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Pontiff travels to the Italian town of Sulmona to mark the 800th anniversary of the birth of Pope Celestine V

Mass and procession held in Eternal City

September trip is officially announced

Bishop DiMarzio intervenes in heated debate

Theologian says YouTube is ‘virtual Areopagus’

Benedict XVI discusses plight of Christians

Catholic speakers ready for surge in media interest

Martyrs were killed during Spanish Civil War

The Church’s annus horribilis continues

Swiss Bishop Kurt Koch named to major curial post