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Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy (CNS)

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Pope Leo XIII crafted Latin riddles for Roman magazine (CNS)

Leo XIII created lengthy riddles, known as “charades,” which were published anonymously in a Rome newspaper

Pope Benedict on a gondola ride in Venice yesterday (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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