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  • Giro d’Italia cycling race set to begin in Jerusalem, and end in the Vatican

    Giro d’Italia cycling race set to begin in Jerusalem, and end in the Vatican

    Italy’s premier cycling event might be making a stop at the Vatican in 2018. The Giro d’Italia is reported to be planning a Jerusalem start to the Vatican tour. It is not the first time the Giro has come to the world’s smallest state. In 1974, Blessed Pope Paul VI greeted the riders at the beginning of the race.

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  • Circus performers have a ‘joyful’ vocation, pope says

    Circus performers have a ‘joyful’ vocation, pope says

    Commemorating the 70th anniversary of Italy’s National Association of Traveling Performers, Pope Francis acknowledged that the life of a traveling performer “is not an easy life,” often requiring them to go to places “that don’t always appreciate the social value of this type of show.” He told them, “Do not be discouraged, continue on your path so that our cities and our countries do not lose the taste for this peculiar beauty through your presence, your art, your joy.”

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  • Mary was a ‘courageous woman’ up to the end, Pope Francis says

    Mary was a ‘courageous woman’ up to the end, Pope Francis says

    Commemorating the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Pope Francis reflected on the day’s Gospel reading from St. John which recounted Jesus’ final moments on the cross. Mary, the pope said, had heard Simeon’s prophecy that a sword would pierce her heart and knew that her son would one day give his life for humanity.

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