and veteran Italian Vatican writer Andrea Tornielli, which took place in July 2015 shortly after Francis had returned from a journey

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  • Pope Francis answers the question: What might have been?

    Pope Francis answers the question: What might have been?

    In 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and Americans ever since have pondered what might have been. Fifteen years later, the Catholic Church faced the same question about Pope John Paul I, the “Smiling Pope” who exuded warmth and simplicity, and who died of a heart attack on Sept.

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  • What’s on Pope Francis’ plate for the first part of 2016

    What’s on Pope Francis’ plate for the first part of 2016

    ROME – Pope Francis is famously a pontiff who seems to be missing an “off” switch, but the first quarter of 2016 shapes up as a period so dense with activity it may tax even his prodigious reservoirs of energy. From foreign policy challenges to a potential turning point in

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  • The Crux 2015 Christmas Book and DVD List

    The Crux 2015 Christmas Book and DVD List

    If you still need some gift ideas for Christmas, or just want recommendations for your own bookshelf, here are some suggestions from Crux staff and contributors. (Price estimates are from Amazon or local booksellers.) Jump to: John L. Allen Jr. | Margery Eagan | Michael O’Loughlin | Inés San Martín

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  • A book for both the devout and those with doubt

    A book for both the devout and those with doubt

    In a few days, we Crux-sters will list some favorite books for Christmas gifts. In my category — spirituality — here’s an early recommendation: “The Holy Longing, The Search for a Christian Spirituality” by Catholic priest Ronald Rolheiser. I mentioned this book before when I reprinted the evocative Johann Wolfgang

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