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  • Is the Shroud of Turin real? Some say it doesn’t matter

    ROME — When Pope Francis visits the northern Italian city of Turin in June, his outing will once again shine a spotlight on Catholicism’s most famed — and also most debated – artifact: the Holy Shroud. The Shroud of Turin is a centuries-old, 14-foot-long linen cloth carrying the image of

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  • 2015 will be a busy year for a maverick pope

    ROME — With his unexpected broadside at the Vatican’s elite on Monday, Pope Francis solidified his reputation for surprise. At times it almost seems this maverick pontiff should come with a warning label, like a pack of cigarettes: “Caution … predictions are hazardous to your health!” Trying to guess Francis

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  • Pope Francis to venerate famed Shroud of Turin

    ROME — Walking in the footsteps of both Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, Pope Francis will travel to the Italian city of Turin on June 21 to venerate its famous shroud, traditionally regarded as the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. The shroud will be placed on display in

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